Living Effects: HEALTH ALERT -  COVID-19  18 March 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO)recently declared  the Coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. In an effort to minimise risk to our employees, sub-contractors, and customers, Living Effects has implemented the below in conjunction with advice from WHO & Department of Health (DoH) to combat the risk of Coronavirus:

 Wash hands frequently with soap & water or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
 Practice respiratory hygiene when coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into closed bin and clean your hands as per above.
 Maintain social distancing by upholding as least 1.5m distance between yourself and other people
 Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with your hands as you can transfer the virus from surfaces to yourself.
 Avoid shaking hands or touching other person/s.
• We recommend you minimise any non-essential domestic or international travel.
• Where possible reduce face to face meetings to phone hook ups, if meetings are required, only have the essential person/s in attendance.
• Avoid large gatherings, particularly indoors.
 Toolbox talks are to be held outside.
• When conditions permit, open doors and windows to let fresh air in.
• Ensure all air conditioning units remain up to date with their quarterly servicing.
• No non-essential visitor/s to site.
• Our cleaning suppliers have been contacted to increase the level of cleaning especially with high contact points. Should you not feel this increased level is met – please advise Head Office.

Please see below extract from the DoH website regarding self-quarantine after returning to Australia from overseas. Staying at home means you: 

• do not go to public places such as work, school, shopping centres, childcare or university
• ask someone to get food and other necessities for you and leave them at your front door
• do not let visitors in – only people who usually live with you should be in your home
You do not need to wear a mask in your home. If you need to go out to seek medical attention, wear a surgical mask (if you have one) to protect others.
You should stay in touch by phone and on-line with your family and friends.
Key symptoms of COVID-19 are:

• Fever
• Cough
• Sore Throat
• Fatigue