Purpose:

The purpose of this template is to assist organisations in being very proactive in their approach with the quickly evolving nature of COVID-19. It will assist workplaces to implement controls to prevent the spread along with protocols to implement should a worker become infected with the virus.

Scope:

The scope of this template includes both internal and external situations. Examples of internal situations include but are not limited to: meetings, office workspaces, personal hygiene etc. Examples of external situations include but are not limited to: travel (domestic and international); public events etc.

How COVID-19 spreads

When someone who has COVID-19 coughs or exhales they release droplets of infected fluid. Most of these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects – such as desks, tables or telephones. People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. If they are standing within one meter of a person with COVID-19 they can catch it by breathing in droplets coughed out or exhaled by them. In other words, COVID-19 spreads in a similar way to flu.

Use of this template:

This template has been categorised according to the relevant sections.

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