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How to talk to your kids about COVID-19?

Protecting your children from the world you see day-in day-out as a police or emergency services worker is always at top of mind, but for once we’re confronted with a problem affecting everybody, and it’s outside of your control. It’s hard to know the right way to talk to kids about coronavirus. Click here for [...]

By |2020-11-05T19:24:25+11:00April 22nd, 2020||Comments Off on How to talk to your kids about COVID-19?

Should I stay at home to protect myself from COVID-19?

No. Only employees who have travelled through specified locations or who may have come into contact with the virus are required to self-isolate. Employees are expected to continue to attend work unless they are on a form of approved leave (e.g. sick, annual, pandemic special leave or other).

By |2020-04-22T15:02:18+10:00March 20th, 2020||Comments Off on Should I stay at home to protect myself from COVID-19?

How can I prevent getting COVID-19?

There is still much that is unknown about this virus. However, the prevention steps recommended during cold and flu season are helpful in reducing the risk for infections: Wash your hands often using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you’ve touched someone who is sick.  If soap and water are [...]

By |2020-04-22T15:34:18+10:00March 20th, 2020||Comments Off on How can I prevent getting COVID-19?

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Most cases are mild with respiratory complaints such as:Fever orCough orTrouble breathing orMuscle aches orFatigue or malaiseMore severe cases of the infection can lead to pneumonia and there have been some deaths. Those with chronic medical conditions appear to be at high risk for serious complications.The following symptoms DECREASE the likelihood you have a COVID-19 [...]

By |2020-04-22T15:49:52+10:00March 20th, 2020||Comments Off on What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

As an operational police officer, how should I deal with people who are displaying signs of illness?

We encourage people to continue to do their job professionally but also be aware of the situation around them.   Where practical, consider social distancing measures. Social distancing is an effective measure, but we recognise that it cannot be practiced in all situations and the aim is to generally reduce the potential for COVID-19 transmission.  [...]

By |2020-04-22T15:50:49+10:00March 20th, 2020||Comments Off on As an operational police officer, how should I deal with people who are displaying signs of illness?

What should I do if I have to arrest someone who is displaying signs of illness?

We would encourage you to speak to your Sergeant or Team Leader to determine if there is another option to clear the matter such as proceeding via summons. If you do have to make the arrest, again, we encourage you to contact your Sergeant or Team Leader and provide them with a briefing, including [...]

By |2020-04-22T15:51:47+10:00March 20th, 2020||Comments Off on What should I do if I have to arrest someone who is displaying signs of illness?

What should I do if someone approaches me while on duty requesting medical assistance and is displaying signs of illness?

Ask them if they require an ambulance.  If you do, notify ACT Policing Operations or AOCC and request an ambulance to your location.  If possible, provide any relevant health issues and observations as part of your briefing.  Ensure to keep the person is calm, inform them that an ambulance will be attending and maintain social [...]

By |2020-03-20T14:45:33+11:00March 20th, 2020||Comments Off on What should I do if someone approaches me while on duty requesting medical assistance and is displaying signs of illness?

What should I do if someone enters the station or office displaying signs of illness?

You should notify your Sergeant, Team Leader or Officer-in-Charge as soon as you identify the person is/has displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Maintain social distancing and operational safety principles while trying to determine the persons' recent medical history.  Please encourage them not to touch any countertops, material or furniture in the front office.  If there [...]

By |2020-04-22T15:53:34+10:00March 20th, 2020||Comments Off on What should I do if someone enters the station or office displaying signs of illness?

What to do if I become ill?

If you experience fever, cough, difficulty breathing, malaise, fatigue or muscle aches, stay at home and contact a health provider or the Public Health Information Line (1800 044 599) or the Coronavirus Health Information Line (1800 020 080) for guidance.  Do not go directly to a healthcare facility prior to calling your GP or [...]

By |2020-03-20T17:51:44+11:00March 20th, 2020||Comments Off on What to do if I become ill?
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