We are currently working through a number of preventative hygiene activities in Commonwealth Parliament Offices (CPO) and electorate offices around the country.
Activities occurring in the CPOs include:
- the installation of hand sanitiser units in entry points and common kitchens
- signage placed in kitchens and bathrooms reminding people of good hygiene practices
- in addition to the general building cleaning arrangements, a twice daily cleaning of common touch points including bench surfaces in kitchens, lift buttons, hand rails, door handles etc.
Further cleaning activities will be considered on a case by case basis.
We will continue to work with building owners to assess and alleviate any risks to staff working or visitors working in and entering the building.
Please remember that your best protection right now is good hygiene practices and particularly regular hand washing and covering your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing.