Many of you will be wondering how Ten Days on the Island is responding to the threat of novel coronavirus COVID-19.
In line with current advice from government and health authorities, Ten Days is acting to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, artists and wider communities.
We are closely monitoring information provided by the Australian Department of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and we are using this information and its regular updates to inform the strategies we develop to prioritise the safety of our staff, artists and wider communities.
We will follow the directions and advice of the Chief Medical Officer, Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), Live Performance Australia (LPA) and the State and Federal Governments.
Ten Days on the Island will implement proper precautionary policies and we encourage our colleagues and friends who are unwell to exercise sensible self-quarantining measures.
The Ten Days’ team has been:
- instructed not to come to work if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms, have recently returned from a higher risk country, or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19;
- encouraged to remain at home for the quarantine period of 14 days if they have been exposed to anyone whose risk of having COVID-19 is high; and
- asked to ensure they use safe hand washing, social distancing and other relevant health management procedures.
We will continue to monitor advice from the AHPPC, LPA and governments.