Precautious Measures Against COVID-19

Updated 17 August 2021

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect both participants and staff, we have implemented a COVID-19 management procedure. This procedure ensures that current government policies and NSW Health COVID-19 rules and advice are adhered to.

As of 11 August 2021:

  • All staff, participants and visitors entering the Genesis site must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
  • If staff can work from home, they will be encouraged to do so.
  • All non-essential participant and monitoring visits will be rescheduled or changed to a remote visit (e.g.: telephone / tele-medicine) where possible.

Before attending the site:

  1. Participants and visitors will be contacted via phone before their appointments to determine if they:
    • have been overseas recently;
    • have been to a known affected area recently; or
    • have had close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 while infectious recently; or
    • have any cold or flu symptoms, including:
      • high fever (>37.5 degrees)
      • cough
      • shortness of breath
      • runny nose
      • tiredness
      • breathing difficulties
    • have been tested for COVID-19 and have been told to isolate;
    • are positive for COVID-19;
    • understand the requirement not to attend the Genesis site if they are positive for any of the above.
  1. If a participant or visitor meets any of the above criteria:
    • an alternate method of visit will be considered (e.g.: telephone or tele-medicine);
    • if not possible, the visit will be rescheduled unless it is medically necessary for the visit to proceed as planned;
    • participants or visitors will be reminded that if they develop any of the symptoms above to call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 or call their GP.

Attending the site:

  1. Upon entering the Genesis site, all staff, participants and visitors must:
    • sign-in using the Service NSW QR code or the log book;
    • have their temperature measured;
    • wear a mask (masks will be provided at reception if required);
    • practice social distancing (maintain a 1.5m physical distance).
  1. Family members or other persons accompanying participants will be asked to wait outside or in the waiting room if sufficient space is available;
    • An exception is made for initial visits, where a single family member or support person may sit in for the study discussion and consent process, but not during study assessments.

This continuous monitoring is the only way to reduce the incidence of infection.

We trust that you understand that we have your best interests at heart and hope you stay well.

Get the latest updates about COVID-19 here.