The COVID-19 Pandemic is still with us, and the best action we can take to keep safe is to follow the current government guidelines.

COVID 19 transmission can occur at work and advice from the Tasmanian government for exposure in the workplace is

“Positive cases will be advised to tell their workplace they have tested positive for COVID-19 so information can be provided to other staff.

A business may also find out a worker has tested positive in some instances from Public Health. If the worker is still in the workplace, they must be directed to go home. They will be required to isolate for a minimum of 7 days from the day they had the test. Workplaces should advise all other staff to monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms develop and isolate until they get a negative test result.

To assist in keeping all Tasmanians safe, workplaces should ensure all staff continue to practice COVID Safe behaviours including wearing masks where required, practicing hand hygiene and advising staff to avoid having meal breaks and meetings together in enclosed spaces. Employers should encourage vaccination for all staff – including a booster.”

For more information and advice on COVID19 go to www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au

Beyond the government guidelines, employers are responsible for keeping all workers safe. This includes supporting workers if state government directives require them to isolate.

The ASU encourages everyone to stay safe when out and about, and stay home if required to isolate

If you are concerned with your employer’s response to the pandemic, or your leave entitlements, please contact your ASU organiser or the ASU Member Contact Centre on 1300 855 570 or info@asuvictas.com.au

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