COVID-19 Safety Plan
This page sets out the risk management strategies employed by Etico Nutrition to fulfil our obligations under relevant public health orders and minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
Wellbeing of staff and patients
Any staff who are unwell with respiratory symptoms or fever should not attend work.
Staff are required to be tested for COVID-19 if presenting with symptoms, in line with advice from WA Health.
Any staff required to isolate, in line with advice from WA Health, must not attend work but can continue providing remote services, where appropriate.
Patients are requested to notify the practice if they - or anyone with whom they reside - is experiencing symptoms of sore throat, dry cough, fever, or shortness of breath. Arrangements can be made to conduct the scheduled appointment via Telehealth (or similar) or reschedule to a future date.
Patients presenting with relevant symptoms are encouraged to undergo a COVID-19 test, in line with current advice from WA Health, to help with the early detection of cases.
If a staff member, patient, or other relevant person returns a positive test for COVID-19, all others in contact with that person will be advised, and requested to follow the advice of WA Health for testing and/or isolation.
Where reasonably practical, staff and patients are to maintain 1.5 metres physical distancing at all times.
Where possible, and appropriate, services can be provided remotely (i.e. via Telehealth).
Contactless payment and invoicing will be used at all times.
A record of the name, contact number and appointment time will be kept for all patients for a period of at least 28 days. Contact details will be collected at the time of booking, via the new client intake form.
Appointment locations (i.e. in-person or via Telehealth) will be indicated.
All records will be used only for the purpose/s intended, and will be stored confidentially and securely at all times.
Hygiene and cleaning
All staff are required to sanitise their hands regularly, and in between in-person consultations.
All equipment carried by staff must be cleaned and sanitised regularly, where appropriate.
All staff are required to maintain good personal hygiene practices, to avoid the spread of disease, including coughing or sneezing into a bent elbow or tissue, which is to be disposed of immediately.
Patients are requested to follow the same personal hygiene practices, to avoid the spread of infectious disease.
Instruction, training and supervision
All staff are required to complete Infection Control Training: COVID-19, as delivered by the Department of Health.
Staff are regularly provided with updates regarding the management of COVID-19, and associated safety measures.
The practice will monitor, and respond accordingly to, all advice from WA Health to ensure we fulfil our obligations under public health orders and minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
Authorised by Hollie Waters
Last reviewed: May 2022
Next review: August 2022