Current Information & Requirements 

  • All of Hutchies' projects and offices are open for business
  • Hutchies' sites and offices must continue implementing and maintaining our COVIDSafe measure
  • On all Hutchies’ sites, All Workers must sign in to any site specific systems (ie a register and / or prestart tool) and follow all COVIDSafe measures including regular cleaning and suitable PPE
  • Ensure Hutchies' plans / procedures are in place and followed across all sites and offices
  • Many states and territories have limited restrictions in place, however it is still advised to remain extra vigilant and expect everyone they interact with has COVID-19
  • Positive cases must isolate for 7 days from the date of their test and remain isolated until they no longer have symptoms, continuing to follow any rules in place (depending on location) for a further 7 days
  • Hutchies' sites and offices will notify any affected workers when there has been a positive COVID-19 case in one of our workplaces
  • Close contacts are now defined as having had contact in a household for 4+ hours with a positive COVID-19 case and if symptomatic must isolate for 7 days from the date of exposure.
  • Asymptomatic close contacts will not be required to isolate, however must follow the testing and masks requirements in place depending on your location
  • All other contacts now essentially monitor for symptoms if they have 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 that is more than a mild dry cough, they must stay home and get tested - following the advice of their local health authorities
  • All positive cases (including subcontractors and visitors) must be reported to Hutchies via email (and Payroll if they are a company member)
  • All close contacts that are Hutchies' people must be reported to Hutchies via email (excluding subcontractors and visitors) 
  • If you require a RAT test(s) please contact the contact the Coronavirus team
  • If you have symptoms consistent with COVID but are testing negative on RATs, please stay home until your symptoms resolve
  • While masks are no longer required in the majority of settings, some restrictions still apply (e.g for close contacts, healthcare settings, on public transport and planes etc. )
  • If individuals cannot socially distance or feel more comfortable wearing a mask at other times they should also continue to do so
  • Continue to practice 1.5m physical distancing from others when practicable, maintain good hand and work area hygiene, and wear masks in high risk settings or where enforced
  • Reach out if you need more information or advice

Queensland (QLD)

Summary

  • Masks are still required in health care facilities, in a taxi, rideshare vehicle or on public transport and planes and recommended where you cannot social distance.
  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 must:
    • Isolate for at least 7 days from the date they were tested, and only leave isolation after day 7 if they have no symptoms or only a mild dry cough, mild fatigue, and/or loss of taste/smell
    • Avoid visiting high risk settings, like aged care facilities or hospitals, for 7 days after leaving isolation
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a confirmed case 
  • When leaving home once completing your isolation, you must wear a face mask at all times for the next 7 days including in all indoors settings and outdoors when you can’t stay physically distanced from others
  • You don’t need a negative test result to go back to work or study. There is no need to show a negative test to your employer or educational institution.
  • Close contacts are defined as someone who lives with or stays overnight in the same premises as a confirmed case or who has spent 4+ hours in a residential setting with a confirmed case while they were infectious. This does not include workplaces.
  • Symptomatic close contacts are required to test and to isolate until symptoms resolve - even if they return a negative RAT result.
  • Asymptomatic close contacts will not be required to isolate as long as they:

    • Produce a negative RAT every second day for a week (day 0, 2, 4 and 6)

    • Wear a mask outside of the home including in offices and on sites

    • Do not visit any vulnerable or high-risk settings

    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a close contact

  • In the 28 days after completing isolation, you are not required to undertake any testing or close contact requirements but you should stay at home until you feel better
  • Report all positive RATs to QLD Health either via the below link or by phone: 134 COVID (134 268)

New South Wales (NSW)

Summary

  • Masks are still required in health care facilities, on public transport and public transport waiting areas, planes, recommended where you cannot social distance and for household or close contacts. Some mask exemptions do apply.
  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 must:
    • Isolate for at least 7 days and only leave isolation after day 7 if you have no symptoms. 
    • If you have a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath after 7 days, please remain in self-isolation until 24 hours after your symptoms have resolved.
    • Avoid visiting high risk settings, like aged care facilities or hospitals, for 3 days after leaving isolation
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a confirmed case 
  • When leaving home once completing your isolation, you must wear a face mask when near or talking to other people for the next 3 days including in all indoors settings and outdoors when you can’t stay physically distanced from others
  • Household contacts (someone who lives with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19) and close contacts (someone who has been formally notified by NSW Health that they are a close contact)
  • Asymptomatic household/close contacts must
    • Produce a negative RAT before returning to work 
    • Wear a mask outside of the home including in offices and on sites
    • Do not visit any vulnerable settings and/or health facilities
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a close contact
  • In the 4 weeks after completing isolation, you are not required to undertake any testing or household / close contact requirements but you should stay at home until you feel better
  • Please report all positive RATs to NSW Health either via the below link or by phone: 13 77 88

