10 September 2020 / COVID-19

NSW Venues of Concern

Please take the time to review the lists below and if you have been at one of the venues at the time identified, inform your Team Leader and make arrangements to be tested and work from home until you receive a negative result.

List of Venues

Self-isolate and get tested immediately if you've been to these locations

If you have been to any of these locations during the time and date indicated you should:

  1. immediately self-isolate until 14 days after you were last there
  2. get tested even if you have no symptoms
  3. watch for COVID-19 symptoms and get retested should any symptoms recur
  4. even if you get a negative test, you must stay in isolation for 14 days as it can take 14 days before you may show symptoms or test positive.

Location

Dates

Ashfield: The Crocodile Farm Hotel

5:30pm to 6:30pm on Friday 4 September

Anyone who attended for at least one hour must immediately get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days since they were there, even if a negative test result is received.

People who were there for less than an hour at these times must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

Ashfield: New Shanghai Night restaurant

6:30pm to 8pm on Friday 4 September

Anyone who attended for at least one hour must immediately get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days since they were there, even if a negative test result is received.

People who were there for less than an hour at these times must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

Concord: Paperboy Café

10am to 12pm on Sunday 6 September

Epping: Plus Fitness

9am to 10:15am on Saturday 5 September

Moorebank: New Brighton Golf Club

6:15pm on Friday 28 August to 12:30am on Saturday 29 August Anyone who was at the club for two hours or more between 6:15pm and 12:30am is considered a close contact and must get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days until 11 September.

Newtown: It’s Time for Thai restaurant

5pm to 8pm on Friday 28 August

Newtown: Kuleto's Cocktail Bar

6:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday 28 August People who attended for at least one hour must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days since they were there (until midnight on 11 September), and stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received.

Oatlands: Oatlands Golf Club

6:30pm to 8:45pm on Friday 4 September

Anyone who attended for at least one hour must immediately get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate.

Paddington: Four in Hand Pub

6:30pm to 10pm on Wednesday 26 August

Guests who attended the downstairs at this time, for more than two hours are considered close contacts and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days since they were there.

Guests who dined upstairs only or for less than two hours are considered casual contacts and should monitor for symptoms.

Parramatta: Albion Hotel (Beer Garden and Pavilion)

8:15pm to 11:15pm on Saturday 5 September

Anyone who attended for at least one hour must immediately get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days since they were there, even if a negative test result is received.

People who were there for less than an hour at these times must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

Prestons: Life in the Spirit Ministry

12:30pm to 2:30pm on Sunday 30 August

Anyone who attended for at least one hour must immediately get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days until 13 September.

Randwick: Fitness First

Anyone who attended Fitness First Randwick between Sunday 23 August and Tuesday 1 September should monitor for symptoms and if they develop, get tested and self-isolate.

Attendees who visited on the following days will be contacted and advised by NSW Health whether they are casual or close contacts.

10am to 2pm on Sunday 30 August 11am to 4pm on Monday 31 August 8am to 12pm on Tuesday 1 September

Sydney: Hyde Park Medical Centre

Monday 24 August to Saturday 5 September Anyone who worked at Hyde Park Medical Centre (including physiotherapy, pathology, dermatology and dental practices and pharmacy on the ground floor of the building) should get tested for COVID-19 immediately and self-isolate until a negative result is received. If you are contacted by NSW Health and identified as a close contact you must immediately self-isolate for 14 days and stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received. Anyone else who visited should monitor for symptoms and get tested for COVID-19 if they have even the slightest symptoms, and self-isolate until a negative result is received.

Waverley: Eastern Suburbs Legion Club

5pm to 6:30 on Friday 28 August Tuesday 1 September Friday 4 September Saturday 5 September Sunday 6 September Monday 7 September Anyone who attended the Legion Club on these days and times are considered to be a close contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.

Anyone who attended the Legion Club on Friday 28 August must immediately get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

Monitor for symptoms if you've been to these locations

If you have been to any of these locations or travelled on nominated public transport routes during the time and date indicated you should:

  1. watch for COVID-19 symptoms
  2. if symptoms occur, immediately get tested and self-isolate.

Location

Dates

Balmain: Chemist Warehouse

2pm to 2:30pm on Friday 28 August

Balmain: Woolworths

10am to 11am on Thursday 27 August

Balmain: Balmain Community Pharmacy

11am to 11:20am on Monday 31 August

Bondi Junction Westfield: Platinum Fitness First

7am to 5pm on Monday 31 August Attendees will be contacted and advised by NSW Health whether they are casual or close contacts. Anyone who attended during this time and develops symptoms should immediately self-isolate and get tested.

