In line with The Australian Government’s latest information, Kemp Recruitment is taking a precautionary approach based on the latest and best medical advice, and request that Members and staff comply with these updated precautions.
For all up-to-date information for the Australian public see here.
For all up-to-date advice for healthcare workers see here.
Risk of Infection
When someone who has COVID-19 coughs or exhales they release droplets of infected fluid. Most of these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects – such as desks, tables or telephones. People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. If they are standing within one meter of a person with COVID-19 they can catch it by breathing in droplets coughed out or exhaled by them. In other words, COVID-19 spreads in a similar way to the flu. It has been reported by the World Health Organisation that most persons infected by COVID-19 experience mild symptoms and recover. Some do go on to experience more serious illness and may require hospital care.
The risk of serious disease increases for:
- people over 40
- people with weakened immune systems
- people with conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease
Kemp Recruitment’s Role
We will ensure the provision of information, instruction and training. Specifically we:
- will ensure workers are aware of the isolation/quarantine periods in accordance with advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ministry of Health NZ. This includes when staff should not attend work
- provide clear advice to workers about actions they should take if they become unwell or think they may have the symptoms of coronavirus, in accordance with advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and state or territory health department and Ministry of Health NZ
- provide regular updates to workers about the situation and any changes to organisational policies or procedures
- provide workers with information and links to relevant services should they require support
- promote regular and thorough hand-washing by workers and customers
- promote good respiratory hygiene in the workplace
- advise workers to consult national travel advice before going on business trips
- brief workers and customers that if COVID-19 starts spreading in the community anyone with even a mild cough or low-grade fever (37.3 C or more) needs to stay at home. They should also stay home (or work from home) if they have had to take simple medications, such as paracetamol/acetaminophen, ibuprofen or aspirin, which may mask symptoms of infection
- review induction and onboarding information to incorporate policies, procedures and practices relating to managing the risks from COVID-19
For information please head to this website or contact the help line, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.