UPDATE Sat 21 Mar 2020
The Corrugated Iron team has made the decision to cease the Workshop Program effective immediately.
We were hopeful about seeing out the term and filming performances but with the ever-changing directives about square meterage and physical distancing, and the nature of our work, it is just too hard.
We will be in touch over the next week or so about term two.
We are currently working on some ideas for online workshops and creative challenges.
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With so much information floating around about COVID-19 and its impact already on some of our remote work, we want to touch base about Corrugated Iron’s approach to health and safety with respect to COVID-19.
We will keep you informed as anything changes with regard to our programs.
being vigilant whilst remaining calm and not alarmed,
watching the advice from the Australian Government, and the Northern Territory Government,
talking to our project partners in urban, regional and remote centres to understand their stance, and
remaining responsive and flexible in this slightly unpredictable time.
Health and safety are paramount at Corrugated Iron, and we are taking some precautions. We remain busy and active delivering arts programs with some shifts.
Corrugated Iron is adopting a hand washing practice for the start and end of workshops, and increasing the frequency and scope of cleaning equipment.
Some of our regional and remote work has been postponed in line with community council and other stakeholders’ protocols to minimise traffic into these sites. We continue to discuss the parameters around this and make considered decisions in response.
We are monitoring staff in terms of potential exposure and will ensure, should this be an issue, that they are not attending work.
The NT government has circulated these practices:
The most important thing for everyone to remember is that good hygiene is the best way to avoid infection of any kind – use a tissue or your elbow to block a cough or a sneeze, keep your hands clean and avoid touching your face.
If you are unwell, contact your General Practitioner who will assess if you need to be tested for COVID-19 infection and arrange for to you to be tested – call ahead first as there may be protocols in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
As is normal, if you are part of our workshop program and are too sick to go to school, best not to come to class either.
Where to get accurate and up-to-date information, including travel information:
You can also contact the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.