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The following set of questions may be used as part of an induction, a toolbox talk or through other consultative arrangements to ascertain the level of risk to your workplace.

Ideally, this should be delivered outside in an open-air environment standing 1.5m away from the nearest person(s).

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Questionnaire
  1. Have you recently returned from overseas travel in the last 14 days? 
    If yes - Required to Self-Isolate for 14 days from date of arrival into Australia
  2. Have you been in contact with a person confirmed sick with COVID-19? 
    If yes - Required to Self-Isolate for 14 days from date of arrival into Australia
  3. Do you have any of the following symptoms “Having travelled overseas” in last 14 days: Fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath & other symptoms. 
    If yes - Call GP to arrange appointment & Required to Self-Isolate for at least 14 days pending examination.
  4. Do you have any of the following symptoms “Without having travelled”: Fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath and other symptoms. 
    If yes - Call GP to arrange appointment and discuss symptoms.
  5. Are you planning on travelling overseas in the near future? 
    If yes – Let your employer know prior to leaving to arrange a return to work timeline.
Protecting against COVID-19 (Procedure)
  1. Include Corona Virus (COVID-19) Questionnaire / Screening into your organisations induction agenda, along with signed declaration by the site management representative that “to the utmost of my powers, I have communicated (or have had someone translate) the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Questionnaire and Procedure to the inductee / toolbox attendee.
  2. Consult with all interested parties associated with your organisations business or undertaking to request they screen themselves and their workers for COVID-19 prior to attending a workplace under the management or control of your organisation.
  3. Ensure the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Questionnaire is communicated and / or translated to all persons undertaking an induction. 
  4. Consider limiting or reducing recirculated air-conditioning in workplaces.
  5. Monitor, communicate and amend Corona Virus (COVID-19) Questionnaire with daily updates by the NSW Health Department as necessary.
  6. Ensure regular consultative arrangements include current updates from the NSW Health Department and allows for participative engagement by the workers to raise any concerns they may have.
  7. Provide additional hand sanitizers and washing stations where reasonably practicable.
  8. Display signage relevant to maintaining a hygienic work environment (see below links for signage).

NSW Department of Health – Coronavirus FAQ’s

Hygiene is in your Hands

Simple Steps to Help Stop the Spread

Have You Recently Travelled Overseas?


Social Distancing
  1. Avoid crowds and mass gatherings where it is difficult to keep the appropriate distance away from others.
  2. Avoid small gatherings in enclosed spaces.
  3. Endeavor to conduct consultation meetings in large open areas (outside if possible and ensure participants stand apart by at least 1.5m and safe to do so).
  4. Avoid shaking hands, hugging or kissing other people.
  5. Avoid visiting or conducting works near vulnerable people.
Home Isolation
  1. If you are self-isolating you should stay in a different room from other people or be separated as much as possible, especially with those at risk of severe diseases (such as elderly people with heart, lung or kidney conditions and diabetics). People who have symptoms and might be infected with COVID-19 should wear surgical face masks when in the same room as another person & when seeking medical advice to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to anyone else. Face masks are not recommended for the general population.
  2. If someone in your household is self-isolating the aforementioned control measures should be adhered to. Other members of the household are not required to be isolated unless they have been overseas in the last 14 days or have been in close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case.
More Information and Support
  1. Call the National Coronavirus Health Information line on 1800 020 080.
  2. Visit the NSW Health Website - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)