As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to rapidly evolve, it is an appropriate time to update you on WorkPlacePLUS’s approach to the situation and our operational readiness.
By now, all employers will be having their crisis team meetings and operationalising their pandemic plan regarding (COVID-19).
Your crisis team should be considering limiting the exposure of COVID-19 to your premises by restricting access to the premises to essential staff and contractors only.
Our response to COVID-19
At WorkPlacePLUS, we are committed to providing exceptional HR support services within a safe workplace environment. The health and safety of our clients and team is our highest priority.
For the time being, please be advised that we have asked our consultants, where possible, to seek alternatives to visiting client premises when conducting our support services. In particular, we are asking our team and clients to use email, telephone, and teleconferencing where possible.
In the spirit of co-operation being demonstrated by our people, our clients and the wider community in this time of uncertainty, we will continue to update our approach as information becomes available from the World Health Organization and various Australian Government agencies, and we will notify you of any significant changes to our approach.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Resources for the Health Sector
For those of you in the health sector, you may find these resources helpful:
This example of a revised document entitled Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes provides some good insights and reading on what the DHHS in the USA is advising in their aged care facilities.
This document entitled CDNA National Guidelines for the Prevention, Control and Public Health Management of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities in Australia was released on 13thMarch 2020 by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia.
This document entitled Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDNA National Guidelines for Public Health Units was revised on 13th March 2020 by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia.