Certain injuries and illnesses arising out of the conduct of the business or undertaking are notifiable under work health and safety laws.

Unlike a work-related injury, proving that a disease like COVID-19 was contracted in the course of work is difficult, and may become harder as the virus becomes more wide-spread in the community.

You only need to notify us of a case of the COVID-19 virus if:

  • it can be reliably attributed to a workplace exposure, and either
    • the person is required to have treatment as an in-patient in hospital, or
    • death.

Workers who contract COVID-19 whilst at work may be eligible to submit a workers' compensation claim. Please visit the ReturnToWorkSA website for further details.