Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Industry Resources

The novel coronavirus  (COVID-19) is a new respiratory virus. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath and may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. A vaccine is not available.

Caravan Industry Association of Australia continues to engage with the Federal government to ensure industry is represented at a national level. We are monitoring this situation closely and will continue to provide updated resources and information as required.

The Department of Health recommends that to prevent the spread of viruses, practice good hygiene and social distancing.

Good hygiene includes:

  • covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
  • disposing of tissues properly
  • washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
  • using alcohol-based hand sanitisers
  • cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
  • if you are sick, avoiding contact with others and staying more than 1.5 metres away from people
  • cleaning and sanitising frequently used objects such as mobiles, keys and wallets

One way to slow the spread of viruses is social distancing. There are practical things you can do, to protect those more susceptible to the virus.

Social distancing in the workplace

To reduce the spread of germs in the workplace:

  • Stay at home if you are sick
  • Consider if large gatherings can be rescheduled, staggered or cancelled
  • Stop handshaking and other physical greetings
  • Hold meetings via video conferencing or phone call
  • Reconsider non-essential business travel
  • Defer large face-to-face meetings
  • Hold essential meetings outside in the open air if possible
  • Promote good hand and cough/sneeze hygiene and provide hand sanitisers for all staff and workers
  • Take lunch outside rather than in the lunch room
  • Clean and disinfect shared high-touch surfaces regularly
  • Consider opening windows and adjusting air conditioning for more fresh air
  • Limit food handling and shared food in the workplace
  • Promote strictest hygiene among food preparation (canteen) staff and their close contacts

The current uncertainty and rapidly evolving situation is difficult for businesses, families and individuals alike. If you need support, see the following information:

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The staff at Caravan Industry Association of Australia have used their best endeavours to ensure that all the information provided above is correct at the time of publication and that the information has been obtained from reliable sources. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions, or any outcomes as a result of a use of this information. The information is provided for general guidance on industry issues only and should not be used as a substitute for legal or other professional advice.