The following information on the coronavirus is provided for the benefit of HiSkill employees, students and visitors.
Please ensure you read all HiSkill updates and take appropriate actions.
- Alerts and Forms
Breight Group – Breight Group Mandatory Questionnaire – Site Access
Breight Group – COVID-19 Individual Travel Declaration
Rio Tinto – Rio Tinto Request for Travel into a Control Zone
Roy Hill – Roy Hill COVID19 Health Self Assessment Form
FMG – Coronavirus update
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HiSkill closely monitors announcements by the Dept of Health concerning COVID-19 to ensure the health and welfare of our employees and visitors.
The Federal Government has announced enhanced social distancing measures and placed a ban on international travel. The Government of Western Australia has declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in response to COVID-19 coronavirus. New restrictions have been implemented on travel to Western Australia from other Australian States and Territories — by road, rail, air and sea — in response to COVID-19. Details of these measures can be found at the WA Government COVID-10 website
For those employees flying from interstate, border controls are in place in WA and some other Australian states. The following links provide details of the restrictions and reporting required prior to entering the states. Please refer to the information contained in the sites and ensure you fully understand the obligations as a traveller. Please also familiarise yourself with the client site containment measures and adhere to travel screening procedures.
For more information please see the FAQs below.
Please contact your site medic, the HiSkill Health and Safety team or your GP or medical practitioner if you have further questions.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. About 2% of people with the disease have died. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
How does COVID-19 spread?
People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.
World Health Organisation (WHO) is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share updated findings.
Protection measures for everyone
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Droplets spread the virus, by following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
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