INFORMATION FOR AIRAH MEMBERS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

AIRAH is concerned about the growing impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact across Australia. Our primary concern is the impact of the coronavirus on the Institute’s members, staff, and those who are attending meetings and events. 

The well-being and safety of members and staff is of utmost importance to AIRAH, as is continuing to operate effectively for our members should the present situation escalate into a pandemic.

Many thanks for your understanding and assistance in working with the AIRAH team as we continue to monitor the situation.

For members and staff

  • To minimise the risk of spread of illness, please ensure you take additional hygiene measures during your normal workday including:
  • Wash your hands frequently – hand sanitisers will be placed at various locations around the venues at all events
  • Practise respiratory hygiene
  • A guide to “Ten ways to reduce your risk to coronavirus” has been developed and can be downloaded from here to share with others.
A full credit of any events, for use at future events, will be provided to anyone unable to attend as a result of ramifications in accordance with the coronavirus (COVID-19) isolation guidance page.

Corona virus


To support AIRAH’s staff

A travel register (work and personal travel) of all international and domestic travel being undertaken by staff has been established to help ensure any recommended quarantine periods are applied before returning to work.

Any work-related international and domestic travel will require prior approvals before booking travel to ensure it complies with travel information provided by the federal government.

Resources

AIRAH has curated a selection of key resources to assist you to navigate the evolving situation.

World Health Organization and government resources
World Health Organization – Information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on  December 31, 2019. 

Australian Government – Department of Health – Resource page includes the basic facts you should know about the virus, situation updates, travel restrictions, and resources and fact sheets for travellers and businesses.

State and territory health department information
Workplace and business continuity resources
Australian Government – Department of HealthInformation for employers

World Health OrganizationKey planning recommendations for mass gathering in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak

AIRAH’s Design Application manualsIncluding DA 15 Air Filters and Cleaning Devices and DA26 Indoor Air Quality

ASHRAE’s guide to address concerns about the coronavirus 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Safework Australia – Coronavirus (COVID-19)Advice for PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking)

McKinsey & CompanyCOVID-19 Implications for Business

Harvard Business ReviewArticle – Lead your Business through the Coronavirus Crisis.