Current Information & Requirements 

Preventative Measures

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Good Hygiene

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

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Coughs & Sneezes

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

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Don't Touch!

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

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Social Distance

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

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Regular Cleaning

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

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Symptoms

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

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Follow Directions

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

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Reconsider Travel

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

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Face Masks

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

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Stay Informed

Monitor Hutchies’ Toolbox for the latest information and advice

Symptoms

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. 


Fever

Cough

Shortness of Breath

Sore Throat


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

​Australian Capital Territory (ACT)​

Summary

  • No active local outbreak
  • Most restrictions have been eased apart from standard COVID-Safe practices

New South Wales (NSW)

Summary

  • No active local outbreak
  • Some additional restrictions still apply as a result of the recent oubreak - see website for info
  • Relevant businesses are required to use the Service NSW QR Code app, and patrons must sign in using the Service NSW system. This does not currently apply to construction/office-based workplaces but records are still required to be maintained for the purpose of contact tracing. 
  • No current border controls in place

Northern Territory (NT)

Summary

  • No active local outbreak
  • All travel to NT requires a border entry form to be filled out and approved prior to travel
  • Most restrictions have been eased apart from standard COVID-Safe practices

Queensland (QLD)

Summary

  • No active local outbreak
  • Border declaration pass must be filled out and approved prior to travel for anyone travelling from a declared COVID-19 hotspot. Border passes are not required for all other travel.
  • Most restrictions in QLD have eased apart from standard COVID-Safe practices

South Australia (SA)

Summary

  • No active local outbreak
  • All travel to SA requires a Cross Border Travel Registration form to be filled out and approved prior to travelling
  • Most restrictions have been eased apart from standard COVID-Safe practices

Tasmania (TAS)

Summary

  • No active local outbreak
  • Travellers who have spent time in medium-risk areas prior to arriving in TAS must apply for a G2G Pass prior to travel. Travellers from low-risk areas are allowed to enter without the need for a G2G Pass
  • Most restrictions have been eased apart from standard COVID-Safe practices

Victoria (VIC)

Summary

  • Some state-wide restrictions have been reimposed after the discovery of a COVID-19 case in a Grand Hyatt Hotel quarantine worker who has been out in the community
  • Three more local cases have been discovered in connection the Holiday Inn at the airport
  • Masks must be worn in all indoor public settings including office workplaces 
  • New traffic light permit system for travel into the state is now in place. Anyone that wants to enter VIC (except for border community residents) must apply for a permit via this new system
  • Various states and territories are either imposing border restrictions or new requirements on travellers from VIC

Western Australia (WA)

  • A hotel quarantine worker has been detected with the virus who was out in the community. As a result, parts of WA have enhanced COVID-19 restrictions in place
  • Some states/territories have put in place hard border controls with some/all of WA
  • Travellers must fill out a G2G Pass and had it approved prior to travel

COVIDSafe App

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

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

Resources

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.

Plans

Checklists

Signage

Tools & Templates

Support

Face Masks

Cumulative Cases

Help

If you need support

Hutchies Help

Reporting general cases or general Hutchies advice.

Hutchies' COVID-19 Hotline
Phone 07 3335 5015
Email help@hutchies.com.au

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)