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

Other Recent Activities

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17 January / New

Hutchies' meetings and key dates calendar for the year ahead is now available in Outlook and printable PDF.

Add Outlook Calendar

> Open Outlook

> Click 'calendar icon' in bottom left corner

> Click ‘Add Calendar’ button in top ribbon

> Select ‘Open Shared Calendar

> Type in ‘Hutchies Company Calendar’

> It will open and save in Shared Calendars

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Downloadable PDF

We also maintain a printable A3 PDF of Hutchies' key meetings calendar. You can download, print and have this version in hard copy. Please note that sometimes dates do change, so be sure to regularly check that you have the latest copy.

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Updates

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

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

> Company meetings (budgets, board meetings etc) by Natalie Roma 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 Meetings for the Year PDF (published on the Doc Library).

Toolbox continues to be used to publish key updates through our Activities area, while the Meetings for the Year is a summary of the key meetings proposed for the years (ie doesn't have as much detail as our Outlook version).

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



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10 January / COVID-19

Government advice at all levels is changing rapidly. Hutchies will continue to communicate the latest relevant requirements to you as soon as information becomes available. 

Hutchies' teams working in Queensland must read the below, implement the changes and circulate the latest Industry Update with all Workers / Subcontractors / Suppliers as a priority. This enables everyone to be on the same page with how positive cases and close contacts are being managed on construction sites in Queensland.

Other states and territories have slightly different requirements but with the same principles, and these are being communicated separately to those relevant teams.

The processes outlined in this email are based on the latest advice as adopted by the Queensland Construction Industry Working Group and following direct advice and support from Queensland Health. The Industry Plan will continue to be updated as Government Directions are updated and guidance materials are released.

As cases continue to escalate throughout Queensland, it is important to remember that anyone you interact with could have COVID-19 and everyone should be extra vigilant with COVID safe measures. You should monitor for symptoms – if any develop, stay home and get tested.

If you are unsure about anything, need to report a positive case / close contact, or have questions about COVID-19, please contact Hutchies' Coronavirus Team.

Key changes

> Version 2 of the Industry Process for Managing Positive Cases
> Reporting all cases to Hutchies' Coronavirus Team
> Managing Positive Cases & Notification Templates
> Circulating the Industry Update to Workers / Subbies / Suppliers

What's in this update

> Latest Industry Update (Managing Positive Cases & Contacts)
> Reporting & managing cases
> Time and cost clauses in contracts (for COVID-19)

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9 January / COVID-19

Government advice at all levels is changing rapidly. Hutchies will continue to communicate the latest relevant requirements to you as soon as information becomes available.

Hutchies' teams working in New South Wales must read the below, implement the changes and circulate the latest Industry Update with all Workers / Subcontractors / Suppliers as a priority. This enables everyone to be on the same page with how positive cases and close contacts are being managed on construction sites in New South Wales.

Other states and territories have slightly different requirements but with the same principles, and these are being communicated separately to those relevant teams.

The processes outlined in this email are based on updated advice since our email on Friday as adopted by the NSW Construction Industry Working Group and following direct advice and support from the NSW Government.

As cases continue to escalate throughout New South Wales, it is important to remember that anyone you interact with could have COVID-19 and everyone should be extra vigilant with COVID safe measures. You should monitor for symptoms – if any develop, stay home and get tested.

If you are unsure about anything, need to report a positive case / close contact, or have questions about COVID-19, please contact Hutchies' Coronavirus Team.

Key changes

> Version 2 of the Industry Process for Managing Positive Cases
> Reporting all cases to Hutchies' Coronavirus Team
> Managing Positive Cases & Notification Templates
> Circulating the Industry Update to Workers / Subbies / Suppliers

What's in this update

> Latest Industry Update (Managing Positive Cases & Contacts)
> Reporting & managing cases
> Time and cost clauses in contracts (for COVID-19)

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7 - 9 January / COVID-19

National Cabinet has agreed to a unified approach to managing contacts of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. This includes a new definition for close contacts. It currently applies to NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS, SA, ACT and will eventually be adopted by WA and NT.

The changes simplify the circumstances when a person is classified as a ‘close contact’. They also minimise the need for isolation and testing for anyone else potentially exposed to COVID-19 – that is those contacts that have been previously referred to as casual contacts. This update summarises the new requirements and how they will be applied in the construction industry in New South Wales.

The Update below has been developed by an Industry Working Group that includes the CFMEU, PTEU, ETU, MBA and a large number of principal contractors in NSW. It has also been provided to NSW Health and WorkSafe.

