If a person has symptoms, they must get tested using a rapid antigen test (RAT) or a polymerase chain reaction(PCR) test.
Recording the RAT will ensure the person has access to healthare response and information, including monitoring for worsening symptoms or financial assistance.
When can an employee who has tested postivie for Covid-19 return to work?
If an employee tests positive for Covid-19 they must isolate for 7 days after the date of the test.
There is not a Public Health requirement to provide a negative test before returning to the workplace once they have completed their 7 day isolation (and are not still experiencing significant symptoms) but a negative test on day 6 is the current expected standard.
When can an employee considered a close contact return to work?
What is a close contact?
If a RAT test is positive, the person must register their result and isolate for 7 days.
Case and outbreak response
Pandemic leave disaster payments
Face covering requirements
The general requirements are; Face masks are required in all indoor settings, this includes workplaces. A face mask may be removed when a person is alone or when eating or drinking.
Being prepared for cases or an outbreak of Covid-19 will help you to respond well and quickly, and minimise disruption to normal services and activities.
Below you can find the latest Covid-19 Safety Plan templates, guidelines and advice:
Other useful information includes:
The latest workplace checklist to limit the spread of Covid-19
Working from home – workstation setp-up guide – Covid-19 in case you are required to have staff working from home
A full Covid-19 resource kit that also includes guides for physical distancing, cleaning and disinfecting your workplace, and a health and hygiene facilities checklist
Vaccinations and boosters
The best way to combat serious illness from Covid-19 is being vaccinated and getting your booster when eligible.
Specific vaccination information for the Building & Construction industry can be found here.
Although not mandatory, MBT would encourage our members to take a proactive step and and have the State Government QR code implemented on all sites.