5 January / COVID-19

New Year, Same COVIDSafe Measures

Keeping COVIDSafe

The new year brings a renewed focus of staying vigilant in our fight against COVID-19. The measures Hutchies adopted last year remain the best ways to keep everyone safe and continue to be implemented across our sites and offices.

Different states and territories have also introduced new restrictions as a result of clusters that formed in New South Wales and Victoria. An overhaul of the Hutchies’ Toolbox coronavirus page has been completed, including summaries of each state and territory for your convenience. Please monitor and comply with any local requirements that may be applicable to you, including potential impacts to interstate travel.

Your individual effort contributes to keeping case numbers low. Part of our collective responsibility is ensuring that we each recognise coronavirus symptoms and get tested if we experience any of these (regardless of how mild they may be). 


> Hutchies’ sites and offices must continue implementing our measures

> Keep signing in to Hutchies’ offices and sites for contact tracing efforts

> Monitor and comply with any additional local restrictions

> Reconsider interstate travel and be prepared to get tested after flying

> Even with the mildest of symptoms, get tested immediately

> Monitor contact tracing lists daily in your state if there is an outbreak

> NSW has mandated masks in some indoor settings in areas of Sydney

> VIC has reintroduced masks in indoor settings across the state

> QLD has closed its borders to hotspots in and around Greater Sydney

> A QLD border pass is required for people from regional NSW

> VIC has a hard border closure to all of NSW

> NSW has active local rules in place for parts of Greater Sydney

> VIC also has active local rules in place for the whole state

> If you have travelled to NSW or VIC, consider getting tested ASAP


As outbreaks continue to occur, Hutchies is tracking all state and territory updates across Australia daily. All relevant information is being provided to teams in affected areas, and updated on Hutchies’ Toolbox.

If you are unsure about any current restrictions or measures in place (including border controls), or need to know what is relevant to you or Hutchies’ broader workforce, feel free to contact us via coronavirus@hutchies.com.au

Preventative Measures


Good Hygiene

Wash your hands often for 20 secs & use hand sanitiser in between


Coughs & Sneezes

Cover a cough or sneeze, wash your hands & dispose of any tissues safely


Don't Touch!

No physical contact (including handshakes) & avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth


Social Distance

Maintain 1.5 metres distance from people where practicable – if you start to feel unwell, go home & get tested


Regular Cleaning

Clean work areas, common facilities (kitchens, bathrooms etc) & frequent touch points often



Stay home & get tested if you have the symptoms (even if you think it’s ‘just a cold’)


Follow Directions

Display, read and follow all of Hutchies’ posters and signage around sites and offices


Reconsider Travel

Interstate travel must be undertaken with caution – stay alert to government changes


Face Masks

In high risk situations or when you cannot social distance, wear a face mask


Stay Informed

Monitor Hutchies’ Toolbox for the latest information and advice


Know the symptoms and be on alert. If you experience any of the following symptoms, don’t come to work. 

Notify your Team Leader and contact your nearest medical centre / hospital to get tested. 



Shortness of Breath

Sore Throat

If you need advice, call Australia’s COVID hotline 1800 020 080 (24 x 7)

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11 November / Update

Hutchies is currently experiencing a wave of site visits and inspections from the ABCC right around the country. During these visits the ABCC is assessing Hutchies’ compliance with Building Code 2016.

It is essential that you read this update and apply all of the Code compliance measures outlined to be confident that your project is compliant, and Hutchies is not exposed when these visits and inspections occur.

Compliance with Building Code 2016 is necessary for Hutchies to undertake projects funded by the Federal Government and non-compliance can lead to sanctions and other significant penalties.

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4 November / Notice

We've secured a new national agreement to provide Hutchies' teams consistent service, products and pricing. 

Click the 'view notice' button below for all the details.

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11 October / COVID-19

70% double vaccination target achieved! 

From today, Monday 11 October, a range of restrictions will change as a result of NSW achieving its 70% double vaccinated target last week.

This email update will focus on changes to restrictions settings that are relevant to the construction industry. For more information about other changes, click the button to read the NSW Government press release below. Get in touch with coronavirus@hutchinsonbuilders.com.au if you have any questions.

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8 October / COVID-19

Stage 3 Restrictions

From 4pm today, Friday 8 October, restrictions will ease for the below local government areas (LGAs) to re-join the rest of the state on Stage 3 restrictions.

Brisbane  LoganGold Coast
Moreton Bay Townsville (including Magnetic Island)Palm Island

Eased restrictions for these LGAs and current restrictions for the rest of Queensland include:

  • Up to 100 people can gather in homes. No limit for people gathering in public spaces.
  • 200 people are allowed weddings and funerals (1 person per 2m2)
  • Dancing is allowed
  • All indoor settings (including restaurants and bars) can have up to 1 person per 2m2 or 100 per cent capacity if they are ticketed and seated events, including stadiums
  • No density restrictions for businesses that operate only outdoors
  • Community sport can recommence in full

Some mandatory mask requirements will remain. Read on for more info.

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9 October / Event

Join us at Oktoberfest!

After missing out last year due to COVID, Hutchies will happily be returning to Oktoberfest at Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday 9 Oct 2021!

This year we have organised a number of VIP tables, that are open to all Hutchies' people (regardless of social club status or location), as well as clients, consultants, architects and other friends of Hutchies.

Scott's only condition to receiving a ticket to this event is that you must wear a costume!

If you’d like to come along, click the below button and head to the booking form on the Toolbox event page.

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