This advice is effective immediately and will be implemented across the New South Wales Construction Industry from 7 January 2022 (today). 

Hutchies' teams delivering projects in New South Wales must download and read this latest industry advice and be ready to implement it when managing positive cases on any of our construction sites or in our offices.

A further update will be distributed shortly concerning other states however given the national approach to close and casual contacts, the general principles will be consistent.

Contact the Coronavirus Team if you have any questions or need more information about the current status of COVID-19 in New South Wales.

This important update includes the latest advice for construction on:

> New Definitions & Requirements

Changes for confirmed positive cases and new definitions of close contacts

> Managing a Positive Case

Step by step process for construction sites or offices to manage positive cases

> Contact Tracing

Ensuring Workers continue to check in so they can be promptly notified of a positive case

> Masks

Requirements for mask wearing in Queensland

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7 January / Notice

PBAs are changing and expanding to cover eligible private sector projects in Queensland.

The Queensland Government introduced a trial of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) in 2018 as part of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 legislation. Initially they applied only to State Government funded projects valued between $1M and $10M.

The system is designed to hold funds in trust for head contractors and subcontractors until payments are due, as part of a building project. The PTA's structure and strict rules help subcontractors get paid regularly in a timely manner and protect their retention and disputed monies.

Following trials of PBAs, Queensland has now expanded the concept through Project Trust Accounts (PTAs) which applies to private sector, local government, statutory authorities' and government-owned corporations' building and construction contracts valued over $10M.

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4 - 10 January / COVID-19

National Cabinet has agreed to a unified approach to managing contacts of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. This includes a new definition for close contacts. It currently applies to QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA, ACT and will eventually be adopted by WA and NT.

The changes simplify the circumstances when a person is classified as a ‘close contact’. They also minimise the need for isolation and testing for anyone else potentially exposed to COVID-19 – that is those contacts that have been previously referred to as casual contacts. This update summarises the new requirements and how they will be applied in the construction industry in Queensland.

The changes are effective immediately and will be implemented across the Queensland Construction Industry from 4 January 2022 (today). They supersede the previous Industry Plan (13/12/2021) which will be updated in due course. 

Hutchies' teams delivering projects in Queensland must download and read this latest industry advice and be ready to implement it when managing positive cases on any of our construction sites or in our offices.

A further update will be distributed shortly concerning other states however given the national approach to close and casual contacts, the general principles will be consistent.

Contact the Coronavirus Team if you have any questions or need more information about the current status of COVID-19 in Queensland.

This important update includes the latest advice for construction on:

> New Definitions & Requirements

Changes for confirmed positive cases and new definitions of close contacts

> Managing a Positive Case

Step by step process for construction sites or offices to manage positive cases

> Contact Tracing

Ensuring Workers continue to check in so they can be promptly notified of a positive case

> Masks

Requirements for mask wearing in Queensland

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17 December 2021 / General

Congratulations all of our Hutchies' veterans and to the winner of Constructor of the Year 2021!

Watch the video below to find out the winner and see all of our service awards for the year. 

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16 December 2021 / Notice

These events, which range from cyclones, rain, hail, flooding, high winds and bushfires have the potential to cause damage to Hutchies' project sites, and adjacent properties and assets.

Since the beginning of Summer 2021 our sites have already braved significant wet weather, and the forecast predicts a lot more to come.

To ensure we're prepared for these weather events and to keep our sites safe and secure, we need to fully implement Hutchies' shutdown and storm preparation processes prior to the holiday break.

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 could potentially cause impact to the environment.

Hutchies' shutdown checklist is on HammerTech > Inspections:
HB-HSEQ-F-084 Site Shutdown Storm Preparation Checklist

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13 - 31 December 2021 / COVID-19

As mentioned last week, Hutchies has been part of a working group with other major builders and the building unions to prepare for the likely spread of COVID-19 following the easing of border restrictions. The result has been the production of the Queensland Construction & Related Industries COVID Safe Plan which aims to provide a consistent, practical and proactive approach to the arrival of COVID-19 on construction sites.

The Industry Plan has been developed in consultation and with the support of Queensland Health to provide clarity for sites regarding issues such as cleaning requirements, contact training protocols and what to do in the event of a positive case. The Plan's general intention is to ensure that people are kept safe whilst adhering to Public Health Directions, preventing people being placed in home isolation unnecessarily and maintaining productivity.

The Industry Plan has now been launched and is ready for implementation. Read on for more information. 

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