Damn Good Advice on Creating a COVID-19-Safe Workplace

About this guide

Not-for-profits are facing one of the most challenging times in the past century. If your organisation is going to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, you'll need some "damn good advice".

This comprehensive guide sets out the steps your organisation needs to take when you're thinking of bringing your people – your staff, managers and volunteers – back to their usual workplace. It includes templated checklists (also available as separate downloads) that you can adjust to suit your organisation.

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This guide was published in August 2020 and is intended to supplement, not replace, government information on restrictions, regulations and guidelines related to workplace safety. This information varies from place to place and from time to time. For the latest information, visit www.australia.gov.au/#state-and-territory-government-information, where you’ll find links to each state and territory government.

You can also look in our listing of Trusted sources to help not-for-profits cope with COVID-19 on the Save Our Sector site.

This guide has been produced with the support of Commonwealth Bank for Our Community’s Save Our Sector campaign, as part of Our Community’s mission to rebuild and sustain not-for-profit capacity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


This guide is just one of the ways the Our Community Group is working to support not-for-profits through the COVID-19 crisis, as part of our major campaign to help the not-for-profit sector to survive, re-invent and sustain.

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