Camperdown: Quality Suites (foyer)

3:15pm to 4:30pm on Saturday 29 August

Camperdown: Rydges Hotel

2pm to 3:15pm on Saturday 29 August

Camperdown: Carslaw Building toilets, University of Sydney

8pm to 8:20pm on Friday 28 August

Chatswood: Gram Café and Pancakes

11:10am to 12:15pm on Thursday 27 August

Chatswood: Sushi Rio

5:45pm to 7:30pm on Thursday 27 August

Chatswood: Westfield

1pm to 1:50pm on Thursday 27 August

Clovelly: Clovelly Hotel

12:45pm to 1:45pm on Saturday 5 September

Croydon Park: Croydon Park Pharmacy

1pm to 2pm on Thursday 3 September

Greystanes: Metro Fuel

3:15pm to 3:35pm on Thursday 27 August

Lidcombe: Leaf Café & Co, Lidcombe Shopping Centre

11:30am to 1:30pm on Monday 31 August

Liverpool: The Railway Hotel

10pm to 11:30pm on Friday 4 September

Maroubra: Fitness First Maroubra

8am to 12pm on Saturday 5 September

Merrylands: Big Bun

3:30pm to 4pm on Thursday 27 August

Merrylands: Stockland

9am to 11am on Saturday 29 August

Newtown: BWS (123 King Street)

5:15pm to 5:40pm on Friday 28 August

Newtown: Newtown Train Station

5:10pm to 5:20pm on Friday 28 August

Newtown: Off Ya Tree clothing and body piercing store

7:15pm to 7:55pm on Friday 28 August

North Ryde: Macquarie Shopping Centre

2pm to 5pm on Saturday 5 September including:

Food Court from 2:15pm to 2:45pm Coco Tea from 2:45pm to 3pm Myer from 3pm to 3:30pm Time Zone from 3:30pm to 4:30pm Tommy Gun’s Barbershop from 4:30pm to 5pm

North Strathfield: Aldi

10am to 10:30am on Tuesday 1 September

Padstow: Bunnings Warehouse

12pm to 2pm on Thursday 27 August

Prestons: God’s Power Ministries Heckenberg

2:50pm to 3:30pm on Sunday 30 August

Putney: Charles St Kitchen

10:45am to 11:30am on Saturday 5 September

Rosebery: Rosebery Post Shop, 371 Gardeners Road

1:30pm to 1:40pm on Wednesday 26 August

Rouse Hill: Rouse Hill Town Centre (including Target)

12:30pm to 1:30pm on Saturday 5 September

Stanhope Gardens: Stanhope Village Shopping Centre (including Kmart)

8:30am to 9:30am on Monday 7 September

St Ives: St Ives Shopping Centre, 166 Mona Vale Road

5:30pm to 6pm on Wednesday 26 August

St Ives: Coles, St Ives Shopping Centre, 166 Mona Vale Road

1pm to 2pm on Friday 28 August

Sydney: Virgin Active Margaret Street Gym

5:10pm to 6:40pm on 26 August If you are contacted by NSW Health and identified as a close contact you must immediately self-isolate for 14 days

Wahroonga: Missing Spoon Café

4:45pm to 5:30pm on Saturday 5 September

Warriewood: Warriewood Square shopping centre

12:30pm to 2:30pm on Saturday 29 August including Kmart, Coles, Aldi and the food court.

West Ryde: Eastwood Ryde Netball Association

12:15pm to 1:30pm on Saturday 5 September

Some people who attended were close contacts and have been contacted directly to get tested and self-isolate for 14 days.

Wollstonecraft: Mater Clinic

8:30am to 9am on Friday 28 August

Woolloomooloo: China Doll Restaurant

6:30pm to 10pm on Thursday 3 September

Declared Hotspots

Hutchies' hotspot map is updated daily and includes the latest information on: 

  • officially declared 'hotspots' (red and yellow shaded areas in Victoria, and all of NSW except blue areas)
  • exempt border zones for Queensland, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (blue)
  • venues of concern where known COVID cases have been (red warning icons)
  • local government restrictions in place (red and yellow areas)
  • testing clinic locations (yellow dots)
  • Our current live projects (blue dots)
  • Hutchies' offices and yards (H icons)

For current travel advice / Hutchies' expectations, please refer to the Latest Information section of this page or contact Tabi Ward.

