The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
There are other symptoms that are less common. If you want more information, please refer to the World Health Organisation.
It can be difficult to distinguish between the symptoms of COVID-19 and the common cold. If you show even the slightest symptoms, get tested straight away. If you’re unsure, refer to the Symptom Checker.
To help protect yourself, your family, workmates and your community, use COVIDSafe habits every day. You can practice COVIDSafe habits by:
Health directions and restrictions are put in place by the State Government to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading throughout the community. These restrictions change to manage and contain outbreaks.
In Victoria, current restrictions for the building, construction and development industry can be found here under construction FAQs. Should you require more information about how to manage your site and access the latest version of the restrictions, please look here.
To ensure you are following the correct government advice in Victoria, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/how-we-live.
Healthdirect also has their COVID-19 Restrictions Checker, which allows you to check what restrictions apply to different activities depending on your local area. To make a query, you can also call Healthdirect’s 24-hour health-advice line on 1800 022 222.
Developing a COVIDSafe Plan is crucial to support building, construction and development industry workers operate safely, reducing the risk and impact of COVID-19 on the worksite. All building, construction and development industry businesses are required to have a COVIDSafe plan for onsite operations. If you want to learn how to control risks on the worksite and keep your employees safe, visit www.worksafe.vic.gov.au.
Current restrictions in place for your business are:
Getting vaccinated is the most important tool to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and keep the building, construction and developer sector open. Every Victorian has access to safe and free vaccinations.
If you have any questions, talk to your doctor.