Queensland’s top doctor warns life won’t suddenly return to normal with a coronavirus vaccine
15/10/2020 by Talissa Siganto
‘I don’t know what’s going to get us out of this’: Queensland’s CHO says a vaccine won’t solve our COVID-19 troubles
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young warns life won’t suddenly return to normal with a coronavirus vaccine and says young people could become “a totally lost generation”.
Virus that causes COVID-19 survives up to 28 days on surfaces, Australian scientists find
12/10/2020 by Sophie Scott
Australian scientists reveal new insights into how long coronavirus survives on surfaces
New Australian research finds the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can live for up to 28 days on surfaces such as mobile phone screens and ATMs — much longer than previously thought.
Why NSW will not be rid of coronavirus any time soon
7/10/2020 by Jonathan Hair
The truth is, despite no new locally acquired coronavirus cases being recorded in NSW for the past 12 days, Australia’s most populous state has never been rid of the virus.
Coronavirus hygiene fatigue? Here’s your handwashing, social distancing and face mask reminder
27/08/2020 by Jason Dasey
Two leading infectious disease experts say now is not the time to relax best practices, even in parts of Australia where there are no COVID-19 cases.
Employers could be held liable for workers who contract COVID-19
Employers could be held liable for workers who contract coronavirus on the job, lawyers say.
As restrictions ease and workers prepare to return to offices, employers are being warned they need to adhere to the health guidelines or they face serious legal trouble.
Workplace cleaners are on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. They need enough time to do their job.
Employers have extra concerns. High quality cleaning is the key to shielding them from liability should their workers contract COVID-19 and they run the risk of having to shut their workplaces down again.