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Preparing to recommence pre-restriction operations

Before you re-open or re-commence operations you must check for any changes to business restrictions and whether any specific guidelines or requirements to recommence business apply in your state or territory.

It is important that food businesses (such as cafes and restaurants) are well prepared to recommence normal business operations  after non-essential business restrictions have been lifted.

Some states and territories may have specific requirements such as completing a particular COVID-19 Food safety checklist.

Food regulators have also developed a voluntary tool to help food businesses prepare to recommence operations. Food businesses are encouraged to use this tool (in addition to any specific requirements) when preparing to recommence operations. Download the Food safety chec ks for food businesses (such as cafes and restaurants) preparing to recommence pre-restriction operations  (PDF 215 KB). 

State and territory specific guidelines and requirements for recommencing food business operations:

This information will be updated when new information comes to hand.​


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Page last updated: 22 May 2020

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