Jobfit are taking action on COVID-19 | Read more

Jobfit are taking action on COVID-19 | Read more

COVID-19 Update

14 March 2020 | News

Jobfit would like to update our clients on the evolving 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and the precautions we are taking to protect the health of our staff, together with your workforce.

The health and safety of our staff and your workers is always our top priority. While the overall risk in Australia of contracting COVID-19 in the community remains low, we are taking several steps to ensure our staff and your workers have increased protection in our Jobfit centres.

Our Executive team including our National Medical Director are meeting daily to discuss our ongoing response and ensure we have the latest information from the Government health authorities.

Occupational health services

You can be confident in the knowledge that Jobfit are experts in occupational medicine, and our team is available to assist you and your workforce as necessary.

Jobfit has several support channels available to your organisation to help you manage the risks associated with COVID-19 for your workforce. As a valued Jobfit client, we can provide:

• A comprehensive pandemic procedure plan developed specifically for your organisation
• Senior medical doctor advice, support and governance (Public Health Specialist)
• Onsite symptom screening services at your workplace or premises
• Access to 24/7 Telehealth services to triage employee concerns regarding COVID-19

Jobfit remains committed to delivering occupational health solutions that meet the specific needs of your organisation. Should you wish to discuss any of these services for your workforce, please contact our Business Development team on 1300 61 61 65 (press 5) or contact us.

Hygiene practices

Jobfit is following the advice from the Department of Health and State Government guidelines regarding precautions that are needed to minimise risks concerned with COVID-19.

We are following the recommended health and safety precautions, and are providing advice to our staff via a 24/7 helpline, and a referral for testing if required.

We are ensuring our staff maintains high hygiene standards in our centres, including practising proper hand sanitising procedures, together with sneeze and cough etiquette. We have posters in all Jobfit centres regarding COVID-19 and aim to minimise the risk of transmission.

All surfaces in our Jobfit centres are cleaned every morning and regularly during the day using an antibacterial, antimicrobial cleaning product that reduces the risk of harmful viruses, moulds, fungus, algae and any other possible harmful pathogenic bacteria.

We are assessing the opportunities for non-essential staff to work remotely and for essential non-patient-contact staff such as our Contact Centre staff to be split between several locations to minimise the risk of widespread exposure.

We have advised our staff to stay home if they are unwell and self-isolate if necessary.

Booking policy

Where necessary, we are rescheduling workers and candidates who have a fever, or meet the criteria for a suspected case of COVID-19 as per the criteria outlined by the CDNA (Communicable Disease Network Australia) in order to reduce the risk.

We have implemented a Health Declaration as part of our medical assessment paperwork, and for all visitors to our centres. If a worker or candidate provides a declaration that meets the criteria or presents to our centre as unwell or with flu-like symptoms, they will be asked to leave the centre immediately and encouraged to call their employer or call 1300 61 61 65 and reschedule their appointment.

Our aim is to not have any potential suspected case of COVID-19 attend our Jobfit centres as far as reasonably possible. We are asking our clients to assist us in this regard by asking your workers or candidates if they have travelled overseas in the past 14 days or have flu-like symptoms before making a booking with us. If you need to reschedule a booking for your worker or candidate, please call our Contact Centre on 1300 61 61 65 or email. Clients who use MediManager can simply submit a reschedule request in the system.

Any bookings at a Jobfit centre that are rescheduled due to a suspected case of COVID-19 will not be charged a cancellation or non-attendance fee.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates as necessary.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Jobfit Health Group.

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