What is the novel coronavirus?
It's important to know your responsibilities and enact WHS policies and procedures on behalf of workers, contractors, and people under your care.
Keeping informed about novel coronavirus will help to protect your people and your organisation from disruption to your day to day activities. Monitoring the epidemiology of the virus outbreak is ongoing among all affected countries. See WHO and the Australian government situation reports at: www.smartraveller.gov.au and www.who.int
Some employers are asking workers and students to self-quarantine for a period, if they are considered at risk of having become infected with the virus.
Contracting the virus is a risk for:
What can I do to protect people under my care?
The Australian government has advised that people at most risk of serious infection are:
Start taking preventative measures now.
As recommended by the Australian Government Department of Health, visit the homepage at www.health.gov.au
Call the Public Health Information Line on 1800 004 599
Contact your state or territory Public Health Authority:
• WA call 08 9328 0553 or call your local public health unit
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