Ensuring your safety during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Caring for the safety and well-being of our visitors has always been our utmost priority, even more so during times like these. We are taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe and happy while you continue to enjoy the CherryHill experience at our orchards.
CherryHill is actively consulting with employees and undertaking risk assessments to identify the potential risks that COVID-19 coronavirus presents to our business.
Senior management will continually monitor the Department of Health website and seek guidance from federal, state and local health agencies, and consider how to incorporate those recommendations and resources into our COVID-19 Risk Management Plan.
The safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and visitors is our top priority and we are working to avoid disruptions caused by COVID-19 coronavirus, while at the same time acting responsibly to do what we can to prevent further spread of the virus.
We will continue to closely monitor and assess the evolving situation and will be diligent about communicating on important issues.
What is CherryHill doing?
1. Providing information to employees
- The current status of the virus in Australia.
- Potential impacts on the workplace and changes to policies / procedures; and
- advice on good hygiene practices for work.
2. Workplace Hygiene Measures
CherryHill is taking various measures to the control the health risks to our workforce, including:
- Providing adequate facilities to enable good hygiene practices (e.g. soap, hand sanitiser, signage, and reminders)
- Limiting non-essential work travel.
- Developing infection control policies and procedures; and
- directing employees to comply with quarantine measures, particularly following travel to or from high risk locations.
- Increased cleaning and sanitisation at all locations; and
- providing infection control training to all full-time employees.
3. Managing and controlling the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace
CherryHill is identifying and controlling risks to employees, and other persons connected to the workplace, arising from exposure to COVID-19 by:
- Closely monitoring official advice, such as updates from the Department of Health and the WHO.
- Reviewing policies and measures for infection control, including educating employees on best practice.
- Ensuring employees are aware of the isolation/quarantine periods in accordance with advice from the Department of Health.
- Providing clear advice to employees about actions they should take if they become unwell or think they may have the symptoms of coronavirus.
- Monitoring the latest travel advice on the smartraveller.gov.au website for anyone planning to travel for work.
- Considering whether work activities put other people at risk.
- Contingency planning to manage staff absences and plans to manage increased workloads.
- Providing employees with information and links to relevant services should they require support.
4. Visitors to CherryHill
Taking extra precautions in allowing visitors to enter the workplace is important for CherryHill in limiting exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.
CherryHill requires all visitors to provide information in advance as to whether they have flu-like symptoms, have been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19, or travelled to a high-risk area.
If a visitor answers affirmatively to any of these questions, CherryHill will request the visitor not come to the workplace until they have been asymptomatic for 14 days or can provide a clearance letter from a physician.
CherryHill requires all visitors to provide their contact information in the event that COVID-19 develops in the workplace and the visitor may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
Contactless temperature screening is also in place and surgical masks are compulsory for all visitors until further notice.
5. Visitors to CherryHill on-site events
Customers wishing to attend events must pre-purchase tickets online, there will be no tickets or admission available at the gate. Customers will be required to complete a COVID-19 customer health declaration before tickets are issued and must provide their contact information, so in the event that COVID-19 develops in the workplace and the visitor may have been exposed to the virus we are able to trace them. Contactless temperate screening will also be in place and all visitors over the age of 12 must wear a face mask.
We have limited the amount of tickets available and customers must pre-book the time and date of their visit. Fifteen-minute admission time slots have been implemented to alleviate queuing and congestion, ensuring that physical distancing can be achieved.
COVID-19 safety information signage and distance markers are in place throughout all customer and employee touch points, as well as the implementation of extra hand sanitiser stations for employees, visitors, and contractors to use.
Additional responsible staff members have been recruited to work on the floor ensuring everyone is keeping the required 1.5mtr distance from each other as well as dedicated cleaning attendants, responsible for ensuring the routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces and general cleanliness is maintained to the highest standard.
Event staff are trained on infection control measures and provided with PPE for their protection.
6. Refunds for on-site events
If an on-site event is cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, you will be entitled to a refund for any services not yet provided. We will get in touch with you directly with more information.
For future events that are still scheduled, then you are all set and your entry tickets remain valid.
If you require any further clarification on our latest health and safety measures please do not hesitate to contact us.