Current Information & Requirements 

  • All of Hutchies' projects and offices are open for business – construction is an essential service under strict COVIDSafe plans
  • Hutchies' sites and offices must continue implementing and maintaining our COVIDSafe measures
  • All Hutchies' sites and offices are to complete their COVIDSafe Checklists on a regular basis (weekly at a minimum) and continue enforcing all COVIDSafe measures
  • Ensure Hutchies' plans / procedures are in place and followed across all sites and offices
  • Speak with your Team Leader if you need to take time off for vaccination
  • Many states and territories have stopped releasing venues of concern and now advises everyone to be extra vigilant and expect everyone they interact with has COVID-19
  • National Cabinet has adopted new requirements and definitions for positive cases and close contacts across QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA and ACT (WA & NT will adopt later)
  • Positive cases must isolate for 7 days from the date of their test and remain isolated until they no longer have symptoms, continuing to monitor for symptoms for a further 7 days after
  • Close contacts are now defined as having had contact in a household for 4+ hours with a positive COVID-19 case and must isolate for 7 days from the date of exposure followed by a negative RAT on day 6
  • Hutchies' sites and offices will notify any affected workers when there has been a positive COVID-19 case in one of our workplaces
  • All other contacts now essentially monitor for symptoms if they have been at a venue of concern or been around a positive COVID-19 case (outside of a household)
  • This means that in most cases an exposure within a workplace environment will mean everyone continues working and monitor for symptoms
  • If anyone develops symptoms, they must stay home and get tested - following the advice of their local health authorities
  • All close contacts and positive cases (including subcontractors and visitors) must be reported to Hutchies via email (and Payroll if they are a company member)
  • There is significant delays on PCR tests and RATs are difficult to find - if you have symptoms, please just stay home for at least 7 days and follow health advice
  • Mandatory masks are back in effect in most parts of Australia - the general advice is if you can't maintain 1.5m distance from others, you should wear a mask unless it is not safe to do so
  • Monitor the venues of concern locations every day and follow authority directions if you have been to one at the same time as a confirmed case
  • Continue to practice 1.5m physical distancing from others, maintain good hand and work area hygiene, follow public gathering limits and wear masks in high risk settings or where enforced
  • Limit interstate travel as much as possible - use video / teleconference facilities instead of face-to-face meetings
  • Reach out if you need more information or advice

Queensland (QLD)

Summary

  • From Sunday 2 January masks must be worn all indoor setting in QLD including indoor workplaces, pubs, clubs, cafes and gyms. 
  • From 1am Saturday 15 January all restrictions on QLD borders will be removed. This will mean that anyone travelling into QLD domestically, either by road or by air, will not need a border pass and will not need to produce a RAT or PCR test upon entry. 
  • Only fully vaccinated QLDers will be able to access certain public settings, like pubs and sports venues and you will be required to show proof of your vaccination status.

New South Wales (NSW)

Summary

  • Masks are required in indoor areas including when on construction sites, in workplaces and all other entertainment and hospitality settings. 
  • From 12 January it is mandatory to register your result if you test positive for Covid-19 from a rapid antigen test
  • Most premises in NSW are now open to everyone regardless of whether you are fully vaccinated or not
  • There is no requirement to complete an entry declaration form when travelling to NSW. However if you are travelling from a location on the NSW Health concerns notice you must not enter the state if you not a resident and:
    • close contact place - until more than 14 days has passed since you were last at a place of high concern, or 7 days if you are a fully vaccinated person.
    • casual contact place - unless you have received a negative COVID-19 test result after being at the location. You must keep a copy of that result, and show this to an enforcement officer if requested.
  • From Saturday 8 January 2022, singing and dancing is not permitted at a hospitality venue, entertainment facility, nightclub, or major recreation facility. Density limits will also apply.

Victoria (VIC)

Summary

  • Face masks are required indoors including on construction sites and in workplaces and are strongly recommend outdoors when you cannot socially distance
  • Only the fully vaccinated will be able to access certain public settings such as  restaurants, cafes bars, nightclubs, sports venues, cinemas and live music venues.
  • If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must report your result and isolate, because you are a case.
  • There are no limits or entry requirements on interstate travel in VIC this includes truck drivers and freight workers.  

South Australia (SA)

Summary

  • SA are currently at Level 1 restrictions with some additional measures also in place. 
  • Masks are required in high risk facilities and in indoor public setting - indoor areas of a construction sites are not classified as an indoor public settings but it is strongly recommended that masks are worn while indoors in a workplace.
  • From 1 January 2022, travellers entering South Australia are no longer required to complete an EntryCheck SA application.
  • You are still required to use the COVID Safe Check-In whenever you enter a business or premises and will be required to check in when entering the state 

Tasmania (TAS)

Summary

  • Masks are required to be worn in workplaces and in public indoor settings such as pubs, clubs, restaurants and shopping centres. 
  • From midnight Tuesday 18 January, fully vaccinated interstate travellers will not be required to register their travel or take a COVID test prior to entering TAS
  • Workplace exposures
    • All workers who were on a project at the same time as a worker who has tested positive are to be notified by the Site Management Team of the positive case and follow relevant advice which is likely to continuing working, monitor for symptoms and get a RAT and/or a PCR test and remain isolated if any symptoms occur
    • Where masks are worn, will not be deemed as close contacts.
    • A close contact can also be someone that has spent 4 hours at the same site, workplace or venue as a case during a significant transmission event

