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News - COVID19

16-Mar-2020



Outdoors WA Response to COVID-19

Outdoors WA is a small team and we share office space. Our response to COVID-19 has been to:

Keep staff informed about the virus and developments in our workplace.
Reduce face to face meetings – encourage the use of online services such as Zoom.
Cancel or postpone public events - such as our Anaphalaxyis and Diabetes training.
Adopt appropriate social distancing procedures in the workplace
Encourage and support staff to work from home
Support a staff member if he/she gets infected – honouring contracts and applying sick leave
Actively monitor reliable sources of information such as WA Health and the Australian Department of Health
and finally we are committed to making sure the sector is kept up to date with the latest and best information about the virus and pandemic. 

Info and ideas for business operators


At the management level:

Review risk management plans
Review crisis management plans
Look at ways to reduce staff contact with clients /participants
Considering having staff work from home
Support staff members who get the disease – honouring contracts and sick leave arrangements

What a business can do and/or make available:

Hand sanitizer or hand soap
Post signs to encourage regular handwashing and respiratory hygiene technique
Tissues and covered rubbish bins
Medical gloves in first aid kits
Face masks – for use staff or participants
Alcohol wipes
Regular cleaning & sanitising of all facilities – clean surfaces regularly
Emergency Kits

What to teach / discuss with staff:

COVID-19 awareness training
New activities / ways to run activities that avoid close contact
Hand washing technique
Avoid touching eyes, nose mouth
Good food hygiene

What do participants / students / clients need to know:

If you are sick – stay at home.
Practice good hygiene – wash hands regularly, sneeze or cough into your elbow
Bring (and use) hand sanitiser.
Maintain safe distances from others – 1.5m is considered good practice
Sources include: QORF, Apex Camps & Inspiration Outdoors

WA Business & Government Links

Small Business Development Corporation - Preparing your Business against Coronovirus

WA Government links Coronavirus: COVID-19

WA Department of Education - Coronavirus School Update

WA Department of Health 







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