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WorkSafe charges accommodation provider for alleged COVID-19 breaches

Accommodation provider Keyun Enterprises Pty Ltd has been charged by WorkSafe Victoria with a breach of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (OHS Act) in relation to failing to control the risk of COVID-19.

Keyun Enterprises operated Comfy Kew Apartments in Kew. In 2020, Keyun Enterprises agreed to accommodate a number of homeless people as part of the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

WorkSafe alleges that Keyun Enterprises failed to:

  • have a COVIDSafe Plan in place;
  • require contractors to sign in on entry; and
  • require people entering the premises to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose.

It is alleged that, as a result of these failings, patrons and contractors at Comfy Kew Apartments were exposed to risks to their health and safety.

The matter is listed for a mention hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 30 November 2021.

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