APC to support COVID-19 testing on construction sites.

Construction workers will get dedicated mobile testing facilities under a new initiative by Incolink, supported by the State Government, to tackle COVID-19. APC will manage the operation of the mobile testing sites, staffed by GP’s and nurses. The APC team of  GPs and nurses will supervise and conduct the nasal and mouth swabs approved by the State Government.

Incolink CEO Erik Locke said the State Government had approved the Incolink Health Bus to test workers for COVID-19 on construction sites, starting this week.

The initiative is being launched at West Side Place, being built by ProBuild.  Incolink’s health bus was joined by a range of industry partners helping to fund and support this initiative.

Workers will receive a result within 48 hours.  Any worker showing symptoms of COVID-19 is already encouraged not to attend work.  If they arrive at testing with symptoms, they will be immediately seen to determine whether they should be sent home or to a medical clinic.  Any positive test by the worker will be notified to Government and the worker will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. The impact on other workers from a positive test will be determined by reference to existing industry guidelines on managing social distancing and COVID-19 and which have been approved by the State Government.

APC CEO Mark Harrison said, “The Australian Prostate Centre (APC) is proud to continue its working relationship with Incolink as part of a unified commitment to support the health and safety of workers in the construction industry.”

Builders and workers can register to have the Incolink Bus visit their workplace at http://incolink.org.au/covid19-testing/  

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