12 January 2021

QLD


Please note that due to recent COVID-19 developments in QLD, for people in Greater Brisbane, you need to carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home.
This is in case you require your face mask, for example, if you enter a public indoor space or aren't able to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people, including for the following indoor settings:
  • shopping centres and supermarkets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities
  • gyms
  • workplaces where people cannot socially distance and where it is safe
  • places of worship
  • libraries
  • public transport, taxis and ride share vehicles
  • airport terminals and during flights
  • staff in restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs who interact with the public must wear masks but not patrons.

You should also wear a mask if you:
  • have any symptoms and are seeking medical care
  • are going to get tested
  • are in the same room as another person when you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

It is strongly recommended that you wear a face mask outdoors when you are unable to stay more than 1.5 metres from other people, such as transport stops, busy walkways and thoroughfares.
For further information, please visit the QLD government website: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/

4 January 2021

NSW


Please note that due to recent COVID-19 cases in NSW, face masks are now mandatory in Greater Sydney, on the Central Coast, and in the Blue Mountains and Wollongong for the following indoor settings:
  • shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities
  • restaurants and cafes, except when you are eating or drinking
  • churches and places of worship
  • libraries
  • indoor recreational facilities and gyms
  • indoor workplaces
  • face masks are mandatory on public transport and when in taxis or ride share vehicles

You should also wear a mask if you:
  • have any symptoms and are seeking medical care
  • are going to get tested
  • are in the same room as another person when you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.


You should carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home. This is in case you require your face mask, for example, if you enter a public indoor space or aren’t able to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.

It is strongly recommended that you wear a face mask outdoors when you are unable to stay more than 1.5 metres from other people, such as transport stops, busy walkways and thoroughfares.

Stay at home directions and travel restrictions are in place for Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Other than the Northern Beaches, there are no travel restrictions around travelling to or from regional or rural NSW, or other areas of NSW.

However, NSW Health currently recommends delaying non-essential travel within NSW, especially between Greater Sydney and regional areas.

For further information, please visit the NSW government website: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

VIC



Please note that as of 5pm on 31 December 2020 you must wear a fitted face mask when you are in public indoor spaces unless you have a lawful reason not to. This includes when visiting places such as:
  • shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities
  • restaurants and cafes, except when you are eating or drinking
  • churches and places of worship
  • libraries
  • indoor recreational facilities and gyms
  • indoor workplaces.
  • face masks are mandatory on public transport and when in taxis or ride share vehicles.


Other important information:

You should also wear a mask if you:
  • have any symptoms and are seeking medical care
  • are going to get tested
  • are in the same room as another person when you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.


You must continue to carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to. This is in case you require your face mask, for example, if you aren’t able to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people or enter a public indoor space.

For further information, please visit the VIC government website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Please stay safe and take care. If you have any queries, please contact your Supervisor. Thank you, Menzies HR


26 October 2020

Dear team member,

Please refer to the below updated SWMS 06 level 3 which is now also available in (Latin) Spanish, Sinhalese and Hindi.

Note for VIC staff: always stay informed by continually reviewing https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-reopening-roadmap-metro-melbourne and other Government official pages as required.

Always wear your face-mask, keep your social distance, frequently wash your hands and if you feel sick, please stay at home and inform your supervisor immediately. Where required, please get tested.

Thank you and kind regards,
Menzies HR


16 September 2020

Dear Valued Employee,

Menzies is consistently reviewing the Victorian Government updates on a daily basis – however, at this stage all we can advise is the Government’s Road Map to COVID-normal which can be found here for Melbourne Metro >>>>> https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-roadmap-metro-melbourne.

As you are aware, Menzies has complied with all Government requirements including issuing you with a working permit. We will continue to update you as we learn more information.

Please speak with your manager or send an email to covid19@menziesgroup.com.au should you have any questions.

Please also note: Menzies has an Employee Assistance Program [EAP] which you can access free and confidentially to discuss any issues, whether work or non-work related, the EAP flyer has been attached below for your reference


10 September 2020

Please refer to Menzies updated COVID Safe-Plan below.


