Covid 19

Mununjali Housing & Development Co Ltd are abiding by Government Legislation in relation to COVID-19
If you have any concerns please feel free to call your Supervisor or Shannon Bunn (WHS)

Who do these Guidelines apply to?
These guidelines apply to all close contacts covered by the Isolation for Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 and
Management of Close Contacts Direction.

You are a close contact if:
• You have been with a person that has COVID-19 for more than four hours in a house or other accommodation, a care facility or similar.
• Usually, this means you are a close contact if you live with a person that has COVID-19. But, if you have stayed away from them in a separate, self-contained area, such as a granny flat or a self-contained unit, you are not a close contact.

For example, if they are in a separate part of the house that has a separate entrance and no shared common areas, and if your contact with them wasn’t more than four hours.
If you have had COVID-19 in the previous 12 weeks, you are required to follow these guidelines.

What do I do if I am a close contact and I have symptoms of COVID-19?
If you have or develop COVID-19 symptoms you must stay at home until your symptoms resolve.
Test for COVID-19 as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms.
If your test is negative but symptoms persist or worsen you should seek medical advice.
For example: You have a sore throat on day 2, an immediate test is negative, and you stay home for the day. The next day the sore throat is gone, with no further symptoms, you may leave the house following the requirements for close contacts with no symptoms.

What do I do if I am a close contact and do not have symptoms of COVID-19?
You should monitor for symptoms for 7 days from the last time someone in your household tested positive for COVID-19.
If you remain symptom free, you do not need to quarantine and can leave your home for any reason.
While you are a close contact you must:
• wear a mask at all times when outside the home
• not visit vulnerable settings, such as hospitals, aged care and disability facilities, unless in exceptional or compassionate circumstances (for example, end of life visits) test for COVID-19 if you develop symptoms.

It is also recommended that you:
• avoid large gatherings or crowded indoor events
• work or study from home if you can.

If a close contact is leaving home, it is recommended that they undertake regular testing (such as on day 0, 2, 4, 6).
Can I go to work or school while I am a close contact?
If you have COVID-19 symptoms you must stay at home until the symptoms resolve. You must not attend work or school.
If you do not have any symptoms and are unable to work or study from home, you must notify your employer or educational setting before you return. You will have to comply with any additional requirements set by your workplace or educational setting.
Children over the age of 12 years who attend school while they are a close contact must wear a mask. Masks are recommended where it is safe to do so for children under the age of 12.
What do I do if I am a close contact and I work at a hospital, aged care facility or disability accommodation facility?
You can return to work if you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms.

You must comply with the vaccination requirements that apply at your workplace.
You must let your employer know that you are a close contact before you return to work.
You must return a negative COVID-19 test result before your first shift and every second day for 7 days from the last time someone in your household tested positive for COVID-19. You must wear a mask.
You will have to comply with any additional requirements set by your workplace. This may include additional personal protective equipment.



For health advice, including an over-the-phone nurse assessment of your symptoms call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

You will be asked if you are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and if you would prefer to speak with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurse.

Mob Link

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) has recently launched Mob Link, a service that supports Mob across SEQ by linking them up to health and social services including COVID care specific supports. Call Mob Link on 1800 254 354.

National Coronavirus Hotline

Call 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on COVID-19. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Restrictions information

Restrictions on mask-wearing, venues and more are constantly changing. To find out the latest on restrictions, check out the Health Direct Restriction Checker.

Just diagnosed with COVID-19?

If you have severe difficulty breathing, call triple zero (000) immediately and tell the call handler and the paramedics on arrival if you have COVID-19.

For more information on what to expect and do if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, head to the Health Direct website for information and answers to frequently asked questions.