Asia Society Australia | COVID-19 Conditions of Entry
As we reopen our offices, the safety of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance. We have put measures in place to prioritise the health and wellbeing of everyone.
The core principles adopted at Asia Society Australia sites are:
- Creating safe environments – including observing protocols around limiting the number of visitors and staff within our spaces and installing signage to ensure social distancing.
- Vigilance in adhering to the most up-to-date state and federal government instructions and guidelines – our commitment is to stay up to date with all information to ensure safety.
- Facilities to be closely maintained and monitored – including ongoing revision of hygiene protocols, increased cleaning and disinfecting, and providing additional hand sanitiser.
- Information will always be made available to our visitors – to help people stay safe.
The conditions of entry for visitors to our offices have been updated to reflect these core principles and are outlined below. These same conditions of entry will also apply to Asia Society Australia staff.
Conditions of entry
Visitors are not permitted to enter any Asia Society Australia offices if they:
- are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever);
- have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (during the period of time in which the virus is contagious);
- are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19;
- reside with anyone who is awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19;
- have returned from international or interstate (where relevant) travel and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days.
Visitors who are not subject to any of the above conditions for exclusion must be willing and able to agree to the following requirements to:
- leave the site immediately if they become unwell, after notifying a staff member;
- at all times, maintain social distancing measures (as per the NSW Health and VIC DHHS guidelines) with respect to other visitors and staff;
- maintain good personal hand hygiene by washing their hands regularly and thoroughly and/or using hand sanitiser;
- maintain good respiratory hygiene by coughing or sneezing into their elbow or a tissue, and then disposing of tissues immediately;
- provide Asia Society Australia with their name and contact details and consent to Asia Society Australia providing their name and contact details to the NSW Department of Health, VIC DHHS or any other third-party government department, as required to enable contact tracing procedures;
- acknowledge that they may be asked to wait, or be refused entry, to any Asia Society Australia premises in the event that the site has reached its total capacity under social distancing requirements;
- respond accurately to the following questions if asked by staff:
- Do you have any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever)?
- Are you or anyone you live with currently undergoing testing or awaiting results for the COVID-19 virus?
- Have you or anyone you live with tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and have not been medically cleared as non-contagious?
- Have you visited any locations and local government areas that have been classified as a COVID hotspot in the last 14 days?
- acknowledge the right of Asia Society Australia to refuse entry or request their departure from our sites at any time and for any reason;
- at all times, treat staff and other visitors with respect.