17 August 2020

Dear valued team,

Please ensure that you always log your attendance at the schools. In addition to the Inzenius time keeping system, you will also have to sign in and out using the Menzies Attendance book (hard copy) available at the reception desks at each school.

How to wear your cloth face mask correctly

  • Should fit securely around the face, specifically covering the nose and the mouth areas
  • Secured your face mask by the ties at the back of your head (or ear loops)
  • You can use a plastic clip or tie to join the ends together at the back of your head to make sure it fits snugly on your face
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use hand sanitiser that is made up of over 60% alcohol, before putting on your mask and after taking it off
  • Make sure that your mask does not have holes and is not wet or dirty
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used cloth face masks in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them

And please follow the instructions provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as any information and training provided by Menzies.

General information for Victoria can be accessed here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19; face covering: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19

>>Coronavirus (COVID-19) translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/translated-resources-coronavirus-disease-covid-19<<

All other states' relevant information around COVID-19:


NSW: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
ACT: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/
QLD: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status
NT: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/
WA: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus
SA: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/

Thank you and best regards,
Menzies HR


11 August 2020

In addition to yesterday's information, you can now read the message we have added to our time keeping system after you enter your employee ID:

If any of the following questions are answered with YES, please do not attend site, go home and immediately call your line manager. Select 8 for “Yes” and 9 for “No”:

1) Do you have symptoms of a cold or flu?

2) Is any of your house members, including yourself, awaiting a COVID-19test result?

3) Did you travel overseas or have you been in direct contact with persons who arrived from overseas in the last 14 days?

3) Have you been in direct contact with anyone who has been tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

Select 8 for “Yes” and 9 for “No”.

Thank you.

Please enter your Site Code, followed by the hash key. If you do not use Site Code, just select the hash key.

We hope this will help you further understand our amended time keeping message. Note: this is a mandatory requirement in Victoria, but has been rolled out nationally regardless.

Kind regards,
Menzies HR


10 August 2020

Subject: Amended time keeping message

As of Monday, 10 August 2020, 6.15pm you will be hearing an amended message when clocking in at the beginning of your shift.

After you have entered your employee ID, you will be asked 4 questions relating to COVID which you are required to respond with "yes" or "no". The time keeping system will advise you accordingly.

Afterwards, you continue entering your site code as per usual. Please listen carefully and follow the prompts.

Thank you and kind regards,
Menzies HR


5 August 2020

We would like to re-assure you that Menzies is adhering to all requirements relating to the latest announcements and restrictions respectively.

Please find our COVID Safe Plan attached which is a mandatory requirement for all essential services operating in Metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.

Note: the plan is subject to ongoing changes as the situation evolves.

Furthermore, we are getting the worker permits ready for all staff who will continue attending your sites; it will be provided to you today.

Please continue with the general COVID-19 advice [mandatory]:

  • Practise good hygiene and regularly and thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others.
  • If you live in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire you must wear a face covering when you are out for one of the four reasons, unless an exception applies.
  • If you feel unwell do not go to work.
  • Get tested at a nearby testing location. Return home immediately.
  • If you are worried you will lose pay while you wait for test result or you have tested positive and need to self-isolate you may be eligible for a worker support payment.
  • If your condition worsens contact your GP or a health professional. If you become very unwell and are having trouble breathing contact triple zero, you may need to be admitted to hospital.

Important: social distancing remains in place while on a break and the mask must also be worn at this time.

Please also refresh yourselves on the SWMS 6 attached and do not hesitate to contact your line manager if you have further questions.

Kind regards,

Menzies HR

DocumentMenzies Hand Hygiene Procedure.pdf
DocumentSWMS 06 - Infection Control Level 1
DocumentSWMS 06L2 - Infection Control Level 2
DocumentSWMS 06L3 - Infection Control Level 3
Document COVID Safe Plan Updated
Document Menzies - Employee Assistance Program
Document SWMS_6L3_Infection_Control_-_Level_3_Sinhalese.pdf
Document SWMS_6L3_Infection_Control_-_Level_3_Spanish_Latin_America.pdf
Document SWMS_6L3_Infection_Control_-_Level_3_Hindi.pdf