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COVID Marshals Update from SA Police

COVID Marshals Update from SA Police

If more than 200 people the person must have a dedicated role as Marshal. Less than 200 people any person trained and identified as a Marshal can undertake the role alongside other duties.

An update has been made to public activity restrictions in SA.

The new Direction provides an update to the restrictions currently in place for gatherings across SA and introduces the requirement of a COVID Marshal.

COVID Marshal Requirements
As of the 21 August 2020 a COVID Marshal is a person who must supervise prescribed operations.

A COVID Marshal must:
➡️ Be 18 years of age or more;

➡️Complete the required training and keep records of the training to provide to an authorised officer on request; and

➡️Take reasonable steps to visually identify as a COVID Marshal.

A COVID Marshal is required to:
➡️Promote and take practical steps to ensure infection control practices (e.g. frequent handwashing) are followed by people involved in the operations (patrons, employees and contractors);

➡️ Promote and take practical steps to ensure people participating in the operations are complying with density requirements, physical distancing principle;

➡️ Must ensure that all COVID Safe Plans and COVID Management Plans (where relevant) or specific polices/protocols in relation to the prevention of coronavirus are effectively implemented and monitored;

➡️ Ensure the environment is appropriately established and there is sufficient seating, hand washing facilities and cleaning regimes; and

➡️ Be present supervising prescribed operations at all times (except where the site operates for 24hrs where at all times means times of high patronage).

A COVID Marshal is required for the following operations:
➡️The onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages – café, restaurant, hotel,

     RSL (indoor and outdoor);

➡️Hardware stores;
➡️Distribution centres (including associated transport operations);
➡️Gymnasiums & fitness centres;
➡️Swimming pools used by the public;
➡️Social and sporting clubs;
➡️Any activity where a COVID Management Plan is required; and
➡️Any operation which may be defined by the state coordinator.

If more than 200 people are expected to be present at an operation a COVID Marshal who is supervising must have no other duties. You can have more than one prescribed COVID Marshal.

Where the place is used by different people it is the responsibility of the owner or person with care/control/management of the place to ensure that it is supervised by a COVID Marshal.

It is acknowledged how broad these restrictions are, but they are critical in dealing with the spread of COVID-19.

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am – 5pm 7 days per week or www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

For a copy of the complete updated Direction https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/276777/EMA-Public-Activities-No-7-Direction.pdf

Keep an eye out for the training requirement which will be announced shortly. I recommend that toy complete the training ASAP and that as many staff as possible in your business (in the above identified groups) complete the training. Follow this link for in-real-time updates https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/home/dashboard re. the training and identification of marshals

Business Continuance Guide

The recent bushfires and COVID-19 have presented challenging times for many South Australian businesses.

business.gov.au have put together a guide to continuing your business including planning, support and assistance, financial assessment, protecting your business and more.

Click here to access the guide: https://bit.ly/3fVXR3k

Maintaining your mental health

Here are some helpful tips to help maintain good mental health in your workplace/business.https://www.safework.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/136361/Top-10-tips-to-maintain-your-mental-health.pdf