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COVID-19 POLICY              

COVID-19

Vaccination compliance and obligations

 

  • COVID-Safe check-ins and proof of vaccination are required for staff, residents and visitors to The Studio
     

  • Physical distancing and density limit of 1 person per 4 square metres for indoor areas
     

  • Masks for staff, residents and visitors indoors are mandatory
     

  • If you feel unwell you must stay home, get tested and isolate – even if you are vaccinated. 

 

FAQ’s:

 

Is The Studio responsible for ensuring only vaccinated staff, customers and visitors attend my business? 

Businesses are responsible for taking reasonable steps to prevent unvaccinated people entering their premises. These include, having prominent signs stating requirements, Service NSW QR codes, staff checking vaccination status upon entry and only accepting valid forms of evidence of vaccination, or medical exemption.

 

What proof of vaccination can The Studio accept from staff and customers?

Only the following three forms of evidence of vaccination (or medical exemption) can be accepted:

• A COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Medicare App, Service NSW App or equivalent smartphone wallet

• Printed version of the COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement

• Successful completion of a Service NSW QR check-in that includes vaccination confirmation.

 

Penalties may also apply for anyone making or presenting a fake form of proof of vaccination.

 

How will compliance be monitored and are there penalties for non-compliance?

Authorised officers (NSW Government) will monitor businesses re-opening. 

Penalties may apply for individuals and businesses who don’t comply.

• Individuals: On the spot fines of $1,000 may apply for not complying, or for using fraudulent evidence of vaccination or check-in.

• Businesses: On the spot fines of $5,000 may apply for not complying with the Public Health Order vaccination requirements.

 

Further penalties including closure of businesses, and higher fines for individuals and businesses may apply for significant breaches.

 

The Studio – COVID-19 POLICY

 

With the recent Government advice around the COVID-19 virus and measures that have been taken to combat the spread of this, The Studio has put in place the following policies and procedures.

The key principles behind these policies and procedures are categorised as follows: 

  • To keep our residents, employees, volunteers and visitors compliant, safe and healthy whilst in the workplace; 

  • Ensure we have measures in place to limit the spread of the virus within our business and physical location;

  • Follow the NSW Government protocols;

  •  Outline the actions The Studio has in place should there be a suspected or confirmed outbreak within the workplace or the Sydney Startup Hub.

 

ON ENTRY TO THE STUDIO 

  • All persons are required to sign in virtually at reception, using the Service NSW QR code check-in. 

  • If you feel unwell you must stay home, get tested and isolate – even if you are vaccinated. 

 

PROCESS IF SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED OUTBREAK  

Should a person with Covid-19 be identified as having been in The Studio or there is a suspected or confirmed outbreak, The Studio will notify the relevant authorities (SSH, NSW Health Public Health Unit), notify all residents and people in TS, evacuate and close the facility. Following instruction from the authorities, TS will notify residents when it will reopen.

 

HAND SANITISATION & SURFACE SPRAYS

We will ensure we have ample hand sanitiser and surface disinfectant sprays available to use while at The Studio.

 

SIGNAGE & DOORS

We will have plenty of signage and floor decals to ensure all maintain 1.5 metres distance from others. 

  

RESPONSIBILITY OF INDIVIDUALS

It is the responsibility of all at The Studio to protect others from the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by: 

– practicing physical distancing;

– practicing good hygiene, including coughing and sneezing etiquette and hand hygiene;

– wiping down surfaces after use, such as in meeting rooms, studios, the kitchen and any other common areas.

 

It is mandatory to stay away from The Studio if you are unwell.

In the event of a person having COVID-19 please notify The Studio’s Community Manager or CEO. We will treat information confidentially and will work with authorities to undergo contact tracing. 

 

EMPLOYEE TRAINING

We are committed to providing a safe environment for all employees with constant training, information updates and communication around the current COVID-19 situation. The Studio adheres to Safe Work protocols.

 

 

EVENTS

Events at The Studio are currently on hold until further notice. 

 

 

Disclaimer: This document reflects our best knowledge at the time of writing and will be continually updated to incorporate new learnings and changes to regulations.

 

 

 

The Studio, Covid-19 Policy, 6 October 2021