Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest update 20th March 2020
The health, safety, and wellbeing of our people, customers, and visitors is of the utmost importance. We are currently undertaking additional measures to minimise the potential health impacts of COVID-19 here at Rod Catterall & Associates.
What is Rod Catterall & Associates doing?
In line with best practice and current advice from the health authorities:
- We are continually monitoring the situation as it develops and keeping up to date with accurate information and advice from the health authorities.
- We will continue to closely monitor the situation as it develops and will update our response plans and control actions as required.
- We continue to undertake the necessary precautionary measures to minimise the risk of infection spreading within our training, particularly a heightened focus on health, hygiene, and other sanitary measures.
- All actions being undertaken are based on the recommendations and guidance as issued by the Australian Department of Health.
Modified Physical Demonstrations in- ERST, OVA, PPBT
For the above programs, physical demonstrations between facilitators/attendees have now been modified so there is zero contact. This policy will be in place for all training until it is safe to revert to standard practices, as advised by the relevant authorities. Please keep in mind that the physical demonstrations of the training are only a very small component with the remainder being a verbal delivery only. We are now offering Webinars as an alternative if face to face training is not desirable during this current climate. Our facilitators& staff are taking every precaution to ensure your training will be conducted in a safe & effective manner for all concerned. As an alternative
What can you do?
Good personal hygiene practices remain the best and recommended defence in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Regularly wash your hands with soap and water more than normal. (before & after eating, attending the toilet, coughing/sneezing or blowing nose, after touching public surfaces, etc.)
We also ask that you disclose whether you have:
- Any confirmed or potential cases of COVID-19 (including close-contact with a confirmed or potential case of COVID-19) at your organisation or with any clients / participants
- Travelled to a high or moderate risk country (e.g. China, Italy, Mongolia, Italy, Japan or South Korea)
should be reported to Rod Catterall & Associates as soon possible so that appropriate action can be undertaken prior to any training being delivered at your workplace.
What if an incident occurs?
Whilst Rod Catterall & Associates operates under a Master Emergency and Major Incident Management Plan for our Head Office, we will act under specific guidance from the relevant authorities for pandemic and public health incidents should they arise. You will be informed should any required plans be activated due to an incident at Rod Catterall & Associates.
What if I develop symptoms of COVID -19?
If you develop symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat, and fatigue;
- stay at home and practice standard infection control precautions
- seek medical advice, it is important to call ahead first;
- go to www.healthdirect.gov.au ; or
- call the National Coronavirus Information and Triage Line (1800 020 080); It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
- call your usual care provider.
- inform your workplace
- if you have concerns about your health, speak to your doctor.
- for the latest advice, information and resources, go to www.health.gov.au
- the phone number of your state or territory public health agency is available at www.health.gov.au/state-territory-contacts