The following information on the coronavirus is provided for the benefit of Breight Group employees and visitors.
Updated: 18 January 2021
Breight Group – Breight Group – COVID-19 Mandatory Questionnaire
Roy Hill – Roy Hill COVID19 Health Self Assessment Form
FMG – Coronavirus update
Please ensure you read all Breight Group updates and take appropriate actions.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the HSE Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Breight Group closely monitors announcements by the Dept of Health concerning COVID-19 to ensure the health and welfare of our employees and visitors.
The Federal Government has implemented enhanced social distancing measures and placed a ban on international travel. The Government of Western Australia has declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in response to COVID-19 coronavirus. Restrictions are in place on travel to Western Australia from other Australian States and Territories — by road, rail, air and sea — in response to COVID-19. Details of these measures can be found at the WA Government COVID-10 website
The following links provide details of the restrictions and reporting required prior to entering the states. Please refer to the information contained in the sites and ensure you fully understand the obligations as a traveler. Please also familiarise yourself with the client site containment measures and adhere to travel screening procedures.
Effective from Saturday, 14 November 2020, WA has transitioned to a safe and sensible controlled border arrangement. The introduction of WA’s new controlled interstate border arrangement is dependent on every state and territory in Australia recording a 14-day rolling average of less than 5 community cases of COVID-19 per day.
All interstate travelers to WA are subject to the following:
- Completion of a G2G PASS declaration G2G PASS
- Health screening and temperature test on arrival at Perth Airport
- COVID-19 testing, if required.
- All travelers will receive an SMS health check reminder 1 week into their stay in WA, while arrivals by land will be met at the border checkpoint for health screening and to check G2G PASS declarations.
Full details of WA’s interstate border controls can be accessed via this link
Low Risk Assessment
Arrival and Quarantine Requirements – ongoing
Travel from Victoria will be permitted into WA, subject to the following conditions:
- Self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premise
- Present for a COVID-19 test on day 11
- Complete a G2G Pass declaration, stipulating:
- They do not have any COVID-19 symptoms
- Which jurisdictions the traveler has been in over the previous 14 days
- If they have knowingly mixed with someone from New South Wales or Queensland
- Undergo a health screening and temperature test on arrival if arriving at Perth Airport
- Be prepared to take a COVID-19 test at the airport COVID clinic, if deemed necessary by a health clinician (voluntary asymptomatic testing available for all airport arrivals)
- Undergo a health screening and have G2G Pass declaration checked at the border checkpoint if arriving by land before proceeding to self-quarantine premises
Medium Risk Assessment – Quarantine Requirements – Ongoing
Quarantine Requirements – Ongoing
Queensland and New South Wales are determined as ‘medium risk’ states, the highest rating of any state or territory. Travel from Queensland and New South Wales into WA will not be permitted unless travelers meet strict exemption criteria
The WA Government has imposed restrictions on the classifications of Exempt Traveler for people seeking to travel from Queensland and New South Wales. Importantly FIFO Worker is not classed as an Exempt Traveler category therefore Breight Group cannot roster employees from Queensland or New South Wales.
Further information on New South Wales border restrictions can be found at via this link.
Further information on Queensland border restrictions can be found at via this link
Entry to Western Australia
A person must not enter Western Australia if the person:
- has symptoms; or
- has received oral or written notice from a responsible officer that the person is a close contact; or
- is awaiting a test result after having been tested; or
- has received a positive test and has not received evidence from a medical practitioner or a responsible officer certifying that the person has recovered from COVID-19 within the meaning of the COVID-19 Series of National Guidelines.
Requirements Applicable to All Persons Entering Western Australia
Any person who proposes to enter or enters Western Australia must, for each entry into Western Australia:
- truthfully and accurately complete a G2G Pass Declaration before the person enters Western Australia; and
- in the event of a change in circumstances, truthfully and accurately complete an updated G2G Pass Declaration before the person enters Western Australia; and
- present a G2G Pass Entry QR Code if required at their point of entry to Western Australia; and
- complete a health screen
There is no change to quarantine requirements for International arrivals, namely:
- must quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at own expense
- subject to mandatory COVID-19 test on day 11 of quarantine
For more information please see the FAQs below.
Please contact your site medic, the Breight Group Health and Safety team or your GP or medical practitioner if you have further questions.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. About 2% of people with the disease have died. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
How does COVID-19 spread?
People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.
World Health Organisation (WHO) is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share updated findings.
Protection measures for everyone.
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Droplets spread the virus, by following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
For more information, please see the link below.