Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Written on the 11 March 2020 by Caring For You Nursing Agency
I am sure, many of you are aware of the recent updates of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Caring for You is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all staff, patients and residents in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and therefore, are closely monitoring and being guided by the precautions and instruction from the World Health Organisation and the Department of Health.
On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. With new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) reported on a daily basis around the world, the Australian Government has continued to impose travel restrictions in the country to protect the Australian community.
There are many countries identified as higher risk for COVID-19, and these countries are: Mainland China, Iran, Italy South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Cambodia, Mongolia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and all travel on Cruise ships.
What you need to do:
If you have been in any of the listed countries above in the past 14 days you are advised to:
If you are a confirmed case of novel coronavirus; or have developed symptoms of fever and breathing difficulty or cough:
If you have been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus disease (COVID-19):
Practice good hygiene:
Please note that you will be sent home from any booked Caring for You shifts if you have travelled or been in contact with someone who has travelled to any of the listed Countries above within the last
Members may also be required to sign a "Corona Virus" declaration when arriving on shift at the request of the facility.
Where can I find out more information?
If you fall into the risk groups above and suspect you may have the coronavirus disease (COVID19) call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398.
All information within this email is obtained from The Department of Health and Human Services website, please see attached information sheets for more information.
Author:Caring For You Nursing Agency