Information and advice for businesses who have staff working from home.

Key points

  • Stay up to date with current work restrictions on the Work and study page.
  • Continue working from home. If you can work from home, you must work from home.
  • Employers should continue to provide flexible work arrangements, encourage their employees to work from home, ensure good hygiene standards and provide necessary physical distancing in all workplaces.

Your questions answered

What responsibilities do employers have to support staff to work from home?

Employers must support their employees to work from home if they can.

By continuing to work from home, you and your employees are helping to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). You are encouraged to work with your employees to support them to find an arrangement that works best for them.

Information about supporting employees to work from home is available on the WorkSafe website.

What if my employee is finding it difficult to work from home? Can we agree that they can work from their normal place of work?

No. You must work with your employee and human resources to assess what can be done to help support your employee work from home. Working from home is really important in helping to limit the number of people moving around – and slow the spread of the virus.

This assessment should include health and safety considerations.

Advice on health and safety considerations is available on the WorkSafe website.

For more information

Visit the Business Victoria Coronavirus Support website or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.