Fitness Australia reminds the industry what precautions employers should take in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
WORKPLACE EMPLOYER HR ADVICE
The outbreak of the Coronavirus is having an impact globally with thousands of confirmed cases of the virus reported worldwide. It is appropriate and reasonable for employers to take prudent action.
We spoke to our HR Advisory Experts about what precautions employers should take (14th February): Read it now
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ESSENTIAL HYGIENE MEASURES
With people around the world changing their daily habits as the Coronavirus spreads, fitness centres and gyms are having to deal with member fears that their facilities may be places where they can contract Coronavirus. It is important facilities are reassuring members over the measures they take to ensure optimum levels of hygiene and are proactively advising of their cleaning regimes. Read more about essential hygiene measures.
AUSTRALIAN HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION RECOMMENDATIONS
As there is currently no vaccine for Covid-19 we encourage, where possible, reinforcing the World Health Organisation (WHO) general recommendations to prevent the potential spread of infection. Fitness facilities are encouraged to reiterate the wiping down of equipment and surfaces more regularly with alcohol-based wipes or solution, and encourage employees to stay home when sick.