EVENT GUIDELINES – COVID-19 – CORONAVIRUS | QUEENSLAND
Last Updated – 14 January 2021
The Focus Network Team looks forward to welcoming you at the 9th annual OHS Leaders Summit to be held at the Sofitel Brisbane Central over 10-11 March 2021.As Coronavirus continues to be front of mind across the world, we wish to assure our delegates that their health and safety is paramount and as such, we have implemented additional measures around hygiene and safe food practices to reduce risk.
The OHS Leaders Summit will proceed as planned following the Queensland government COVID Safe Event Check List and Event Plan. Both plan and check list will be available on site upon request.
As of 12 January 2021, wearing a face mask will be mandatory in particular settings anywhere in Queensland unless exempt to do so. More information available here.
To help promote the safety of all attendees, the following measures in regards to hygiene and safe food practices will be adopted:
- Implementation of sanitizing stations at high-touch points; event entrances, catering areas, stages, restrooms etc.
- Additional cleaning services to ensure high-contact areas are being sanitized on a regular basis
- Cleaning of handrails, ledges, and other high-touch points.
- Cleaning of registration desk/areas and any equipment used such as keyboards & touch screens (where applicable).
- Replenishment of restroom consumables (soap/paper towels).
- Cleaning of catering area tables and seating.
- Cleaning of feature areas including the sanitization of microphones, lecterns and handheld microphones.
- Installation of prominent health and hygiene signage requesting that all attendees clean their hands as they enter the event.
- Promotion of public health and hygiene messaging shared with all attendees in pre-event communications. Messaging will state that if patrons are feeling unwell, they should refrain from attending the event and to seek medical advice.
- Onsite First Aider and medical support as well as a dedicated isolation room if/when needed
- Track and trace forms to be completed upon entry.
As further instructions become available, we will continue to update our plan.
Coronavirus or COVID-19 spreads just like the flu. This is why hygiene is so crucial to help prevent the spread of the virus. We urge everyone to remain vigilant and to help protect the community by following the recommendations of the World Health Organisation:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
- Avoid physical greetings and contact (handshaking and kissing) and maintain distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. If you have a fever, cough and or difficulty breathing, please seek medical care.
- Avoid the consumption of raw or undercooked animal products.
We ask that you please be mindful of everyone in attendance and comply with requests and instructions where given by staff and signage at the event.
Please monitor yourself for any early signs; a sudden high temperature, feeling very ill, coughing and aches and pains all indicate a possible infection. Please seek immediate medical advice in case you observe any of these symptoms.
If you do not feel well, please do not travel and do not attend the event. In the following scenarios, we ask that you please refrain from attending an event and recommend you seek medical assistance:
- if you have just returned from overseas, please ensure you follow the government’s advice regarding quarantine rules.
- been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus in the last 14 days (please isolate yourself for 14 days after the date of last contact with the confirmed case).
In case you get sick during the event, contact a member of the event team who will arrange medical assistance.
Facemasks are encouraged; however, you do not need to wear a mask to this event if you are healthy. While the use of masks can help to prevent transmission of disease from infected patients to others, masks are not currently recommended for use by healthy members of the public for the prevention of infections like coronavirus.
Please find below further relevant resources and links:
- The Australian Government Department of Health are actively monitoring the COVID-19 and providing daily updates via their website: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
- Basic protective measures against the virus: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
- The Australian Government Department of Health’s isolation guide: https://health.govcms.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-isolation-guidance
Alternatively, please call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
We will keep you informed on any further developments as the event approaches. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.
We look forward to welcoming you to the OHS Leaders Summit as planned.
The Focus Network Team
For any questions or concerns please contact:
+61 410 899 951
- Download Sofitel Brisbane Central Hotel ALLSAFE guidelines here
- Closest Hospital to Sofitel Central:
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Cnr Butterfield St and Bowen Bridge Rd
HERSTON QLD 4029
Phone: (07) 3646 8111
- Closest Testing Centre (Referral needed) to Sofitel Central
24 Hurworth Street
Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Opening hrs: 11:00 – 17:00 (7 days)
Booking needed: No
GP referral needed: Yes
- Download these event guidelines in PDF format here.