Should I go back to work?

The decision to return to work will depend on your individual circumstances and the level of risk posed to you, so it is best to discuss this with your treatment team.


If you do decide to return to work, it is important to take practical steps in reducing your risk of exposure, including:

  • Maintaining a 1.5 metre physical distance and avoiding handshakes.
  • Avoiding public transport if possible, in particular during peak hour.
  • Practicing good hygiene – regular handwashing, use of hand sanitisers, avoid touching eyes, nose and the mouth.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces at least daily.
  • Avoiding people who are sick or do have symptoms
  • Avoid shared dining spaces and shared equipment. Ideally pack a lunch to take and wipe your eating surface before and after eating.

It is a good idea to also download the COVIDSafe app, as it will help you to know if you may have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 so that you will be able to take additional precautions and pursue any necessary follow up, as soon as possible. For more information and to download the app visit the COVIDSafe web page.

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