Western Australia (WA)

  • Masks are required in high risk indoor settings including public transport, rideshares and in health facilities
  • Only fully vaccinated QLDers will be able to access certain public settings, like clubs and sports venues and you will be required to show proof of your vaccination status.
  • All travellers arriving into WA from interstate must complete and receive an approved G2G Pass  and must provide proof of vaccination 
  • On entry you will also be required:
    • on a trip that is 6 days or more to take a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure prior to travelling to WA, and undertake a negative PCR test within 48 hours of arrival
    • to take a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure but are not required to have any tests on arrival into WA;
  • You must also undertake a COVID-19 test on days 1, 5 and 13 

​Australian Capital Territory (ACT)​

Summary

  • Lockdown restrictions have been eased, however, a number of restrictions still remain. 
  • All construction, repair, and maintenance activities can take place other than residential construction and must strictly adhere to the ACT Building and Construction Industry COVID-19 Requirements.
  • COVID-19 Safety Plans must be prepared by certain businesses and able to be produced if requested by an authorised officer.
  • Anyone aged 12 years and over must adhere to face mask requirements and wear a mask in high risk settings, on public transport and school, early childhood education and care settings.


Northern Territory (NT)

Summary

  • Parts of NT have only recently exited lockdown. Please be aware of any potential hotspots prior to interstate travel. 
  • All travel to the NT requires a border entry form to be filled out and approved prior to travel
  • If you have been in any declared Covid-19 hotspot in the last 14-days you will not be permitted entry into the Northern Territory unless you are a returning resident (with proof of residency). 
  • Anyone from VIC and NSW are not currently permitted to enter the NT. If you coming from QLD and have arrived in the NT since 19 September 2021, or will arrive in the NT and have been to an exposure site, you must adhere to strict quarantine processes
  • All businesses and places where customers and clients visit need to use The Territory Check-In App. Face masks must be worn at all times in these settings.

Preventative Measures

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Good Hygiene

Wash your hands often for 20 secs & use hand sanitiser in between

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Coughs & Sneezes

Cover a cough or sneeze, wash your hands & dispose of any tissues safely

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Don't Touch!

No physical contact (including handshakes) & avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth

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Social Distance

Maintain 1.5 metres distance from people where practicable – if you start to feel unwell, go home & get tested

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Regular Cleaning

Clean work areas, common facilities (kitchens, bathrooms etc) & frequent touch points often

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Symptoms

Stay home & get tested if you have the symptoms (even if you think it’s ‘just a cold’)

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Follow Directions

Display, read and follow all of Hutchies’ posters and signage around sites and offices

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Reconsider Travel

Interstate travel must be undertaken with caution – stay alert to government changes

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Face Masks

In high risk situations or when you cannot social distance, wear a face mask

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Stay Informed

Monitor Hutchies’ Toolbox for the latest information and advice

Symptoms

Know the symptoms and be on alert. If you experience any of the following symptoms, don’t come to work. 

Notify your Team Leader and contact your nearest medical centre / hospital to get tested. 


Fever

Cough

Shortness of Breath

Sore Throat


If you need advice, call Australia’s COVID hotline 1800 020 080 (24 x 7)

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Everyone's Declaration

Hutchies' workplaces are COVIDSafe. Before entering one of our sites or offices, you must ensure you read and agree to the below:

  • I do not have any cold / flu like symptoms including but not limited to sore throat, fever, headache, shortness of breath, cough
  • I have not been in a household setting for 4+ hours with a COVID-19 positive person in the last 7 days
  • I have not been directed to isolate for any reason in the last 7 days by a health or emergency officer
  • I am aware that social distancing rules apply here, and I will maintain 1.5m from others where practicable
  • I will wear a mask if required by the current health orders where I cannot maintain 1.5m from others, and it is safe to do so
  • I will adhere to all limits, rules and guidance here to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • I am aware that these official requirements may change without notice under instruction from authorities and agree to follow directions given by management in response to these changes

We may collect personal information such as your name, phone, email and / or address to assist with contact tracing efforts if required. All information is managed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Updated 6 January 2022

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If you need help

Latest Advice for Hutchies

Get in touch with Hutchies' Coronavirus Team for the latest information on restrictions or measures.

Email coronavirus@hutchies.com.au

Hutchies Help

For coronavirus health and safety at Hutchies.

Hutchies Help Hotline
Phone +61 7 3335 5015
Email help@hutchies.com.au

COVID-19 Health Information

This hotline can provide guidance if you have questions about COVID-19.

Australian Government COVID-19 Hotline
Phone 1800 020 080 (24 x 7)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

This confidential service is open to Hutchies' people and immediate family members.

Converge International
Phone 1800 687 327

More information

Monitor Hutchies' Toolbox (this coronavirus information page) for the latest advice.