This map is to help bring all the key current warnings and information into one simple place for Hutchies' people. Please ensure you are also referencing your state government / authority websites to make sure you are complying with the latest advice.

Map of Hotspots & Testing Clinic Locations

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4 April / Observation

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am (which is 3am DST) on the first Sunday in April, when clocks are turned back one hour. Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia. Please remember this time change when arranging travel etc.

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1 April / COVID-19

The Queensland Premier has announced that the 3 day lockdown in the Greater Brisbane region will end at 12 noon today (Thursday).

Some restrictions will remain in place for another 14 days until Thursday, 15 April 2021 – please read the below carefully. It is important to continue to implement and follow all of Hutchies’ COVID-19 measures across our sites and offices.

Restrictions for Queensland

The below requirements have been taken directly from the Queensland Government directions.

From 12pm today, until 15 April 2021 for all of Queensland:

> you must carry a face mask at all times and wear indoors, unless you have a lawful reason not to

> gatherings in people’s homes are limited to 30 persons in total, including the people you live with

> you can leave your home for any purpose. You can travel anywhere in Australia. Please note other states and territories may have restrictions in place that prevent you from travelling to them

> visitors to aged care facilities, disability accommodation services, hospitals and correctional facilities are restricted across the state

> restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs can only open for seated eating and drinking, no standing allowed

> hospitality businesses must keep an electronic customer register > customers must check into venues and provide their contact details in case you need to be contacted – download the Check In Qld App to get setup before you visit venues

Masks for Queensland

The below requirements have been taken directly from the Queensland Government directions.

You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to.

> you must wear a mask in indoor spaces

> it is strongly recommended you wear a mask when outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares

> masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, if you have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so > you can remove your mask to consume food or drink

Other Requirements

Anyone who has visited Brisbane since 20 March

> must still observe the above rules (including wearing a mask as required) regardless of where you are now in Australia

Anyone visiting Queensland in the next 14 days 

> must also observe the above rules (including wearing a mask as required) throughout the entire state

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30 March / COVID-19

Latest COVID-19 case locations in QLD

Please note this is a public announcement – not an announcement from Hutchies.

Updated: 30 March 2021

A large amount of new venues have been added to contact tracing alerts since the list emailed this morning, including in Byron Bay, **UPDATED** Gold Coast & Toowoomba.

Please take the time to review the lists below and if you have been at one of the venues at the time identified, inform your Team Leader and make arrangements to follow the Queensland Government directions below.

Check the QLD Government website daily for updated information. 

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29 March / COVID-19

Latest COVID-19 case locations in SE QLD, Gladstone & **UPDATED** Byron Bay

Please note this is a public announcement – not an announcement from Hutchies.

Updated: 29 March 2021


This morning the Queensland Government announced another 3 day lockdown period for the Greater Brisbane region. The lockdown will be in place from 5pm AEST today (Monday) through to 5pm AEST Thursday, 1 April 2021. This lockdown has been put in place as a result of a growing COVID-19 cluster of the UK variant in Brisbane.

If you have been in Brisbane at any time on or since Saturday 20 March, you should read the latest Hutchies’ Toolbox update and apply the lockdown provisions to yourself as though you were in Greater Brisbane region from 5pm today.

Hutchies has confirmed that the construction industry is still considered an essential service. Sites in Greater Brisbane will remain open throughout the lockdown period. In accordance with government directions, office based people should work from home where practicable during this period.

As these latest cases visited a number of locations including in South-East Queensland, Gladstone and Byron Bay, we are notifying all company members and urge anyone who has recently visited these regions to review the below list.

If you have been at one of the venues at the time identified, inform your Team Leader and make arrangements to follow the Queensland Government directions below. Check the QLD Government website daily for updated information.

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29 March / COVID-19

Implementation & Maintenance Guide

Hutchies has developed the following practical guide to assist our sites to implement and maintain our COVIDSafe requirements. Communicating these important preventative measures will help to keep everyone safe, prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep construction sites open:

  1. Get your COVIDSafe resources
  2. Implement Plan & Checklist
  3. Keep stock of supplies
  4. Stay on top of the measures
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25 March / New

Hutchies has a new company calendar available in Outlook. You’ll be able to see all of our regular events in one easy place.