Victoria (VIC)

Summary

  • Masks are still required in health care facilities, courts, on public transport and planes and recommended in indoors settings and where you cannot physically distance.
  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 must:
    • Isolate for at least 7 days from the date they were tested, and only leave isolation after day 7 if they have no symptoms. 
    • After 7 days, if you are still symptomatic, a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath please remain in isolation until 24 hours after your symptoms have resolved. If you have other symptoms such as fever/ headaches you can leave isolation but you can contact your GP if you are concerned about your health.
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a confirmed case 
    • You do not need to get tested again to be released from isolation after 7 days
  • You are a household contact if you have spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation or care facility.
  • Household contacts are not required to isolate given:
    • Produce a negative RAT on at least 5 days out of the 7 day isolation period
    • Wear a mask indoors when outside your home 
    • Do not visit health and/or care facilities 
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a household contact
    • If you do not follow these steps, you must quarantine for the 7 day period – and you are required to get tested on Day 1 and Day 6.
  • You are a social or workplace contact if you spent more than 15 minutes face-to-face with someone who has COVID-19, or if you spent more than two hours with them in the same indoor space
    • If symptomatic, you must use a RAT 
    • If asymptomatic it is strongly recommended to use a daily RAT for 5 days 
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a social or workplace contact
  • If you have had confirmed COVID-19 in the last 4 weeks, you do not have to comply with testing or household/close contact guidelines 
  • Please report all positive RATs to VIC Health either via the below link or by phone: 1800 675 398
  • If there have been 5 or more cases within a 7-day period , please notify the Department of Health via the COVID-19 outbreak notification form.

South Australia (SA)

Summary

  • Masks are still required in health care facilities, pharmacies, in passenger transport services (e,g taxis, rideshares etc) and is recommended where you cannot social distance and for household or close contacts
  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 must:
    • Isolate for at least 7 days from the date they were tested, and only leave isolation after day 7 if they have no symptoms. 
    • After 7 days, if you are still symptomatic, a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath please remain in isolation until 24 hours after your symptoms have resolved. If you have other symptoms such as fever/ headaches you can leave isolation but you can contact your GP if you are concerned about your health.
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a confirmed case 
  • When leaving home once completing your isolation, it is advised you wear wear a face mask when around other people and avoid health/care facilities from days 8-10 from exposure
  • Close contacts are defined as someone who
    • is a household member or intimate partner of a confirmed case during their infectious period
    • has had close personal interaction with a confirmed case for a cumulative period of 4 hours or more during their infectious period where masks are not worn by the case and has been indoors within 1.5m
    • has been to an exposure site listed on the SA Health website.
  • If you are a close contact you must
    • Produce a negative RAT on at least 5 days out of the 7 day isolation period
    • Wear a mask outside the home for 7 days from exposure 
    • Do not visit Tier 1 or Tier 2 facilities (e.g. health and/or care facilities, pharmacies etc)
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a close contactIf you have had confirmed COVID-19 in the last 28 days, you do not have to comply with testing or close contact guidelines 
  • Please report all positive RATs to SA Health either via the below link 

Tasmania (TAS)

Summary

  • Masks are required to be worn my all close contacts, and when on board a plane
  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 must:
    • Isolate for at least 7 days from the date they were tested, and only leave isolation after day 7 if they have no symptoms. 
    • If you are still symptomatic, a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath please remain in isolation until 24 hours after your symptoms have resolved. If you have other symptoms such as fever/ headaches you can leave isolation but you can contact your GP if you are concerned about your health.
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a confirmed case 
  • Cases can be released from isolation 7 days only if they meet the following two criteria:
    • Your respiratory symptoms (cough, runny nose, sore throat, or shortness of breath) have gone, or are much better and
    • You have not had a fever (or signs of fever such as chills or night sweats) for at least 24 hours.
  • Close contacts are defined as someone who lives with or stays overnight in the same premises as a confirmed case or who has spent 4+ hours in a residential setting with a confirmed case while they were infectious. 
  • If you are a close contact you must:
    • Immediately take a RAT once you are aware you are a close contact
    • Test once a day before you leave the house for the 7 days after you have been told you are a close contact
    • All close contacts must test on day 6, regardless of whether they are leaving their home or not
    • Wear a face mask in any indoor space outside your home
    • Do not visit health and/or care facilities 
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a close contact
  • You are a social or workplace contact if you spent more than 15 minutes face-to-face with someone who has COVID-19, or if you spent more than two hours with them in the same indoor space.
    • Social contacts are not people from your workplace or school.
    • If they develop symptoms, they must get tested and stay in quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
  • If they develop symptoms, they must get tested and stay in quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
  • If you have had confirmed COVID-19 in the last 4 weeks, you do not have to comply with testing or close contact guidelines 
  • Please report all positive RATs to TAS Health either via the below link or by phone: 1800 671 738

