Current Information & Requirements 

Preventative Measures


Good Hygiene

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


Coughs & Sneezes

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


Don't Touch!

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


Social Distance

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


Regular Cleaning

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



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


Follow Directions

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


Reconsider Travel

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


Face Masks

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


Stay Informed

Monitor Hutchies’ Toolbox for the latest information and advice


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. 



Shortness of Breath

Sore Throat

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

Subscribe to Hutchies' COVID-19 update emails

​Australian Capital Territory (ACT)​


  • No active local outbreak
  • Most restrictions have been eased apart from standard COVID-Safe practices

New South Wales (NSW)


  • No active local outbreak
  • Some additional restrictions still apply as a result of the recent oubreak - see website for info
  • Relevant businesses are required to use the Service NSW QR Code app, and patrons must sign in using the Service NSW system. This does not currently apply to construction/office-based workplaces but records are still required to be maintained for the purpose of contact tracing. 
  • No current border controls in place

Northern Territory (NT)


  • No active local outbreak
  • All travel to NT requires a border entry form to be filled out and approved prior to travel
  • Most restrictions have been eased apart from standard COVID-Safe practices

Queensland (QLD)


  • No active local outbreak
  • Border declaration pass must be filled out and approved prior to travel for anyone travelling from a declared COVID-19 hotspot. Border passes are not required for all other travel.
  • Most restrictions in QLD have eased apart from standard COVID-Safe practices

South Australia (SA)


  • No active local outbreak
  • All travel to SA requires a Cross Border Travel Registration form to be filled out and approved prior to travelling
  • Most restrictions have been eased apart from standard COVID-Safe practices

Tasmania (TAS)


  • No active local outbreak
  • Travellers who have spent time in medium-risk areas prior to arriving in TAS must apply for a G2G Pass prior to travel. Travellers from low-risk areas are allowed to enter without the need for a G2G Pass
  • Most restrictions have been eased apart from standard COVID-Safe practices

Victoria (VIC)


  • No active local outbreak
  • Some additional restrictions still apply as a result of the recent oubreak - see website for info
  • New traffic light permit system for travel into the state is now in place. Anyone that wants to enter VIC (except for border community residents) must apply for a permit via this new system

Western Australia (WA)

  • No active local outbreak
  • Travellers who wish to enter the state must fill out a G2G Pass and have it approved prior to travel


Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly.

People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:

  • fever
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath

If you are concerned you may have COVID-19:

How it spreads

The virus can spread from person to person through:

  • close contact with an infectious person (including in the 48 hours before they had symptoms)
  • contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
  • touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face

COVID-19 is a new disease, so there is no existing immunity in our community. This means that COVID-19 could spread widely and quickly.

Who is most at risk

In Australia, the people most at risk of getting the virus are:

  • travellers who have recently been overseas
  • those who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • people in correctional and detention facilities
  • people in group residential settings

People who are, or are more likely to be, at higher risk of serious illness if they get the virus are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions
  • people 65 years and older with chronic medical conditions
  • people 70 years and older
  • people with compromised immune systems

At this stage the risk to children and babies, and the role children play in the transmission of COVID-19, is not clear. However, there has so far been a low rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases among children, relative to the broader population.

There is limited evidence at this time regarding the risk in pregnant women.

Protect yourself and others

Everyone must do the following things to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are most at risk.

See important advice on:

If you have travelled recently, see the advice for travellers.

How to seek medical attention

If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical advice. If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms, call the National Coronavirus Helpline for advice.

National Coronavirus Helpline

Call 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19) or help with the COVIDSafe app. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To seek medical help from a doctor or hospital, call ahead of time to book an appointment.

You will be asked to take precautions when you attend for treatment. Follow the instructions you are given.

If you have a mask, wear it to protect others. Stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people. Cover your coughs or sneezes with your elbow.

Tell the doctor about:

  • your symptoms
  • any travel history
  • any recent contact you have had with someone who has COVID-19


Hutchies has a selection of official posters and videos from the Australian Government, along with our plans, procedures, information and resources.

We also encourage you to actively monitor the situation through the below official websites.




Tools & Templates


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 have not been in close contact with a known COVID-19 carrier
  • I have not returned from overseas or from a declared hotspot in the last 14 days or been asked to self isolate for any reason
  • I do not have any flu like symptoms including but not limited to sore throat, fever, headache, shortness of breath, cough
  • I am aware that I am not to present to a Hutchies site or office if I do have symptoms
  • I am aware that social distancing rules apply here and I will maintain 1.5 metres from others where practicable
  • I will adhere to all limits, rules and guidance here to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (including in certain areas)
  • 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.

Cumulative Cases


The Australian Government has developed an app to speed up contacting people exposed to coronavirus. The app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app can protect you, your family and friends and save lives of other Australians. The more Australians that connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker the virus can be found. There is information about the app on the Department of Health's website.

Download on the Apple app store Download on the Google play app store

Coronavirus App

Stay up to date with official information and advice about the coronavirus situation with the Australian Government. You can check your symptoms and get notified when urgent information and updates are published. 

Download on the Apple app store Download on the Google play app store

Coronavirus Channel on WhatsApp

You can also join the COVID-19 WhatsApp Channel from the Australian Government to learn the latest on the response to coronavirus.

COVIDSafe app video

Face Masks

If you need help

Latest Advice for Hutchies

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


Hutchies Help

For coronavirus health and safety at Hutchies.

Hutchies Help Hotline
Phone +61 7 3335 5015

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.