Operating services under COVID-19 protection framework

The CPF provides a traffic light system to manage COVID-19 in the community with Green, Orange and Red settings. The CPF sets out general settings and restrictions in a range of environments.

The CPF also provides for localised protections to be put in place. Refer to the Unite Against COVID-19 website for the latest information on what settings apply and where.

The revised CPF can be characterised as:

Green: guidance only. The least restrictive level of the Framework, the ‘new normal’. 

Orange: public health restrictions are limited to only those needed to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure pressure on the health system remains manageable.

Red: broad-based public health restrictions to respond to an outbreak, or imminent risk of an escalating outbreak. The most restrictive level of the Framework.

As we move through the traffic light settings of the CPF, we expect agencies to tailor their protective measures to address their particular circumstances, taking into account their operating environment, workforce, and the people they serve. The broad principles in the public service are:

 

Green

Orange

Red

H&S Workplace Risk Assessment & Business Continuity Plans (BCP)

Agencies to review risk assessments and BCP considering various planning scenarios

Agencies to review risk assessments and BCP against emerging context

Agencies to review risk assessments and BCP against emerging context

Infection risk mitigation strategies

Continue to work within CPF, including showing QR codes until 26 March and supporting mask wearing for those that wish to and encouraging good workplace hygiene

 

Continue to work within CPF, including showing QR codes until 26 March, encouraging face masks and good workplace hygiene

 

Continue to work within CPF, including showing QR codes until 26 March, face masks, good workplace hygiene and physical distancing,

increased use of infection risk reduction for those staff in the workplace

Working practices

Workplaces are open

Workplaces are open Alternative working practices used as the exception rather than the standard. Working from home may be appropriate for some people - i.e. their particular circumstances warrant it

Workplaces are open Alternative working practices used as the exception rather than the standard. Working from home may be appropriate for some people - i.e. their particular circumstances warrant it

The phase one to three settings at Red, which have been in place to help manage our response to Omicronhave been removed. These phases were designed to support a managed approach to the risks associated with Omicron within our context at that time and may not return at future red settings.

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