ADVICE PROVIDED BY NSW HEALTH
Please see ALERT outlining confirmed COVID-19 cases on construction sites at Auburn and Toongabbie.
COVID RISK SITES – ADVICE FOR SITE VISITORS AND THEIR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
Auburn construction site:
- Anyone who was at the construction site at 59A Queen street, Auburn from 11.30-2.30pm between Monday June 28 to Friday July 2 is a close contact, must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of if they get a negative result.
- Toongabbie construction site
- Anyone who was at the construction site at 74 Aurelia Street, Toongabbie from 7am-12pm from Monday June 28 to Friday July 2 is a close contact, must immediately get tested and quarantine for 14 days, regardless of if they get a negative result.
- Those who were at the site on the dates outlined, but outside the times specified, are considered a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
- Household members of those on the Auburn and Toongabbie construction sites
- The household contacts of people who attended these construction sites have also been asked to get tested and isolate for 14 days.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STAY SAFE
There are some simple things you can do to keep your workers safe from COVID-19.
Here are some tips:
- Screen your workers – make sure they don’t enter the workplace if they:
- feel unwell and/or have any symptoms
- are awaiting a COVID-19 test result
- have been notified by NSW Health that they are a close or casual contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case
- Practice physical distancing – maintain 1.5 metres wherever possible onsite, and follow the 1 person per 4 square metre rule inside
- Provide and maintain hygiene stations and hand washing facilities
- Stagger your breaks, so that workers are not gathering in numbers
- Hold your toolbox talks outside in a space where workers can maintain 1.5m physical distancing
- Ensure all staff and visitors wear a face masks whenever inside the site office, staff room (unless eating or drinking) and other onsite indoor areas.
- Keep a register of workers and visitors entering and leaving your site
The NSW State Government has announced the use of the Service NSW QR code to become mandatory at all workplaces from Monday 12 July 2021 to provide NSW Health contact tracers real-time access to QR code data from a greater number of venues. Until advised otherwise, all industries are included, including construction. Further information will be available from the NSW Government shortly. To find the application form and more information on to register for the NSW Government QR Code – click here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/register-your-business-as-covid-safe.
Complete a COVID-19 safety plan and register as COVID safe, where practicable (Link: https://www.nsw.gov.au/register-your-business-as-covid-safe), to demonstrate to your staff, customers and visitors that you are using and maintaining the highest standards to prevent COVID-19 transmission in your workplace.
Please contact Service NSW if you have any further questions, on 13 77 88 or https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/contact-us