COVID 19 POLICY & SAFETY PLAN
TO THE PUBLIC:
In light of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the safety of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance. In order to ensure the health and safety of all, Irukandji has adopted COVID Safe Core principles:
Creating a safe environment and observing protocols around limiting numbers of visitors and staff within our facility. Signs will be on display to remind visitors about Covid-19 rules, guidelines and hygiene practices.
Facilities are to be closely monitored and maintained. There will be a continuous revision of hygiene protocols, increased cleaning and disinfecting, and providing hand sanitiser at all entry and exit points on location.
Adherence to the most up to date government instructions and guidelines.
Keeping our visitors and staff informed.
Irukandji Conditions of Entry
Visitors are not permitted to enter Irukandji Property if they:
- are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever);
- are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19;
Visitors who are 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 guidelines) with respect to other visitors and staff;
- Maintain good personal hand hygiene by washing their hands regularly and thoroughly and/or using hand sanitizer;
- Maintain good respiratory hygiene by coughing or sneezing into their elbow or a tissue and then disposing of tissue immediately;
- Respond accurately to the following questions if asked by staff:
-Are you currently undergoing or awaiting results for the COVID-19?
-Have you tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and have not been medically cleared as non-contagious?
-Do you have any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever)?
- Acknowledge the right of Irukandji to refuse entry or request their departure from our site at any time and for any reason;
- At all times, treat staff and other visitors with respect
IRUKANDJI COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN
Irukandji has put up posters around the aquarium to notify customers and staff on keeping at least 1.5 metres distance between everyone, including in and around the pools.
We have provided social distancing markers on the floor in areas where customers line up or where workers perform tasks. We have put up signs to request customers only touch objects they are going to buy.
Irukandji has provided extra outdoor seating areas to allow customers to practice social distancing.
Handwashing and hygiene:
Irukandji provides hand sanitiser stations at entry and exit points and around the workplace.
Bathrooms are well stocked with hand wash, paper towel, and extra spray sanitiser for toilet seats and handles.
Staff have been trained to use other ways to limit the spread of germs, including by not touching their face, sneezing into their elbow, and staying home if feeling sick.
Irukandji ensures that all tables frequented by workers or customers are cleaned with detergent or disinfectant after every use.
Customers will be provided with sanitation bins to retrieve/return feeding utensils provided for animals.
Staff will wear gloves when cleaning and wash their hands thoroughly with soap or use an alcohol‐based hand sanitiser before and after wearing gloves.
Reception staff will clean frequently touched areas and surfaces several times a day with a detergent or disinfectant solution. This includes Eftpos equipment, front desk, gate closures, tables, counter tops, door knobs, sinks and keyboards.
Staff will clean personal property that comes to work, such as sunglasses, mobile phones and iPads with disinfectant.
Communal equipment for public use:
Wetsuits, snorkels, and masks are immersed in a sterilising solution after each use and dried in the sun.
Towels are washed with antibacterial laundry detergent after every use.
Staff have been instructed to inform managers if they are displaying symptoms of COVID‐19, have been in close contact with a person who has COVID‐19 or have been tested for COVID‐19.
Irukandji Staff Members will champion safe practices in the workplace and teach their colleagues the proper procedures listed above.
Irukandji personnel has been instructed not to come into work and receive a COVID-19 test when experiencing any cold/flu symptoms and will not return until test results have come back negative. Staff members keep each other informed of symptoms and test results, so everyone knows when further action must be taken
Irukandji has a considerable stock of disinfectant and cleaning products for the entire aquarium to keep sanitising stations refilled. ]
Further information about Covid-19 symptoms and advice can be found here at NSW Health >