We’ll be inviting all company members via email to add the calendar to you Outlook through the click of a button in the next few days. Please click ‘Accept’ to join.

Accept via Email Invitation

Please keep an eye out shortly for an email invitation from Hutchies’ Company Calendar to join the calendar in Outlook.

When you receive the email:

> On your computer, open the email

> Click the blue ‘Accept’ button in the top left corner of the email > It will then add the shared calendar to your regular Outlook calendars

Add via Shared Calendars

If you can’t wait to add it, or miss the email, you can add the new calendar via Shared Calendars in Outlook.

On your computer:

> Click the calendar icon in the bottom left corner

> Click the ‘Add Calendar’ button in the top ribbon

> Select ‘Open Shared Calendar’

> Type in ‘Hutchies Company Calendar’ > It will then open and save as an option under Shared Calendars

Updates

The new calendar enables real-time updating of events in a format everyone is familiar with (Outlook). We are specifically only including events in this calendar that are relevant to all of Hutchies nationally to avoid overloading it with irrelevant information.

Annual updates will be made for the year ahead roughly in October / November for:

> Company meetings (budgets, board meetings etc) by Matilda Fowke to assist the regions in their local calendar planning

> Payment cutoff dates for middle and end of month runs by AP

> Public holidays / social events / observations by the Comms Team If there is an event applicable to all of Hutchies that you think should be included in the company calendar, please let us know.

Other Formats

Previously we published some key dates on Toolbox and through the annual meetings document (published on the Doc Library).

These two formats will no longer be used for these dates – instead this new company calendar will be available via Outlook.

Hutchies’ Toolbox Activities will remain your central go to point for all key company announcements / alerts.


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22 March / Weather Alert

There are currently a number of weather warnings for New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria as a result of extensive rain and now risks of flooding. 

Please follow all directions of authorities, stay in the loop with ABC Emergency and ensure Hutchies' site preparation procedures are followed.

Summary of weather

You can also monitor the live radar below for a national summary on the latest weather forecasts.

General advice in storms

  • Move cars under cover or away from trees. 
  • Secure loose outdoor items. 
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. 
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

This includes checking that the sediment and erosion controls are in place and effective for any projects where we have open ground and soil stockpiles that have the potential to cause negative environmental impact.

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11 March / Notice

Falls and falling objects are hazards which can occur on construction sites. Constant proactive attention is required to manage the risk of these hazards due to the dynamic nature of site.

Site management and all workers have a duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for all everyone that puts ‘people before program’.

By working together on Hutchies’ sites with good communication and planning, we improve the safety of ourselves and everyone around us. This extends to visitors to site and members of the public who may interact with our projects. 

Actions

All Site Management Teams are to:

> Download and display the Big 10 poster on your site to raise awareness

> Deliver a toolbox talk (download template) at the next prestart to the site teams / workers to communicate the Big 10 as well as the below actions for workers

> Complete a Weekly Inspection – Big 10 in HammerTech every week to monitor and review the effectiveness of implemented control measures and identify areas that require attention or rectification

specifically review the falls and falling object control measures:

  • Housekeeping
  • Scaffold
  • Penetrations 
  • Edge protection

> Raise any issues or observations that are identified with the relevant trades to achieve an effective and timely close out

> View the short videos below as a refresher for the required risk controls

All workers should are to:

> Follow Hutchies’ site rules & obtain relevant permits to work 

> Follow approved Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS

> Consider changes to the work environment that may affect approved SWMS as work progresses

> Install required and approved exclusion zones correctly prior to starting work

> Do not enter an exclusion zone unless you have approval from the trade in control of the area

> Do not alter scaffold on site unless you are a licensed scaffolder and have been instructed to by Hutchies

> If required to use height safety equipment, be competent and suitably trained before and use it in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines

Remember, your Hutchies’ site management team is available if you need any help or you see something that is potentially unsafe.

By working together effectively, we can improve the safety for everyone on site and reduce the risk of incidents

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8 March / Observation

Each of us has a choice in everything we do to make a difference.

To change the way we see things, and the way things have been. To truly understand respect.

Together we can achieve better.

So let’s all choose to challenge — we already know we can change.

#ChooseToChallenge

Challenge the meaning of respect.

Challenge bias and inequality.

Challenge how we act and speak.

Challenge others for careless behaviour.

In so many ways we are industry trailblazers. We can harness diversity and difference in everything we do to be leaders of equal opportunity.

We are Hutchies. We choose to challenge.

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