Western Australia (WA)

Summary

  • Masks are still required in health care facilities, on public transport and planes, recommended where you cannot social distance and for asymptomatic close contacts
  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 must:
    • Isolate at home for 7 days,
    • If you have no symptoms after 7 days, then no further test is required, and you can stop isolating
    • If you have symptoms on day 7, stay in isolation until those symptoms clear or get clearance from a medical professional before leaving isolation
  • You do not need a negative test result to leave isolation and go back to work if you have isolated for 7 days since testing positive, and no longer have symptoms.
  • Close contacts are defined as a household member/ intimate partner in contact with the confirmed case or someone who has spent more than 4 hours (over a 24-hour period) in a residential setting with a confirmed case while they were infectious.
  • Symptomatic close contacts must:
    • Take a PCR test or RAT within 24 hours of becoming a close contact - if you took a RAT you must then take another RAT within 24 hours
    • Take a PCR test on day 6 or a RAT on day 7 
  • Asymptomatic close contacts must:
    • Produce a negative RAT on each day they would like to leave isolation 
    • Wear a mask at all times outside the home 
    • Avoid high risk health / care facilities 
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a close contact 
  • If you have had confirmed COVID-19 in the last 4 weeks, you do not have to comply with testing or close contact guidelines 
  • Please report all positive RATs to TAS Health either via the below link

​Australian Capital Territory (ACT)​

Summary

  • Masks are still required in health care facilities, on public transport and planes, recommended where you cannot social distance and for household contacts
  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 must:
    • Isolate at home for 7 days,
    • If you have no symptoms after 7 days, then no further test is required, and you can stop isolating
    • If you have symptoms on day 7, stay in isolation until those symptoms clear or get clearance from a medical professional before leaving isolation
  • Notify Hutchies on becoming a confirmed case or a household contact 
  • Asymptomatic household contacts must undertake COVID-19 testing if they are regularly going to their place of work or study and consider undertaking a test on or after day 6, unless regular testing has already been undertaken.
  • If it is not practical to work or study from home, and where there is mutual agreement for the person to attend the workplace or facility, a household contact must:
    • Undertake a COVID-19 test in the 24 hours prior to returning to work or study and then every 48 hours if ongoing attendance is required.
  • A household contact must undertake a COVID-19 test if they develop any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild.  
    • They must isolate until a negative result is received.
    • Even if a negative test result is returned, a household contact should stay at home until their symptoms resolve.
  • If you have had confirmed COVID-19 in the last 28 days, you do not have to comply with testing or close contact guidelines
  • Please report all positive RATs to ACT Health either via the below link

Northern Territory (NT)

Summary

  • Masks are still required in health care, disability, correctional and aged care facilities
  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 must:
    • Isolate at home for 7 days and inform close contacts 
    • If you have no symptoms you can leave isolation at 12pm on day 7.
    • If you have symptoms on day 7, you must remain in isolation until your symptoms resolve or you receive a medical certificate from your doctor stating that you are no longer infectious
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a confirmed case 
  • For 7 days after leaving isolation; wear a face mask, apply social distancing and not enter high risk facilities
  • A person is considered a close contact if:


    • You reside in the same household /premises as a COVID-19 positive person
    • You have spent 4+ continuous hours indoors with a COVID-19 positive person
  • Close contacts must:
    • Produce a negative RAT on day 3 and day 6 of the close contact period
    • Wear a mask when indoors and outside of the home and where you cannot socially distance outdoors 
    • Avoid high risk settings 
    • Notify Hutchies on becoming a close contact 
    • If you develop symptoms immediately isolate and have a COVID-19 test. You will need to remain isolated until your symptoms resolve
  • If you have had confirmed COVID-19 in the last 28 days, you do not have to comply with testing or close contact guidelines
  • Please report all positive RATs to NT Health either via the below link

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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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.