All recommissioning at the NWRH has formally occurred and operational areas have re-opened, while some staff continue to work from home or on a rotational basis as control measures are still in place.
At the MCH we’re told a staged re-opening of key services will begin, including decanting and deep cleaning of key areas and a range of other measures including dedicated staff to deliver infection control training and continued COVID training packages for workers including PPE online training and face-to-face assessment - if anyone is required to stay away from work during this process, they will continue to be paid as normal.
We know decommissioning raised a lot of issues and recommissioning will have its own difficulties, and we've already heard of some problems associated with staff who previously worked in hot and cold zones being told to choose, or households that have hot and cold zone workers under one roof facing complications - if this sounds familiar to any members, please let us know.
If you have concerns about any advice you get in your workplace, particularly if it contradicts advice from public health officials or us, you can discuss that with our team at HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank our fantastic NWRH and MCH members for all the vital work they do helping their fellow Tasmanians!