What information must be provided to employees regarding COVID-19 testing in workplaces?

What information must be provided to employees regarding COVID-19 testing in workplaces?

• The manufacturer and name of the test• The test’s purpose• The type of test• How the test will be performed• Known and potential risks of harm, discomforts, and benefits of the test• What it means to have a positive or negative test result, including: – Test reliability and limitations – Public health guidance to isolate or quarantine at home, if applicable

What information must be included on the COVID-19 test result?

See full answerA test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy). The documentation must include:1. Type of test (indicating it is a NAAT or antigen test)2. Entity issuing the result (e.g. laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service)3. Specimen collection date. A negative test result must show the specimen was collected within the 3 days before the flight. A positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 must show the specimen was collected within the 3 months before the flight.4. Information that identifies the person (full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number)5. Test Result

How does a casual employee become an employee?

1 they are offered a job 2 the offer does not include a firm advance commitment that the work will continue indefinitely with an agreed pattern of work 3 they accept the offer knowing that there is no firm advance commitment and become an employee.

What are the criteria for a healthcare worker test?

You will be referred for testing if you meet one of the following criteria: A Healthcare Worker (HCW) with acute respiratory infection (sudden onset of at least one of the following: cough, fever, shortness of breath)

How to tell if a healthcare worker has covid-19?

A HCW with sudden onset of anosmia (loss of sense of smell), ageusia (loss of sense of taste) or dysgeusia (distortion of sense of taste) with no known medical reason for these symptoms A HCW with any acute respiratory illness who has also been in contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case in the last 14 days prior to symptom onset.

When is the Federal Court decision on casual employees?

On 20 May 2020, the Full Federal Court of Australia handed down a decision about casual employment and leave entitlements. The changes made to the Fair Work Act from 27 March 2021 change the definition of what a casual employee is but do not impact this decision. For more information see WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 .

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