Report a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis

If a COVID-19 diagnosis happens at work, it's important to make sure that people are safe.

Date last updated

Friday 31 Jul 2020

How to report a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis

  1. When to notify WorkSafe

    Employers and self-employed persons, with management or control of a workplace must notify WorkSafe immediately after becoming aware that:

    • an employee, independent contractor, employee of the independent contractor or self-employed person has received a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus (COVID-19) and;
    • the employee, independent contractor, employee of the independent contractor or self-employed person has attended the workplace within the relevant infection period.
  2. Notify WorkSafe immediately

    Option A: Complete the COVID-19 reporting form

    OR

    Option B: Call WorkSafe on 13 23 60

    WorkSafe will then record details of your incident and send you an email with a unique link for you to complete the last stage of notifying us of the full details in writing. It is mandatory that you complete the full details in writing within 48 hours.

    If you are unsure of your obligations, contact WorkSafe on 13 23 60.

  3. Report the incident within 48 hours

    Once you have completed and submitted the online incident notification form, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your records.

  4. Having trouble completing the online form?

    If you are having trouble completing the online incident notification form, download a print copy of the incident notification form, and email the completed form to: [email protected].

  5. Save a copy of the incident notification form

    You are required to keep a record of the form for at least five years.

Record any injuries in your register of injuries

Every workplace must have a register of injuries.

A register of injuries is a document that contains the particulars of all injuries that have occurred at a workplace and is readily accessible to a worker.

Need help?

If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact WorkSafe on 13 23 60.

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