May 3, 2020

Preparing for COVID-safe workplaces

Seven News and Sunrise reported on the latest government updates on easing restrictions to restart the economy, including tips on preparing a safe workplace in readiness to welcome customers back safely. Read below for the full article.

Coronavirus Australia: Government urges businesses to prepare to reopen

Businesses forced to temporarily shut their doors have been urged by the federal government to get ready to reopen.

It comes as many states and territories start to ease lockdown restrictions following a continued fall in coronavirus cases.

Employment Minister Michaelia Cash has called on retailers to create ‘COVID-safe workplaces,’ which are ready to safely welcome customers as soon they’re given the ‘green light’.

“Each workplace needs to look at its individual circumstances in what will be the new normal environment we live in,” Minister Cash said on Sunrise.

“The virus will still be with us, but if we can control the spread then we can restart the economy.”

Minister Cash says there are a number of ways businesses in the retail, hospitality and fitness industries can prepare to reopen over the next weeks and months.

Some suggestions include:

  • Limiting the number of people in-store at any one time
  • Encouraging customers to shop alone where possible
  • Scheduling deliveries to avoid crowding
  • Cleaning door handles, lift buttons, hand rails and other high-touch objects and areas regularly
  • Using floor markings to remind customers to maintain a distance of 1.5m
  • Ensuring customers have downloaded the COVIDSafe contact tracing app

Lifting Lockdown

After weeks of “stay at home” orders, some Australian states and territories are starting to ease their coronavirus restrictions.

Depending on where you live, it means this weekend you might be able to visit your mates, go shopping, enjoy a family picnic, work out in groups or even go camping.

For the current list of lockdown restrictions, click here.

Original article source:

Advertisment Advertisment


Birch & Waite

Birch & Waite was born from a vision of creating superior quality Australian fresh chilled products for the professional kitchen. Our fresh chilled Mayonnaise, Sauces, Dressings, Relishes and Desserts celebrate fresh Austra...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Tea Drop – Tea Merchant

Tea Drop is a tea merchant with a difference.  Creating blends for everyone to enjoy and explore. All of our leaves are hand picked, ethically sourced and treated with care. We source only seasonal and small batch leav...
by Cafe Culture Mag


When a Flying Elephant is Essential

By CCDigital – August 27, 2020  Borders shut. Interstate travel restricted. Gyms shut. Restaurants shut. Only the essentials. Scott Morrison’s words to Australians, potentially a death knell to the start of a story ...
by Cafe Culture Mag



Uniwell POS Australia

Uniwell POS Australia has been providing high quality touchscreen point of sale equipment to Australian hospitality venues for over 20 years. Our embedded POS terminals have developed a strong reputation for being secure, relia...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Ritual Australia

Ritual is a comprehensive tech solution & market place for the hospitality industry. Solutions include online ordering, contactless in store ordering, website & social media integration and payment. Ritual operates in o...
by Cafe Culture Mag



Seascape: By the sea but far from being all at sea

Perched above the hustle of the Surfers Paradise Esplanade, Seascape Restaurant + Bar offers amazing ocean views over the iconic Surfers Paradise beach. With uninterrupted ocean views from all seats you are filled with thoughts...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Your invitation to the Barista Technology Demo day

Every Thursday from 9am to 2pm Barista Technology Australia opens it doors in support of local brewers and producers with a demonstration day. Barista Technology Australia are Australia’s number 1 cafe workflow solution provi...
by Cafe Culture Mag



The Cafe Supplier

In 2020, The Café Supplier saw a gap in the industry that didn’t provide any discounted café products. We aim to help you out by having everything under one roof at unbeatable prices, for quick and easy ordering.  The ...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Califia Farms

Inspired by the values of our mythical muse and California’s namesake, Queen Califia, Califia Farms was founded in 2010 to bring food back to its original nourishing purpose. Califia continues to disrupt the dairy category wi...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Iggy’s Coffee

Roasting Premium 100% Arabica Coffee Beans. A family coffee tradition, dating back 1985 One of Brisbane’s earliest coffee companies.  IGGY’S COFF...
by Cafe Culture Mag