While Australia is doing OK as at 07-Apr-2020 on the world front with this pandemic, and Colac still has no confirmed cases, we cannot be complacent.
While Australia is doing OK on the world front with this pandemic, and Colac still has no confirmed cases, we cannot be complacent.
It has come to our attention that some staff and participants are experiencing some stress and anxiety as a result of all the actions being expected and required from us. While this is to be expected, this stress and anxiety increases when there is someone in our midst who may be experiencing coronavirus symptoms. The best thing to do is to go to the coronavirus symptom checker link Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker and take action as specified after answering the questions.
Situations to consider include whether you have been in “close” contact or “casual” contact with a “probable” case or a “confirmed” case involving a colleague or someone that they may have been in contact with, or someone else you may have been in contact with. If yes, it is not cause for panic but controlled investigation and corrective action. These controlled corrective actions can include, depending on your own personal situation:-
Please see the attached document for more comprehensive details and importantly, keep us informed.
Manager Quality and Safety
50 Rae St, Colac VIC 3250
Phone: 03-5231 2333Self-assessment for coronavirus - SkillsConnection Use Only
Remember, you will be a "CLOSE CONTACT" if you have been MORE THAN 15 minutes of face-to-face contact (in any setting) with a person with confirmed or probable COVID-19 (including in the 24 hours before their symptoms appeared)
What should I do if I develop COVID-19 symptoms?
If you have severe difficulty breathing, call triple zero (000) immediately and tell the call handler and the paramedics on arrival about your recent travel history and any close contact with an infected person.
If the Symptom Checker tells you to seek medical help, it is very important that you call before visiting your doctor or the hospital emergency department, to describe your symptoms and travel history.
You can also call the Australian Government’s National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080
CHECK YOUR SYMPTOMS — Use the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker to find out if you need to seek medical help.healthdirect coronavirus link