Preventing spread of Novel Coronavirus

The COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus affecting humans which can cause severe illness.

Carinity, in looking after the health and wellbeing of our residents, students, staff and visitors, is asking visitors to not attend a Carinity site if they have travelled to/from or through any of the countries where the Australian Government have travel restrictions relating to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).

Currently, for people returning after travel to/from or through China, Iran and South Korea, the Australian Border Force states that you must self-isolate for 14 days. In addition to the above, the Australian Government has stated that if you are returning from Italy you cannot attend work for 14 days.

All visitors, upon arrival at a Carinity site, will be asked to sign a Declaration Form in regard to any international travel over the previous 14 days. If they have been to/from or through any of the high-risk countries, then they will not be accepted at our facility.

Protect yourself and others

Take care of yourself and protect others by practicing good hand and respiratory hygiene:

  • Clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs regularly
  • Cover nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid contact with anyone displaying symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath
  • Stay home if you are unwell

Symptoms of novel coronavirus:

  • fever
  • a cough
  • sore throat
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath

If you have symptoms of novel coronavirus or if you have travelled overseas in the last 14 days and are unwell please self-isolate and call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for advice.

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