Information on Coronavirus COVID-19 for AMSRS members and Company|Client Partners

9th Mar 20

 

 

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 FOR AMSRS MEMBERS AND COMPANY|CLIENT PARTNERS

Date: 09.03.2020

 

The AMSRS is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and looking at implications for our Members, Company and Client Partners and their businesses.

 

AMSRS Events:

At this time, no restrictions are in place to prevent meetings and travel within the Australia, or places where we hold events. All AMSRS events that are currently planned to take place as scheduled. The AMSRS is taking precautions to ensure the health of all event participants and we are consulting the latest guidance from the https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/australian-health-sector-emergency-response-plan-for-novel-coronavirus-covid-19 and public health authorities.

 

With the situation evolving rapidly, we also encourage our members, participants and staff to consult these sources as they prepare for events and lead their companies.

Australian Government Department of Health
World Health Organization advice for the public

World Health Organization planning recommendations for mass gatherings

Johns Hopkins University live tracker

 

 

Information for Members and Company & Client Partner organisations on COVID-19

 

A virus can spread from person to person and may vary greatly. Sustained person-to-person spread in the community has been reported in China and continues to spread internationally.

Symptoms of COVID-19 reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. It is reported that symptoms could appear as long as 14 days after exposure.

The novel coronavirus outbreak represents a significant risk to Australia and therefore the federal government has taken a precautionary approach in line with preparedness and response guidance for a pandemic, working collaboratively with state and territory and whole of government partners to implement strategies to minimise disease transmission through strong border measures and widespread communication activities.

Australia will approach this novel coronavirus outbreak by undertaking activities to:

  1. monitor and investigate outbreaks as they occur;

  2. identify and characterise the nature of the virus and the clinical severity of the disease;

  3. research respiratory disease-specific management strategies;

  4. respond promptly and effectively to minimise the novel coronavirus outbreak impact;

  5. undertake strategies to minimise the risk of further disease transmission; and

  6. contribute to the rapid and confident recovery of individuals, communities and services.

For further information download a full version of the COVID-19 PLAN at https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/australian-health-sector-emergency-response-plan-for-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

 

 



The attached table provides a summary of COVID-19 PLAN and guidance in interpreting this for businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

Elissa Molloy

CEO

Australian Market & Social Research Society

P: +61 2 9566 3100

M: 0417 155 325

E: elissa.molloy@amsrs.com.au

W: www.amsrs.com.au

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