Health & Safety re ACC members and coronavirus – Update 26 July 2020

Recently Board members have been asked by many branches and members whether or not they should continue to run or attend a muster or tagalong following the recent spike in COVID-19 infections.

Travel restrictions within or to and from States and Territories in Australia are under the control of the relevant Federal, State or Territory authority.  Your Board has to respect and operate according to the information being provided by the relevant authority and therefore would suggest that it is up to each individual member to make your own decision as to whether or not you should participate in a Branch organised event.

Branches are reminded that they need to comply with the COVID-19 Safety Plan that was provided to branches in May 2020.  At that time, branches were also provided with a template that gives practical advice and guidance to branch committees and members concerning the actions that should be taken in relation to a muster or event.  The plan should be used in conjunction with the Safety Plan checklist to ensure that all key areas are considered.

We have found the following website which provides a central point to look at the restrictions for all States and Territories.  Once you have selected a State or Territory,  select  “Current Status” for up to date information.

https://www.australia.com/en/travel-alerts/australian-travel-status-map.html

Members should also check Government website in each State or Territory for additional information.

As we all know, COVID-19 is a developing problem and any advice given or received can change at any time. 

Stay safe and well.

Graham Humphreys

Chair ACCL

ACC COVID Update

Dear Members, 

Following the meeting of National Cabinet last Friday I am aware that COVID restrictions have been recommended to be relaxed subject to the individual States implementation. 

Your Board had scheduled  a meeting this week to review and make further decisions on The 2020 Annual General Meeting, 2020 National Muster and Branch Musters. 

There will also be additional significant club matters that I will also update all members following the Board meeting. 

Stay safe and well.

Kind regards 

Craig Humphrey 

Chair ACCL

Health & Safety re ACC members and corona virus

By now, everyone in the country has heard about a new strain of coronavirus, originally known as novel coronavirus and now called COVID-19.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected people from many countries around the world. It’s the topic of discussion on social media and the public media.

There is evidence the virus can spread from person to person.

If you have recently returned from overseas, been in contact with someone who has returned from overseas, or been in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, please refer to information provided by your state based health department or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or contact your preferred medical professional. We have included suggested web links for all states as well as the Australian Government Department of Health.

To protect yourself and others from infection we encourage good hand and respiratory hygiene practises when attending Club events, particularly hand washing prior to attending Happy Hour activities. 

Queensland Health – ‘Fact sheet—novel coronavirus’

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/diseases/coronavirus/public-info-novel-coronavirus/fact-sheet-coronaviruswww.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus

NSW Health – ‘Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information for travellers’

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus-travellers.aspx

 

Victoria– Dept. of Health– ‘For the Victorian public – coronavirus disease (COVID-19)’

 

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

 

Tasmania - Dept. of Health – ‘Coronavirus’

https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/communicable_diseases_prevention_unit/infectious_diseases/coronavirus

SA Health – ‘Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)’

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+topics/health+topics+a+-+z/novel+coronavirus

 

Western Australia – ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19)’

 

https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus

You should also check out the Australian Government Department of Health website

Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert’

 

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

The Department are monitoring the respiratory illness outbreak caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) and will update this alert page every day with the latest medical advice and official reports’www.health.qld.gov.au/coronaviruswww.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus