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COVID-19 safe workplace principles: What you can do if your office isn’t adopting coronavirus-safe practices – ABC News

Rachel returned to the office to find sick colleagues weren’t being sent home and employees were not socially distanced. Here’s what employers should do to ensure a COVID-safe office, and what employees can do if it doesn’t happen.

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When Rachel* returned to the office after months of working from home, she was surprised more practices hadn’t changed in response to COVID-19.
“The desks hadn’t been rearranged to accommodate for being appropriately socially distanced,” she said.
“We were in the same proximity that we had been in beforehand, so they hadn’t done a change to the floor plan.
“There was hand sanitiser available but it wasn’t everywhere and wasn’t easily accessible at all times.
“It wasn’t what you would expect…

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