Helping Each Other Through The Coronavirus | A Common Mission
To all reading this, whether you are a client, supply partner, Eurotech team member or even a member of the public, we are working together for stronger results, for both during and after the Coronavirus has finished.
It is challenging time for us all. Our regards go to all of your colleagues, family and friends. Stay safe and healthy!
It is important that we support each other, so we can keep our businesses and our jobs moving forward. We all the need the companies we work for and we all need our jobs.
Note: Please save the Australian Department of Health website in your favourites. Click here and then save. This should be your first port of call for up to the minute information. Most importantly don’t rely on unconfirmed sources in social media. Stay plugged in to official government information. Stay safe.
Site 1 – Australian Department of Health
Site 2 – Current numbers in Australia and globally
Site 3 – Mitigate Stress
How Eurotech Is Minimising Risks.
We have a message for each of our clients, team members, suppliers/service providers and visitors. Please view the most applicable group heading below.
Our driving values during these times are:
If you have returned from overseas in the last 14 days or are unwell you WILL be denied access to Eurotech Australia premises.
How Does It Affect Me As A Client?
The orders we receive from our clients is the lifeblood of our operations.
How Does It Affect Me As A Eurotech Team Member?
From practising social distancing (1.5m – 2 metres), including outside of business hours, to good hygiene our exchange of ideas will allow us to continue to operate.
How Does It Affect Me As A Supplier Or Service Provider?
All meetings will be via https://zoom.us/
How Does It Affect Me As A Visitor To Eurotech?
We ask our visitors to abide by these hygiene directions before arriving at our premises. If you have returned from overseas in the last 14 days or are unwell you WILL be denied access.
What is the coronavirus?
The World Health Organisation explains that coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). This particular episode has been named ‘COVID-19’. It first appeared in December 2019 in Wuhan, which is within the Hubei province, China. A seafood market has been identified as the possible source of the virus. Cases in several countries have now emerged. Whilst cases have been reported in many countries around the world, the vast majority of them, and related deaths, have been in China.
What are the symptoms?
• Shortness of breath
The severity of symptoms varies. Some people will suffer from mild illness and recover easily while in other cases, infection can progress to pneumonia. Reports suggest that the elderly, those with weakened immune systems, diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease are the most susceptible to serious illness and death.
Symptoms can appear as few as two days after infection or as long as 14 days (or even longer).
How is the virus passed on?
The virus is most likely to spread from person to person through:
• Direct contact with a person while they are infectious
• Contact with droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or
• Touching objects or surfaces (such as drinking mugs or desks) that were contaminated by droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face
What are the higher-risk areas?
The Australian Government’s Department of Health regularly updates its list of countries that are deemed to present a higher risk or coronavirus infection.
Discrimination, bullying and harassment
Coronavirus is not a reason to treat anyone differently because of their national origin. Placing extra obligations on individuals (more robust hygiene methods, for example) just because they are from a particular country is discrimination.
Therefore, any control measures we implement to manage the risk of coronavirus should be implemented in the same way for all
We should be individually alert to ‘banter’, or more serious instances of harassment about the virus which relates to someone’s nationality or ethnicity and ensure that your zero-tolerance stance to
harassment is maintained.
If this does occur, this should be discussed and actioned through standard procedures.