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Posted on 03/02/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Coronavirus Update
 

Phillip Island Nature Parks has received updated advice from the Chief Medical Officer of the Australian Government’s Department of Health regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, and the required courses of action for travellers who have recently departed or transited through mainland China.

In accordance with this updated advice, the Nature Parks would like to summarise its position as below:

• Any person who left, or transited through mainland China (except for Hubei Province) before 1 February 2020 will be allowed entry to all Nature Parks attractions
• Any person who left, or transited through the Hubei Province less than 14 days ago is required to self-isolate for 14 days and will not be allowed entry to any Nature Parks attractions

As this is a rapidly changing and evolving situation, we encourage all of our partners and customers to remain alert to any changes at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/novelcoronavirus and https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/novel-coronavirus-update

We are committed to working with our stakeholders and partners, maintaining open lines of communication, and resuming business as usual once we are advised to do so.

Our thoughts are with our Chinese partners, agents, travellers and citizens and we hope for a speedy containment and solution to this health issue, and we look forward to once again welcoming all visitors arriving from China.

Since the outbreak occurred, the Nature Parks has taken precautions over and above the advice provided from government agencies regarding safety and hygiene to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. We continue to provide bulk hand sanitiser for staff and visitors, face masks, supplies of Glen20, and have posted notices advising people to practice etiquette to prevent spread of disease and to practice good hand hygiene.

In addition we have also increased our cleaning and sanitising practices. As 2019-nCoV most likely spreads through direct contact with droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, casual contact with travellers who are not showing symptoms is not considered a high risk for infection.  

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Roland Pick – Head of International Sales and Communications
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