Safe Work Australia is currently recommending that all workplaces should be cleaned at least daily. However, not all areas of a workplace require daily cleaning. Safe Work Australia states that common use areas such as bathrooms need to be cleaned daily, whereas surfaces such as personal desks can be cleaned weekly.
Cleaning should be more frequent if surfaces become visibly dirty, there is a spill, or if they are touched by lots of different people (for example, if your workplace has a high volume of workers touching lift buttons or customers touching an EFTPOS machine). If your workplace operates in shifts, it should be cleaned between shifts. If equipment is shared between workers (for example, hot desks), all equipment should be cleaned between uses, where practicable.
Once clean, surfaces in your workplace can then be disinfected.
Safe Work Australia guidelines state that high risk surfaces and areas in the workplace, such as toilets, showers and push/pull doors, should be disinfected daily in addition to general cleaning. A workplace only requires total disinfection of all areas and surfaces if there has been a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. The Safe Work Australia website has comprehensive information on recommended cleaning/disinfecting frequency based on industry type and surface type which you can check out by clicking here.
It’s important to note that not every surface needs to be cleaned/disinfected. As COVID-19 is spread by touching contaminated surfaces or breathing in droplets from coughing or sneezing, surfaces which are never touched do not require specific attention (e.g. a ceiling).