ASMOF win on construction sites

15-Jul-2021

Last week we spoke to Ministry of Health with concerns about construction workers on hospital redevelopment projects, who were not required to wear masks on site, and were at risk of infection and spreading COVID in the community.

We requested that the Ministry amend the Public Health Order to remove construction workers exemption from mask wearing.

ASMOF would like to thank the Ministry, Dr Kerry Chant and Mr Phil Minns for removing the exemption and mandating masks on construction sites.

The importance of this rule change has sadly been highlighted by the infection of a contractor who was working at a Goulburn Hospital construction site.