PM-Partners employees are required to report all cold & flu like symptoms to the People & Culture team via email peopleandculture@pm-partners.com.au and notify your line manager.

1. What precautions should I take to protect from contracting COVID-19?

2. What symptoms should I watch out for?

3. What if I suspect I have symptoms of COVID-19?

4. What if I am diagnosed with COVID-19?

5. What if a Family Member or Household Member is diagnosed with COVID-19?

6. What if a member of staff is diagnosed with COVID-19?

7. What is the latest advice for Australians considering travel overseas?

8. What if I have recently travelled to an area with known cases of COVID-19?

9. What should I do if I have recently been in China, Iran, Italy or the Republic of Korea?

10. Where can I get more information about the Coronavirus?


1. What precautions should I take to protect from contracting COVID-19?

Everyone should practice good hygiene and other measures to protect against infections. These measures include:

  • Washing your hands
  • Covering your mouth while coughing or sneezing
  • Avoiding contact with wild or farm animals


2. What symptoms should I watch out for?

The virus can cause a range of symptoms, ranging from mild illness to pneumonia. People may experience:

  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and headaches
  • Difficulty breathing in some cases

If you become unwell and suspect you may have symptoms of novel Coronavirus, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.


3. What if I suspect I have symptoms of COVID-19?

It is important that you please stay away from work even if you have only mild cold and flu-like symptoms or have had to take simple medications (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen).

If you have symptoms and suspect you may have COVID-19 – you can visit you nearest emergency hospital for testing or call your local GP as many pathologists are now able to test for COVID-19.

Please make sure your Line Manager or Service Delivery Manager is kept informed and updated on the status of your health via text message, phone call or email.


4. What if I am diagnosed with COVID-19?

Please make sure your Line Manager or Service Delivery Manager is kept informed and updated on the status of your health via text message, phone call or email.

Please ensure you follow all medical advice provided from health professionals to help you recover from your infection as soon as possible.

Once you are cleared from the infection (i.e. been given the all-clear from a medical professional) – you will then need to self-isolate and work-from-home for a period of 14 days.


5. What if a Family Member or Household Member is diagnosed with COVID-19?

Please make sure your Line Manager or Service Delivery Manager are kept informed via text message, phone call or email.

You will be required to self-isolate and work-from-home for 14 days, during which time you should monitor yourself for symptoms and take your temperature twice a day.

If you are required to care for an infected family member / dependent, please let your line manager and the People and Culture team know, and record the time taken as Personal /Carer’s leave.

If you develop even a mild cough or low grade fever (i.e. a temperature of 37.3 C or more) you should stay at home and self-isolate. At which point it is recommended that you telephone a healthcare provider or the local public health department, giving them details of your symptoms, and they may advise that you go to your nearest health provider / hospital to be tested.


6. What if a member of staff is diagnosed with COVID-19?

PM-Partners group will ensure employees and contractors are kept immediately informed of all actions taken by the business. This may involve all employees working-from-home, until a date to be communicated.

PM-Partners will undergo a comprehensive health certified cleaning of all PM-Partners premises.

You should monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days and take your temperature twice a day.

We will ask you to submit a list of anyone you have had contact with in the past 14 days to your Line Manager or Service Delivery Manager (including family members, friends, and clients).

Please notify anyone in your personal life that your work has had a suspected case of COVID-19 – and anyone you have had contact with then may wish to self-isolate and monitor themselves for symptoms.

If you have symptoms follow the above advice on calling your closest healthcare professionals who will advise you on next steps.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 yourself, notify your Line Manager or Service Delivery Manager, and follow all medical advice to recover as soon as possible.


7. What is the latest advice for Australians considering travel overseas?

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) continues to adjust its travel advice as new information becomes available.

As stipulated on the Australian Government’s Smartraveler website, the World Health Organization (WHO) now advise all Australians to reconsider the need for overseas travel at this time regardless of their destination, age or health.

The Australian Government has now imposed that anyone travelling or returning to Australia from any overseas destination, who arrives after 12am on 16 March 2020, will be required to self-isolate (Coronavirus COVID-19 isolation guidance) for 14 days. This applies to all travelers, including Australian citizens. For details see the Australian Border Force website.


8. What if I have recently travelled to an area with known cases of COVID-19?

Please make sure your Line Manager or Service Delivery Manager is kept informed via text message, phone call or email.

If you have returned from an area where COVID-19 is spreading you should monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days and take your temperature twice a day.

You will be required to self-isolate and work-from-home for 14 days, or longer as prescribed.

If you develop even a mild cough or low grade fever (i.e. a temperature of 37.3 C or more) you should continue to stay at home and self-isolate. This means avoiding close contact (one meter or nearer) with other people, including family members. You should also telephone your healthcare provider or the local public health department, giving them details of your recent travel and symptoms.


9. What should I do if I have recently been in China, Iran, Italy or the Republic of Korea?

Foreign nationals (excluding permanent residents) who have been in mainland China, Iran, Italy or the Republic of Korea, are not allowed to enter Australia until 14 days after they have left or transited through these countries.

Australian citizens, permanent residents, and their immediate family (including spouses, dependents and legal guardians) will still be able to enter Australia but will be required to self-isolate for 14 days after the date they have left any overseas destination.

These measures are being reviewed every 7 days based on the best available public health advice.

For the most up-to-date information visit the Australian Department of Health’s website.


10. Where can I get more information about the Coronavirus?

For the latest health and travel advice issued by the World Health Organization visit here.

For the latest information about the Coronavirus in Australia visit the Australian Government’s Department of Health.

The Australian Government’s Smartraveler website also provides advice to Australians considering overseas travel or who have returned from travel feeling unwell.

If you have questions about the Coronavirus you can contact your state or territory public health agency or the national virus hotline:

  • Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080
  • Australian Capital Territory: 02 5124 9213
  • New South Wales: 1300 066 055
  • Northern Territory: 08 8922 8044
  • Queensland: 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
  • South Australia: 1300 232 272
  • Tasmania: 1800 671
  • Victoria: 1300 651 160