What is the purpose of this policy?
We take the welfare and wellbeing of our employees, medical staff, patients and students seriously.
Since March-2020 we have stopped all in person teaching to protect everyone involved. We are now using new technologies to communicate with all our staff, medical experts, patients and students.
Our doctors and nurses are our first line of defence to combat this virus, so we want everyone to be safe.
Current Government directives and the law
This information is only general in its nature and we refer you to the various Government websites (both Federal and State) which contain up-to-the-minute information on Government policy on COVID-19.
What specific measures are we taking?
To promote the health and safety of staff, patients and students, we will:
- Endeavour to provide and maintain a safe working environment for all
- Provide information, instruction and supervision to you so far as we can to promote your health and safety
- Provide adequate facilities for you to practice good hygiene. This includes hand sanitiser, soap, disinfectant spray, tissues, and where relevant, face masks
- Integrate work health and safety issues into all of our decision making;
- Put in place mechanisms for monitoring
- Take any health concerns raised seriously.
What specific measures do we expect you to take?
Although we have no face to face learning at this time, Anatomy Academy does have many other duties in the workplace. We ask all our staff, contractors and other medical professionals to be midful while performing your duties at our workplace, and travelling to and from work, you must:
- Take reasonable care to ensure your own health and safety, and that of your colleagues and our patients
- Not place others at risk or jeopardise the safety of our work environment by any act or omission. For example, coming to work while unwell
- Follow any safe work procedures or protocols that we implement from time to time;
- Observe social distancing at all time
- Avoid unnecessary time in public places or travel by public transport;
- DO NOT attend our office if you feel unwell or if you believe you may have come into contact with someone who is unwell;
- DO NOT attend our office if you have travelled within the past month, or if you have come into contact with someone who has travelled during that time;
- Regularly take steps to clean up or wipe down any surfaces that you have used;
- Practice cough etiquette (keep away from other people, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing); and
- Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
All staff, contractors, patients and students must wear a face masks at all times while in our office.
How to practice ‘social distancing’ at work
Social distancing is now a common place term, and we require all persons in our office to follow social distancing rules. Such steps include:
- Distancing yourself from other person(s), ensuring that you are at least 2 metres away (preferably at opposite ends of the office or in different rooms);
- Not shaking hands to greet others
- Cancelling non-essential meetings. If needed, holding meetings via video conferencing or phone call
- Promoting good hand, sneeze and cough hygiene
- Using hand sanitiser frequently
- Regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that many people touch
- Avoiding non-essential travel
Hand sanitiser and hand-washing liquid are readily available for your use throughout our office.
What if I am diagnosed with COVID-19?
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, and visited our office you must Immediately inform us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or a telephone call on 02 8097 1838.
DO Not leave your home under any circumstances; and follow the advice of your medical doctor.
This is very serious as we want to work in a safe medical & surgical environment.