EXTRA SPECIALISTS TRAINING COVID-19 PLAN
The safety of our clients, staff and partners is of utmost importance to us so due to current Qld Government restrictions you are required to:
- Sign into the facility upon entry, no matter who you are and how long you will be staying – use the ipad on the entry desk.
- Carry a face mask with you at all times
- Wear a face mask. The Extra Specialists studio is not mandated if you are able to socially distance, but mask wearing is strongly encouraged
- Wear a mask whilst on the Screen Queensland lot, Screen Queensland is a government organisation, your compliance is essential
- Wear a mask in outdoor spaces when you cannot physically distance
- If you feel unwell remove yourself from the studio and get tested for Covid.
There are some exceptions to face masks, including for children under 12, people with particular medical conditions or disabilities and when undertaking strenuous exercise. Your trainer will advise you if in doubt. Please follow these rules at all times when at our site.
Ref: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/restrictions- impacted-areas
It does not matter if you are a worker, trainee, attendee or someone who is responsible for other people, you must identify and manage work health and safety risks including the exposure to COVID-19.
COVID-19 spreads from person to person in a similar way to the flu:
- from close contact with an infected person
- from touching objects or surfaces contaminated by the sneeze or cough of an infected person and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
COVID-19 can cause symptoms similar to the flu, including fever, cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath.
Most people who are infected experience mild illness from which they fully recover. However, some people may develop more serious illness with pneumonia. People at increased risk include the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune system.
It is important to remember that most people who become ill with respiratory symptoms at work are likely suffering from a cold, the flu or other respiratory illness – not COVID-19.
Workers/Trainees/Attendees and others must self-quarantine if they have:
- travelled overseas in the past 14 days
- been in a designated hot-spot in the past 14 days
- been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
- if you are awaiting a test result you must self isolate until a negative result is returned.
A worker, trainee or attendee who needs to self-quarantine should notify Extra Specialists Management and stay away from the workplace. They should seek immediate medical attention if they become ill during the quarantine period and call ahead of arriving and mention their travel or contact history.
Extra Specialists Management will make appropriate arrangements so that worker, trainee or attendee who need to self-quarantine stay away from the workplace. Where possible, the worker, trainee or attendee will be provided with flexible arrangements such as working from home.
Visit the Queensland Health website for self-quarantine requirements.
Preventing the spread of infection at work
Simple hygiene practices, similar to those used to protect against the flu, can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.
- Clean your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing, dispose of tissues immediately after use and wash your hands or apply hand sanitiser.
- Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth and shaking hands. • Avoid close contact with anyone who is unwell. Try to stay 1.5 metres away from anyone coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you are unwell.
Extra Specialists will:
- Provide hand washing facilities and make sure these are kept clean, properly stocked and in good working order.
- Provide soap or alcohol-based hand sanitiser if available, tissues and cleaning supplies.
- Promote good hygiene practices, e.g. display hand hygiene posters
- Keep the workplace clean and hygienic. Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces such as door handles and workstations helps prevent contamination.
- Encourage workers who are sick with respiratory illness to stay home until they are recovered.
- If someone becomes ill with respiratory symptoms at work, isolate them by placing them in a room or an area away from others.
- Arrange for the person to be sent home or access medical assistance.
- If a worker is confirmed to have COVID-19, call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for advice. Inform co-workers about possible exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19 but maintain confidentiality. Advise workers to seek immediate medical advice if they develop symptoms or are concerned about their health.
- Follow advice from health authorities on social distancing and public gatherings. For businesses where workers are at increased risk from contact with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 (e.g. healthcare industry), additional infection prevention and control practices are required. Guidance for specific industries is available at www.health.gov.au.
Personal protective equipment
PPE should be worn by:
- PPE guidance for specific industries is available at www.health.gov.au.
Surgical masks are helpful in preventing people with COVID-19 from spreading infection to others but are not currently recommended for healthy members of the public.
- Queensland Health: 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
- National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080