COVID-19 safeguards to protect mine workers
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has asked resources companies to follow the latest public health directions to help protect workers and their host communities from the spread of COVID-19.
Companies will be required to submit a Health plan that complies with requirements set by the Chief Health Officer.
Extra precautions are in place for FIFO or drive-In, drive-out (DIDO) workers and following safeguard measures are encouraged across the sector.
- infection control in kitchens and food preparation areas.
- suitable accommodation for self-quarantine
- maintaining social distancing in camps, including for recreational activities, including outdoor sport
- limiting movement of workers from camps and into the broader community
- no more ‘hot bedding’ to limit contact between employees
- cleaning each room 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
- people with symptoms not travelling, and to immediately isolate, and seek medical advice.
- reducing FIFO and DIDO during the COVID-19 to minimise the mass movement of people.
For that latest Queensland Health advice on the COVID-19 please visit www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.
Last updated 30 March 2020