Author: Sheila Baker,  Managing Director, Gold Seal

As you can appreciate, Gold Seal has received many queries to the HR/IR helpline regarding the coronavirus and what this means in the workplace.

Click Here for a link to Fair Work which provides great guidance on how to manage the situation:

On this occasion, as the information available is changing very quickly, it is not feasible for us to offer you the same level of personalised service we usually do – the Fair Work site updates the information as required, and will guide you to make decisions on the best approach in your business. We encourage employers and employees to work together to find appropriate solutions that suit the needs of individual workplaces. This may include taking different forms of leave, working from home, or taking extra precautions in the workplace.

We will be on standby in case you are really unable to reach decisions on specific matters, but we recommend that your first line of enquiry should be the official source of information on the Fair Work website as above.

Many thanks for your co-operation and remember – be alert, not alarmed. This too shall pass.


For assistance on any of your HR/IR requirements – call Gold Seal on 03 9510 5100 or email