Coronavirus Policy Update
The WA Government continues to modify the COVID-19 Road Map.
WA is still at stage 4.
This allows for increased capacity at seated entertainment spaces at certain venues who provide seated and ticketed performances as their regular function. However, this does not mean that the John Hughes Group should relax any self-prevention measures i.e. washing hands, using sanitiser, coughing into a tissue, avoiding shaking of hands and wherever possible physical distancing.
CORONA VIRUS POLICY Version # 7 - 17 November 2020
I am sure you will have been following what has been happening with the outbreak of Coronavirus.
As a business we have a duty of care to you all and it is prudent that we adopt certain measures that allow us to continue normal operations as well as look after the welfare of all staff.
Corona Virus is spread through droplets of infected fluids which fall on surfaces such as your hands, desks, phones and pens. If you touch a tiny droplet from a surface and touch your eyes, nose or mouth you could catch the Corona virus.
Self-Prevention Measures that must be followed:
You must maintain personal standard hygiene expectations such as:
- washing your hands with soap. This can also include a personal hand sanitiser.
- Coughing or sneezing into a tissue, handkerchief or elbow and not into your hands.
- Avoid shaking hands with client’s and other staff, where possible. To the potential benefit of both parties.
- Practice social distancing wherever possible
If it is apparent you have flu like symptoms then advise your manager immediately. As with current procedures you may be required to obtain a doctor’s certificate to return to work.
Hand Sanitiser / Aerosol Disinfectant
The company will make hand sanitiser available which are to be located in the
- Male and Female toilets
- All Customer Reception areas
Aerosol Disinfectant such as Glen20 to be applied to common areas such as
- Reception areas
- Motor Vehicles
If there is anywhere else you think a disinfectant aerosol should be used please do so.
Sharing personal items such as desks, pens, phones and keyboards should be avoided. Please clean these regularly with a disinfectant.
Effective immediately, I have decided that the John Hughes Group will adopt the following measures. These are aligned to those outlined on www.health.gov.au.
Outbound Overseas and Domestic Travel Plans
The company will require prior notification of any overseas and domestic travel intentions, to the following management:
- Motor vehicle sales staff – Gary Fitch
- Administration staff, F&I’s, Broker’s etc – Mat Galvin
- Fixed Operations – Rod Gailey
The need to Self-Isolate
You are required to self-isolate for 14 days and take extended annual leave, if:
- You have arrived into Western Australia from overseas;
- Effective 14 November 2020 if you have arrived from a “low risk state” you must self-isolate at a Suitable Premises; and
- Currently there is no quarantine requirement from travel from States of Australia termed “very low risk”. You are required to check the following website before and during your travel to ascertain the border status of the State you are travelling from; https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/covid-communications/covid-19-coronavirus-controlled-interstate-border.
- If a state is subject to a new risk classification whilst you are traveling you may need to self-quarantine upon arriving back into WA. E.g. South Australia
- You have been in close contact with a proven case of coronavirus, you must isolate for 14 days from the date of last contact with the confirmed case.
In all cases of inbound travel:
1. If you are suffering from symptoms like fever, coughs, sore throat or tiredness, you will be required to obtain a medical certificate, at company expense, to confirm that you are fit to return to work in the role that you perform. If you are unfit for work, the employee will be required to take sick leave, based on the Doctor’s Certificate.
2. Until further notice you must take annual leave upon return to Australia, for a period of 14 days. If you have insufficient leave it will be leave without pay. Currently we have no staff in this position.
Prior to your return to work, you must contact the following management to discuss your return:
Motor vehicle sales staff – Gary Fitch
Administration staff, F&I’s, Broker’s etc – Mat Galvin
Fixed Operations – Rod Gailey
If you are sick or have symptoms of the virus you must get a medical prior to returning. Your leave will be converted to sick leave.
This policy will be updated in accordance with changes made by the Government and outlined on the above-mentioned website.
We recommend that if you suffer from symptoms like fever, coughs, sore throat or tiredness that you seek appropriate medical attention, as you would do normally. Further information can we found on www.health.gov.au or by calling the Coronavirus Health Information line on 1800 020 080. This operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.