Everyone must practise good hygiene to protect against infection, and to help prevent the virus spreading.
Key protective measures CFMEU Representatives are implementing on a daily basis are:
Separation of meal breaks for maximum personal space
Using suitable gloves where workers are in close proximity
Providing hand sanitiser in all hoists, amenities and areas and levels of the site
Conduct regular toolbox meetings to provide up-to-date information
Just like with any illness - if you feel unwell, particularly with any of the symptoms of COVID-19; cough, sore throat, fever, difficulty breathing - don't go to work, call your doctor.
What is the CFMEU doing about COVID-19?
The CFMEU is working with builders to manage the risk of COVID-19 on our sites. Measures include:
- staggered starts to shifts
- staggered breaks
- extra eating facilities installed (to limit the number of workers in one room).
The CFMEU is aware of the risk of COVID-19, and we want to keep all of our members safe, healthy and employed.
Is it safe to be in a lift or hoist at the moment?
In line with SA Health's recommendations, the number of personnel in a lift/hoist at any one time should be limited.
When you are queueing up to get in a lift/hoist, please be patient and maintain a safe distance from others.
Advice from the Federal Department of Health and SA Health state that lifts/hoists can still be used on site, and all employees must follow the above rules when using a lift/hoist.
How can work go on when there are bans on social gatherings?
The limits on social gatherings do not apply to workplaces.
However, we are taking a lot of steps to keep our sites virus-free - and we will continue to do so.
All workers should follow the advice around good hygiene and social distancing.
If you are sick, you should stay away from your workplace.
Does COVID-19 mean I can access my Super?
For information regarding accessing superannuation during this time, please go to the cbus website or contact cbus on 1300 361 784.
To see cbus' response to COVID-19, click here.