The most up to date advice regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus is available at the Australian Government Department of Health (DOH) website. Please follow the DOH advice to keep our community as healthy as possible. Resources (including posters and information around basic facts) developed by the DOH, should be placed in any YMCA customer facing site.
Please wear a mask and wash your hands regularly with soap and water, and remember to sneeze or cough into your elbow. Containing the illness is important to minimise the spread of the virus to those most at risk.
Please do not come to work if you're unwell and experiencing any symptoms similarly to the cold or flu. Isolate immediately if you do develop symptoms and get a PCR or rapid antigen test as soon as possible.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, please notify your Manager immediately and follow Queensland Govermnent instructions as outlined here.
The YMCA leadership team will be providing updates on this webpage, via email and our staff and volunteer Facebook group 'Get wYse!'.
Request to join the closed Facebook group, ‘Get Wyse’, if you are not already a member.
>> GET WYSE FACEBOOK GROUP
Centre closures, if any, will be updated on https://www.ymcabrisbane.org/coronavirus
Any staff member who is being tested or confirmed positive with the virus please use the above email to inform our COVID-19 Response Team.
Please do not come to work if you're unwell. Staff must act in accordance with the most up to date advice from the Australian Government Department of Health:
If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, please get a COVID-19 PCR test or rapid antigen test as soon as possible and isolate at home while awaiting results.
As you are no doubt aware, COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory infection that can vary in severity. Most people experience a mild illness with sore throat, cough and fever. However, some people may become more unwell and require hospitalisation. More information on COVID-19 is available on the Queensland Health website www.health.qld.gov.au.
To seek medical help from a doctor or hospital, call ahead of time to book an appointment. If your doctor says you are well enough to go home while you wait for your test results, you should self-quarantine at home and do not attend work or school.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 at all, you must not attend work for the health and safety of visitors and other staff. Please obtain a COVID PCR test or rapid antigen test and self-isolate until you receive a result.
Close contacts are also required to complete an isolation period. For the full definition of a close contact and for isolation requirements, visit the Queensland Government website.
Firstly, do not panic. It is likely many people in the community will contract COVID-19 as the cases continue to rise - you simply need to follow YMCA and Queensland Health instructions.
Staff and customers must act in accordance with the most up to date advice from the Australian Government Department of Health (DOH).
Persons diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts must self-isolate.
We will act in accordance with the most up to date advice from the Australian Government Department of Health (DOH). YMCA will not restrict older adults from attending open facilities based on the risk of COVID-19.
Membership payments will be automatically be put on hold at any facilities that are closed, or alternative access arrangements will be made at a different facility if possible. There is no need for members to initiate this.
Please speak to your manager about accessing your normal workplace to collect items or hardware to improve your experience of working from home.
And ensure you have a safe way to transport equipment - bring a trolley if collecting larger items.
Do not attend your workplace if you are sick.
Please speak to your manager about continuing to work from the office. Certain protocols such as social distancing and mask wearing may be required in the workplace.
You can also talk to your Manager about any issues you are experiencing working from home. It may be possible to reduce or alter the hours of work to accommodate reasonable requirements as agreed between both you and your Manager.
No - Working from home means working from the place you live. Your health and safety is our main priority and the purpose of working from home is reduce contact and the risk of spreading COVID-19.
YMCA Brisbane Website:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert
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