Health advice to protect resources employees from COVID-19
Queensland's Chief Health Officer has asked resources companies to follow the latest public health directions to help protect workers, workers' families and the community from coronavirus (COVID-19).
Companies will be required to submit a health plan that complies with requirements set by the Chief Health Officer.
The following safeguard measures are encouraged across the resources sector.
- Infection control in kitchens and food preparation areas
- Suitable accommodation for self-quarantine
- Social distancing in camps, including for recreational activities and outdoor sport
- Limiting movement of workers from camps and into the broader community
- Ban on 'hot bedding' to limit contact between employees
- Cleaning rooms thoroughly between uses, including changing and washing linen
- Avoiding close contact during transport, including reducing the numbers of people travelling on buses and aircraft
- Thorough cleans between passenger loads getting off and those getting on
- Temperature testing at airports for passengers boarding aircraft
- Ensuring people with symptoms do not travel and immediately isolate and seek medical advice
- Reducing FIFO and DIDO during the COVID-19 to minimise the mass movement of people
View Queensland Health's up-to-date public health advice on COVID-19.