Staff are reminded to follow the 6 step reporting process for positive or suspected COVID-19 cases at UOW.

Step 1: Isolate

Ensure the infected (or suspected infected) person is isolated from others as a precaution. Arrange COVID-19 testing at a nearby NSW Health testing facility. Follow the directions of NSW Health.

Step 2: Identify

Identify where the infected person has been and who they have come into contact with at UOW in the past 48 hours since being symptomatic.

Step 3: Inform

Contact the Work Health and Safety Manager (WSHM) at cmt-mailbox@uow.edu.au or 0417 266 779. Provide any contact or location details. WSHM will contact Student Accommodation and Services Division (SASD) if it involves a student. SASD will enact UOW’s Critical Incident Procedure. WHSM will liaise with NSW Health and update on required actions.

Step 4: Clean

Arrange cleaning and disinfecting of infected areas through the Facilities Management Division – phone extension 3217  or email: fm-service-centre@uow.edu.au. These areas will be locked until given clearance to re-enter.

Step 5: Review

Review COVID Safe plans and risk controls with WHS Unit to ensure occupants are able to return to their activities safely.

Step 6: Communicate

Communicate to occupants and other stakeholders of the actions taken and provide reassurance that all required cleaning and disinfecting has been completed.