Policy – COVID-19 ORAFOL

ORAFOL Australia Pty Ltd

COVID-19 Business Communication

 

The intent of this communication is to update all staff of the guidelines to follow in the event of an employee being diagnosed with COVID-19 and follows our Business Continuity Plan.

In January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world. The disease has the potential to drive significant business and operational impact on us as employees of ORAFOL Australia. It is critical that we have a clear plan and lines of communications with you as our employees, as well as clients and third-party entities.

 

Our guiding principles as we continue to move forward:

 

  1. Keep all ORAFOL employees safe,
  2.  Continue to serve our customers to the highest standards,
  3.  Do our part to slow community spread of the virus where there appear to be outbreaks, so that the most vulnerable people are able to get the care they need.

 

How COVID-19 spreads:

 

When someone who has COVID-19 coughs or exhales they release droplets of infected fluid. Most of these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects – such as desks, tables or telephones. People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. If they are standing within one meter of a person with COVID-19 they can catch it by breathing in droplets coughed out or exhaled by them.

COVID-19 spreads in a similar way to flu. Most persons infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms and recover. However, some go on to experience more serious illness and may require hospital care. Risk of serious illness rises with age: people over 40 seem to be more vulnerable than those under 40. People with weakened immune systems and people with conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease are also more vulnerable to serious illness.

The following checklist is our guideline in the case that you as an employee suspect you may have COVID-19 or a family member, a household member or anyone you have been in contact with may have been infected.

What if I suspect I have symptoms of COVID-19?

 

 

What if I am diagnosed with COVID-19?

 

 

What if a Family Member or Household Member is diagnosed with COVID-19?

 

 

What if I have recently travelled to an area with known cases of COVID-19?

 

 

What if an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19?

 

 

Office Closure: Working-From-Home Guidelines:

 

 

Employee Travel Restrictions

Currently we would like staff to refrain from travelling domestically until we receive further notice from the relevant authorities.

International travel will be halted until further advice is provided by the relevant health authorities