STA and COVID-19 Safety

STA is committed to following best principles when it comes to the safety of our communities and COVID-19. We follow COVID-19 safe procedures as set down by the NSW State Government. STA is registered with the NSW State Government as a COVID-19 safe business.

Primarily STA work with partner organisations and venues where we observe the venue COVID-19 safety procedures as directed.

Where STA are hosting the activity, our processes include but are not limited to the following:

Staff, volunteers and participants

  • All STA staff and volunteers will be double vaccinated as a minimum when engaging in person-to-person STA activities.
  • STA staff and volunteers will wear PPE such as face masks following the current NSW Government requirements.
  • Must not attend work if they have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath and fatigue), or suspect they may have been infected with COVID-19 (this includes close contact with another person diagnosed with COVID-19).
  • Must immediately self-isolate and discontinue engagement in person-to-person STA activities until COVID-19 has been excluded and they have been medically cleared to return to their activity.
  • Participants who are vulnerable to a serious COVID-19 infection should discuss with their doctor what activities are safe for them to participate in. The onus is on the member to determine their capacity to safely resume activities and attendance at events.
  • STA will contact participants via email and create posts on our social media accounts to share information on return to training protocols.
  • Participants will be reminded when attending classes to follow hand hygiene protocols and social distancing.
  • An individual who is observed to be reasonably displaying symptoms (for
  • example persistent coughing) of COVID-19 should be
  • politely asked to leave the site.
  • People are advised to seek medical advice and testing for COVID-19 if they
  • suspect they have the infection.

Cleaning

We will follow Safe Work Australia recommendations for cleaning.

  • Workplaces must be cleaned at least daily and recorded.
  • Cleaning with detergent and water is sufficient or alternatively, do a 2-in-1 clean and disinfection by using a combined detergent and disinfectant.
  • Cleaning hard surfaces will be disinfected with a disinfectant wipe or spray.
  • We will endeavour to carry out more frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces that are frequently handled by multiple people such as doorknobs.
  • Staff are to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after cleaning.
  • Staff will be provided with gloves to use when cleaning and are advised to
  • wash their hands thoroughly before and after cleaning.

Bookings and Payment

  • Classes are capped according to each venue size and capacity limits.
  • For booked in and aid activities, participants will need to register and pay in advance via our website.
  • Cashless payment is preferred via our website for all paid activities. Those needing to pay in cash must inform STA staff beforehand.
  • Signs will be placed on entry door disclosing conditions of entry and maximum number of people allowed at the venue.

On Arrival

  • All staff and participants are requested to check in to Service NSW using the venue QR code.
  • If a venue doe does not have a QR code STA will use our unique organisation QR code for tracking purposes.
  • Those unable to check in online will be required to complete an attendance register asking for their name, phone number, email address
  • Signs will be placed on entry door disclosing conditions of entry and maximum number of people allowed at the venue.
  • Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Physical Distancing

  • Ensure the number of people in a facility does not exceed one person per 2 square metres of publicly accessible space (excluding staff). Children count towards the capacity limit.
  • Support 1.5m physical distancing where possible, particularly at points of mixing or queuing such as food and drink stations, toilets and entrance and exit points.
  • There should be 1.5m physical distance between seated groups where practicable, including in non-ticketed areas.
  • Participants will be required to register in advance to ensure limits are adhered to.
  • ensure social distancing can be maintained.
  • Reduce crowding wherever possible and promote physical distancing with markers on the floor, including where people are asked to queue.

Hygiene

  • Adopt good hand hygiene practices.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitiser will be available at all entry/exit points and
  • easily accessible during activities.
  • Guidelines for sanitisation and cleaning, including requirements for sanitisation stations to follow Government Health recommendations.
  • Ensure bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels or hand dryers.
  • Encourage visitors to bring their own water bottles, sweat towels and equipment.
  • Reduce sharing of equipment where practical and ensure these are cleaned with detergent and disinfectant between use.
  • Participants use only the chair provided and it is cleaned before and after the class.
  • In indoor areas, increase natural ventilation by opening windows and doors where possible, and increase mechanical ventilation where possible by optimising air-conditioning or other system settings (such as by maximising the intake of outside air and reducing or avoiding recirculation of air).
  • Doors are opened as practical.

Record keeping

  • For all booked in programs where STA is the host we will keep a record of the name, contact number and entry time for all staff, volunteers, participants, visitors and contractors for a period of at least 28 days.
  • Note: If a person is unable to provide contact details, for example due to age or language barriers, another person may provide contact details on their behalf. If there are unexpected circumstances which prevent the use of electronic methods to collect contact details (such as an internet outage), any paper records must be entered into an electronic format such as a spreadsheet within 12 hours.
  • Records will only be used for contract tracing purposes.

STA is committed to cooperate with NSW Health if we are contacted in relation to a positive case at our business and we will notify SafeWork NSW is this occurs.

ao@southerntablelandsarts.com.au
0427 938 110 
Or by appointment at one of our Mobile Office locations

PO Box 1323 Goulburn 2580
ABN 67 208 214 681

STA is a registered COVID safe business in NSW. We follow Covid safe guidelines.

We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the lands where we create, live & work. 

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