Visitor guidelines during COVID-19

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As at Monday, 16 March 2020

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) was declared by the World Health Organisation as a public health emergency on 30 January 2020 and as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

As a result, the Australian Government has implemented strict quarantine requirements that mean everyone entering Australia, from any overseas location, must self-isolate for a period of 14 days. 

Reflecting the seriousness of this advice and to ensure the safety of our people, clients and visitors, we have adopted the following visitor policy for all of our Australian offices.

Clients and visitors should refrain from visiting our offices, if:

  • they have returned from overseas and arrived back in Australia on or after 16 March 2020 and have not yet completed the required 14 day self-isolation period;
  • they have been in any country in the last 30 days that has been substantially impacted by the Coronavirus:
    • Mainland China;
    • Italy;
    • Japan;
    • South Korea;
    • Iran;
    • Mongolia; or
    • Hong Kong.
  • they have any reason to believe that they might have been exposed to the Novel Coronavirus in the past 30 days; or
  • they are exhibiting any symptoms of infection, e.g. fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath and other breathing difficulties.

Our staff members are working under the same guidelines.

Important Disclaimer: The material contained in this article is comment of a general nature only and is not and nor is it intended to be advice on any specific professional matter. In that the effectiveness or accuracy of any professional advice depends upon the particular circumstances of each case, neither the firm nor any individual author accepts any responsibility whatsoever for any acts or omissions resulting from reliance upon the content of any articles. Before acting on the basis of any material contained in this publication, we recommend that you consult your professional adviser. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation (Australia-wide except in Tasmania).