Australia's youngest death due to Coronavirus in Blackwater, Central Queensland has put controlling the spread under the microscope once again. Nathan Turner, a former miner from the town located 195km west of Rockhampton became Australia's 103rd fatality from the virus and the seventh in Queensland. He was tested posthumously which came back positive, but he had not been tested while he was still alive. It is understood he had a complex medical...

The ongoing testing for COVID-19 is crucial to help contain the spread of the virus and to treat people have been infected. In Australia alone, there have been over 600,000 tests conducted which have been gradually increased to about 23,000 a day as of early May. There are two different kinds of test and only one of them is regarded as truly effective. That is the nasal swap which detects the presence of...

Businesses and governments are cautiously exploring lifting COVID-19 restrictions, but it is important we don't get too complacent too soon. In Australia, the Queensland Government has eased restrictions allowing for travel of up to 51km from home and picnics in the park. The National Rugby League has bold plans to return to action by the end of May while sporting leagues around the world including soccer leagues in Europe have similar ambitions. Non-essential...

The Federal Government is planning on rolling out tracking software to reduce the impact of COVID-19. But you can keep your workforce safe without the need for tracking. It was revealed this week that the Australian Government is working on an app called TraceTogether which would track the movements of any Australian that has been in contact with COVID-19. The app, still at least a fortnight away from being launched, would be...

Social distancing and isolation protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 mean many people are now working from home, but have you conducted the proper risk assessment of their workspace? Managers and employers go to great lengths to conduct proper risk assessments of office spaces and job sites to mitigate the risk of staff being injured or worse in the line of work. Employers have an obligation to provide a safe environment...

The Site Pandemic Response (SPR) app includes a mental health check for workers, but what steps should employers take if flags are raised from this check? The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is putting a lot of strain on everyone which can lead to mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. Workers in the field can become nervous about their exposure to the virus, which is why we built the SPR app to...

Keep your workforce healthy and safe during the global COVID-19 threat with our automated pandemic risk assessment software. Ionyx software solutions, the company behind the Journey Management System (JMS) app for safe mobile workforce monitoring and emergency responses, has developed a new software solution especially for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The spread of this virus has raised the risk profile of every business still operating, especially those with mobile workforces and people working...