Planning tool to help businesses reopen

July 6, 2020

The Commission has two key roles:

  1. to help minimise and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 on jobs and businesses, and
  2. to facilitate the fastest possible recovery of lives and livelihoods.


The government’s National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) has released an online planning tool to help businesses develop a plan to keep their workers, customers and the community safe as they reopen or increase their activities in the weeks and months ahead.


The NCCC tool, in the form of a template called “My business’s COVIDSafe plan”, brings together information from across the government on the range of help and assistance available to support businesses. This tool complements the Safe Work Australia website, which is a central source of information for businesses to understand their work health and safety obligations.


The Safe Work site is updated regularly and includes information on:


The NCCC says the online planning tool (download it from here) should take about 30 minutes to complete, and says it should leave businesses with a clear idea about what they will do to keep people safe, how they will get their business back up and running and how they might adapt their operating model.


It will also help businesses to plan practical steps such as:

  • organising supplies,
  • updating insurance and
  • reactivating subscriptions, and
  • it provides links to the assistance available to help them reopen, including help with cash flow, wages and loans.



We hope this was helpful. Please contact us  for business continuation strategy advice specific to your circumstances.

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