National Cabinet COVID-19 guidance on essential workers


National Cabinet's Permissions and Restrictions for Essential Workers – Interim Guidance was released on 7 February. This is important for Association members because many building and construction workers, including plumbers, are defined as essential workers.

The Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of WA was represented in a national industry forum that provided input into the document.

The document provides a process to support safe decision making when determining what work permissions or restrictions should apply to a worker after a COVID-19 exposure.

Although the guidance applies nationally, each state and territory government is responsible for implementing it. This means the timing of the implementation may differ between jurisdictions.

To download the document, Association members should log into the members-only area and select the COVID-19 Resources and Information page under Members' Resources (on the left-hand side of the page).