Current Information & Requirements 

  • All of Hutchies' projects and offices are open for business – construction is an essential service under strict COVIDSafe plans
  • Hutchies' sites and offices must continue implementing and maintaining our COVIDSafe measures
  • All Hutchies' sites and offices are to complete their COVIDSafe Checklists on a regular basis (weekly at a minimum) and continue enforcing all COVIDSafe measures
  • Ensure Hutchies' plans / procedures are in place and followed across all sites and offices
  • Speak with your Team Leader if you need to take time off for vaccination
  • Many states and territories have stopped releasing venues of concern and now advises everyone to be extra vigilant and expect everyone they interact with has COVID-19
  • National Cabinet has adopted new requirements and definitions for positive cases and close contacts across QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA and ACT (WA & NT will adopt later)
  • Positive cases must isolate for 7 days from the date of their test and remain isolated until they no longer have symptoms, continuing to monitor for symptoms for a further 7 days after
  • Close contacts are now defined as having had contact in a household for 4+ hours with a positive COVID-19 case and must isolate for 7 days from the date of exposure followed by a negative RAT on day 6
  • Hutchies' sites and offices will notify any affected workers when there has been a positive COVID-19 case in one of our workplaces
  • All other contacts now essentially monitor for symptoms if they have been at a venue of concern or been around a positive COVID-19 case (outside of a household)
  • This means that in most cases an exposure within a workplace environment will mean everyone continues working and monitor for symptoms
  • If anyone develops symptoms, they must stay home and get tested - following the advice of their local health authorities
  • All close contacts and positive cases (including subcontractors and visitors) must be reported to Hutchies via email (and Payroll if they are a company member)
  • There is significant delays on PCR tests and RATs are difficult to find - if you have symptoms, please just stay home for at least 7 days and follow health advice
  • Mandatory masks are back in effect in most parts of Australia - the general advice is if you can't maintain 1.5m distance from others, you should wear a mask unless it is not safe to do so
  • Monitor the venues of concern locations every day and follow authority directions if you have been to one at the same time as a confirmed case
  • Continue to practice 1.5m physical distancing from others, maintain good hand and work area hygiene, follow public gathering limits and wear masks in high risk settings or where enforced
  • Limit interstate travel as much as possible - use video / teleconference facilities instead of face-to-face meetings
  • Reach out if you need more information or advice

Current Venues of Concern

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)


The Australian Government has developed an app to speed up contacting people exposed to coronavirus. The app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app can protect you, your family and friends and save lives of other Australians. The more Australians that connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker the virus can be found. There is information about the app on the Department of Health's website.

Download on the Apple app store Download on the Google play app store

Coronavirus App

Stay up to date with official information and advice about the coronavirus situation with the Australian Government. You can check your symptoms and get notified when urgent information and updates are published. 

Download on the Apple app store Download on the Google play app store

Coronavirus Channel on WhatsApp

You can also join the COVID-19 WhatsApp Channel from the Australian Government to learn the latest on the response to coronavirus.

COVIDSafe app video


Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly.

People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:

  • fever
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath

If you are concerned you may have COVID-19:

How it spreads

The virus can spread from person to person through:

  • close contact with an infectious person (including in the 48 hours before they had symptoms)
  • contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
  • touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face

COVID-19 is a new disease, so there is no existing immunity in our community. This means that COVID-19 could spread widely and quickly.

Who is most at risk

In Australia, the people most at risk of getting the virus are:

  • travellers who have recently been overseas
  • those who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • people in correctional and detention facilities
  • people in group residential settings

People who are, or are more likely to be, at higher risk of serious illness if they get the virus are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions
  • people 65 years and older with chronic medical conditions
  • people 70 years and older
  • people with compromised immune systems

At this stage the risk to children and babies, and the role children play in the transmission of COVID-19, is not clear. However, there has so far been a low rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases among children, relative to the broader population.

There is limited evidence at this time regarding the risk in pregnant women.

Protect yourself and others

Everyone must do the following things to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are most at risk.

See important advice on:

If you have travelled recently, see the advice for travellers.

How to seek medical attention

If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical advice. If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms, call the National Coronavirus Helpline for advice.

National Coronavirus Helpline

Call 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19) or help with the COVIDSafe app. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To seek medical help from a doctor or hospital, call ahead of time to book an appointment.

You will be asked to take precautions when you attend for treatment. Follow the instructions you are given.

If you have a mask, wear it to protect others. Stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people. Cover your coughs or sneezes with your elbow.

Tell the doctor about:

  • your symptoms
  • any travel history
  • any recent contact you have had with someone who has COVID-19


Hutchies has a selection of official posters and videos from the Australian Government, along with our plans, procedures, information and resources.

We also encourage you to actively monitor the situation through the below official websites.

How we're responding

Hutchies has developed a range of resources to assist sites and offices stay COVIDSafe. Everyone on our sites and in our offices must be following all directions on display and outlined in our resources below.




Tools & Templates


Face Masks

Cumulative Cases


If you need support

Hutchies Help

Reporting general cases or general Hutchies advice.

Hutchies' COVID-19 Hotline
Phone 07 3335 5015

COVID-19 Health Information

This hotline can provide guidance if you have questions about COVID-19.

Australian Government COVID-19 Hotline
Phone 1800 020 080 (24 x 7)