**Update on the COVID Safe Plan requirements**

Update on the COVID Safe Plan requirements.

There has been a change to the requirements for regional businesses in relation to COVID Safe Plans.

For businesses (excluding abattoirs, meat, seafood and poultry processors) operating in regional Victoria a COVID Safe Plan is now advisedbut not mandatory.

For permitted businesses operating in metro-Melbourne, a COVID Safe Plan remains mandatory.

We are still awaiting clarity on the definition of warehousing and cold storage and having a High Risk COVID Safe Plan place as it relates to agricultural industries. 

This change is documented in the updated Workplace Directions (No 2). This Directions notice also details obligations on employers. All Directions notices are available here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

More information on COVID Safe Plans is available via Business Victoria 

**Please understand that the information is changing on a daily basis and we will try to keep our members informed of all updates.