Coronavirus Information

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to dominate the news, with major implications for public health. It is causing much disruption across the globe. We are monitoring developments closely and are following the advice and recommendations of the Australian Government and World Health Organisation.

Coronavirus is highly contagious, but there are practical steps that can be taken to minimise the risk of exposure on Maybo training courses.

We are focused on two things: the health and welfare of all people participating in Maybo training; and our ability to continue to support our clients and colleagues in all scenarios. We would like to reassure you that we are taking sensible precautions to minimise the potential impacts.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Participation in Maybo training courses

Participation is entirely voluntary and every individual (trainer or learner) should only participate in training if they are comfortable doing so. Every trainer and learner has the right to withdraw from training before or during any Maybo course.

With effect from 25th March 2020 and until further notice:

  • Individuals who have any symptoms or who have knowingly had contact with anyone with symptoms in the past seven days are not permitted to attend training delivered by Maybo.
  • Maybo trainers have both the right and the responsibility to refuse an individual displaying symptoms entry or to suspend a course at any time if they believe doing so would be in the best interests of the group. 

Reducing risk during Maybo training

The only way to remove the risk of COVID-19 passing from one person to another on a Maybo training course is for the course to not go ahead. However, at this time, many organisations have classified Maybo training as 'essential' or 'critical' and require scheduled courses to continue to run. In such cases, the following measures should be taken to minimise exposure to course participants and those they come into contact with:

  • Participants should be notified in advance that they should not attend if they are displaying flu-like symptoms or have knowingly come into contact with someone who is displaying symptoms in the preceding seven days. 
  • On the day of the course, prior to entering the venue or room, participants should be asked if they have any symptoms or have had contact with anyone with symptoms. Only those who answer “no” to both questions should be permitted to enter the training environment.
  • If an individual displays flu-like symptoms during training, the trainer should immediately notify the course organiser and await instruction. 
  • Training venues must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before and after each training event.
  • There must be facilities for all participants to wash their hands with soap and hot water or hand sanitizer before, during and after training, and doing so should be encouraged at regular intervals.
  • Larger venues (a minimum of 4 square metres per person) smaller group sizes and good ventilation to help reduce risk.
  • Travelling to and from courses on public transport should be avoided where possible.

Where working in close proximity with others is an unavoidable part of a course, such as during the practice of physical skills, the following measures may help reduce risk:

  • Where possible, minimise the number of other people each person has contact with. For example, by not switching practice-partners throughout the training.
  • All participants must sanitise or wash their hands thoroughly before and after each practice session.
  • Use of face masks by some or all participants may help reduce risk, however, it is important to note the World Health Organisation's advice that "masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water".

 

Further advice can be found:

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

The Australian Government dedicated Health Information Line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1800 020 080.

 

We are alert to the concerns of COVID-19 and are keen to keep our team, our delegates and the wider community safe.  At this time, we also pass on our thoughts to people here and Overseas who have been impacted by the virus.