February the 1st
To All Employees and Volunteer teams
As a provider of valuable services to community sites and Residents you need to be aware of the Health risks relating to Coronavirus and the impact to others . You are required to read the attached notification and ensure you are fully briefed on the health management processes of this virus.
The Department of Health advises that the following people should self-isolate:
If you have travelled to Hubei Province within the past 14 days, you must isolate yourself until 14 days have elapsed after leaving Hubei Province.If you have left, or transited through, mainland China on or after 1 February 2020 you must isolate yourself until 14 days after leaving China.If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days after last contact with the confirmed case.
The attached information describes what self-isolation means and has other useful information.
The symptoms of the new coronavirus at the centre of the current outbreak range from a mild cough to pneumonia. Australia’s Department of Health says symptoms include fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue, and shortness of breath. In extreme cases the virus can cause organ failure. However, about 80 per cent of patients only get a mild to moderate form of the disease.
Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Information for Employers
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC - VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Volunteering SA&NT is following both the Government of South Australia and the Australian Government’s advice, and implementing a number of precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of all people. This has raised many questions about the health and safety for all volunteers. As the situation is changing rapidly, it is important to stay up to date with the latest information about COVID-19.