COVID-19

23 July 2021 – Update

Last Updated: 23/07/2021 08:46am

We are aware of a positive case attending Bunnings Goulburn and KFC Marulan on Tuesday 20 July, 2021.

Anyone who attended Bunnings Goulburn between 12.30pm and 12.45pm 20 July, and KFC Marulan between 1.30pm and 1.50pm 20 July, is a close contact and must immediately isolate and get tested. Isolation must be maintained for 14 days regardless of negative test result.

Anyone who attended these sites within the windows above must call 1800 943 553 unless already contacted by NSW Health.

We are aware of a positive case attending Coles Express, 1/3 Sowerby Street, Goulburn on Friday 16 July, 2021.

Anyone who attended Coles Express between 11.30am and 12.00pm on Friday 16 July is a close contact and must immediately isolate and get tested. Isolation must be maintained for 14 days regardless of a negative test result.

Anyone who attended this site in the window must call 1800 943 553 unless already contacted by NSW Health.

We are aware a construction worker who was working at the Goulburn Hospital redevelopment has tested positive to COVID-19. This person travelled from south-west Sydney. They were infectious when at work on Friday 9th July, and was isolating from the 10th July.

The most recent updates confirm below:
Northbound BP / Hungry Jacks – Exposure Site between 5.00 and 5.30 on Saturday 10th July
Goulburn Hospital Redevelopment – Exposure Site 9th July
If you have attended either of these locations on and/or in the exposure window, please isolate until you receive a negative test result.

AT THIS STAGE THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPOSURE SITES WITHIN THE GOULBURN LGA.

The current set of restrictions in NSW have been extended until Friday 30th of July 2021.

Face masks MUST Be worn, whenever you are inside a non-residential premises including:

  • Office
  • Site Shed
  • Workshop
  • Client Premises (e.g., Council office, client homes, etc.)
  • In vehicles when more than one occupant
  • When working outside BUT within 2 metres of another staffer

Whilst working outside on a construction site, masks are not mandatory, Company Policy is that everyone continue wearing a face mask when working with other staff.

IF you are communicating with someone with a hearing disability or who is hard of hearing, you can temporarily remove your mask to ensure communication is effective. Once you have finished communicating with this person, your mask must be put back on.

Anyone requiring masks can seek these from their supervisor OR Tony Hedges at the SPY.

Staff are NOT able to enter into the Greater Sydney Lockdown area unless it is for the purposes of essential work; this work is defined by the Government essentially, to prevent worksites from deteriorating.

If we have engaged a third party to undertake works on our sites, and they are coming from the Greater Sydney Region, they MUST meet the exemptions currently in place:

Work on a construction site that is urgently required may be carried out, despite the ban, if it is for the following purposes:

  • to ensure the safety or security of the construction site;
  • to deal with environmental risks;
  • to maintain and ensure the integrity of critical plant, equipment or assets, including partially completed works, that would otherwise deteriorate;
  • to receive deliveries of supplies that would otherwise deteriorate;
  • to maintain public utilities;
  • to ensure the safe operation of existing transport infrastructure;
  • by or on behalf of NSW Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • because of an emergency.

The subcontractors must ensure they are getting tested every 7 days; and when not working the same rules apply to them as per Greater Sydney Lockdown.

If our third party workers are from the Fairfield and surrounding LGA’s, these workers must be tested every 3 days.

Any staffer who attends a ‘hotspot area’ identified here, must IMMEDIATELY isolate, and get tested. A negative test result DOES NOT allow the staffer the resume work, isolation must be maintained for 14 days, or as per NSW Health instructions.

When a site shed is available, the 1 person per 4 square metre rule must be observed, with meal breaks being staggered to ensure maximum numbers are maintained.

Offices and Workshops must maintain the 1 person per 4 square metre rule and face masks are mandatory.

Clients who wish to enter the building are to be asked if they have been inside the Greater Sydney Lockdown Area, and if so, are NOT to enter the building, and shall make contact with the area by phone.

External parties intending to work onsite e.g., Komatsu repair personnel shall be asked if they have been to any of the Hotspots, and if so, shall not be admitted to site; if not, they are permitted to access site and complete their work whilst maintaining compliance with the above instructions.

It is imperative we continue to clean all shared surfaces as frequently as possible, e.g., fuel bowsers, shared equipment and alike. Disinfectant and sanitiser is still available at the SPY and should be used on a regular basis to minimise risk of transmission. Gloves can be utilised for shared equipment.

All sites are utilising QR Code Sign In and staff are reminded to utilise this when entering and existing site. All fixed worksites also have QR codes as well as long term / large scale hourly hire sites.

The sign in requirement includes all staff working within the office buildings.

Regardless of whether you have attended the Lockdown area or not, if you are having symptoms, you must immediately isolate, and get tested. The isolation must remain in place until you receive a negative result.

If you have been in the Lockdown area and you develop symptoms, you must isolate for 14 days and continue to be tested even if results are negative.
Symptoms Include:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue

We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page as changes arise. Please ensure you are maintaining social distancing, utilising hand sanitiser and washing hands as frequently as possible. Ensure you are cleaning frequently touched surfaces regularly, and wearing your mask to ensure nose and mouth are covered.

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