COVID-19 Update

Subject: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – (updated 19 July 2021, 6:30am AEST)

Please be assured that HTA is actively monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation across the world to ensure we are following the very latest advice from relevant health authorities (www.health.gov.au) and the World Health Organization (www.who.int) to help ensure we are doing our part to help minimize the spread of the virus.  HTA aim to remain open for business at all sites while there are no restrictions on our operations.

As of 6:00am July 16 2021, the following is being enforced within greater Brisbane and affects HTA Brisbane:

  • Be advised, that HTA Brisbane branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • All staff are required to wear masks where physical distancing can’t be maintained and all community indoor spaces.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of July 16 2021, the following is being enforced within greater Sydney and affects HTA Sydney:

  • Be advised, that HTA Sydney branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • Full lock-down for greater Sydney – with stay at home orders (essential work only).
  • All staff are required to wear masks while at work and in the community.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of 11:59pm July 15 2021, the following is being enforced within greater Melbourne and affects HTA Melbourne:

  • HTA Melbourne branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • 5-day lock-down from 11:59pm July 15 2021 – with stay at home orders.
  • All staff are required to wear masks where physical distancing can’t be maintained and all indoor spaces.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of 6:00pm June 29 2021, the following is being enforced within greater Brisbane and affects HTA Brisbane:

  • 3-day lock-down from 6pm June 29 2021 – with stay at home orders.  Be advised, that HTA Brisbane branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • All staff are required to wear masks where physical distancing can’t be maintained and all community indoor spaces.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of 1:00am June 29 2021, the following is being enforced within greater Brisbane and affects HTA Brisbane:

  • Be advised, that HTA Brisbane branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • All staff are required to wear masks where physical distancing can’t be maintained and all community indoor spaces.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of 6:00pm June 26 2021, the following is being enforced within greater Sydney and affects HTA Sydney:

  • Two week Lock-down from 6:00pm June 26 2021 – with stay at home orders in place. Be advised, that HTA Sydney branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • All staff are required to wear masks while at work and in the community.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of 11:59pm June 17 2021, the following is being enforced within greater Melbourne and affects HTA Melbourne:

  • HTA Melbourne branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • All staff are required to wear masks where physical distancing can’t be maintained and all indoor spaces.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of June 15 2021, Los Angeles has removed Stay at Home order & Blueprint for Safer Economy which includes ending following restrictions:

  • Physical distancing
  • Capacity limits on businesses
  • County tier system

As of 11:59pm June 10 2021, the following is being enforced within greater Melbourne and affects HTA Melbourne:

  • Lock-down will end, but with some restrictions. Be advised, that HTA Melbourne branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • All staff are required to wear masks where physical distancing can’t be maintained and all indoor spaces.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of 11:59pm June 3 2021, the following is being enforced within greater Melbourne and affects HTA Melbourne:

  • Lock-down has been extended by another 7 days – with stay at home orders. Be advised, that HTA Melbourne branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • All staff are required to wear masks while at work and in the community.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of 11:59pm May 27 2021, the following is being enforced within the state of Victoria and affects HTA Melbourne:

  • 7-day lock-down from 11:59pm May 27 2021 – with stay at home orders. Be advised, that HTA Melbourne branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • All staff are required to wear masks while at work and in the community.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of May 4 2021, Los Angeles has been assigned tier level of minimal (yellow).

As of April 27 2021, Los Angeles has been assigned tier level of moderate (orange).

As of April 12 2021, all states and territories of Australia have returned to limited restrictions but still adhering to measures announced on 18 March 2020.

As of 5pm March 29 2021, the following is being enforced within greater Brisbane and affects HTA Brisbane.

  • 3-day lock-down from 5pm March 29 2021 – with stay at home orders.  Be advised, that HTA Brisbane branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • All staff are required to wear masks while in the community.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of March 22 2021, all Australian states and territories are lifting restrictions – all HTA AU operations are operating as per normal with:

  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of 6pm January 11 2021, lock-down now eased, but the following guidelines are now being enforce within greater Brisbane and affects HTA Brisbane.

  • 10-day restrictions are in place from 6pm January 11 2021 to 1am January 22 2021.
  • Stay at home orders revoked.  Free to move about the community.
  • All staff are required to wear a face mask on all public transport and public indoor spaces.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of January 8 2021, the following is being enforced within greater Brisbane and affects HTA Brisbane.

  • 3-day lock-down from 6pm January 8 2021 – with stay at home orders.  Be advised, that HTA Brisbane branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of federal and state direction.
  • All staff are required to wear masks when leaving home, this includes while in your car.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of January 4 2021, the following guidelines are being enforced at HTA Sydney:

  • All essential visitors are required to QR scan using the Service NSW app or via the Service NSW website before entering the facility. Proof of check-in must be shown to staff prior to admittance.
  • All staff are required to wear masks on public transport and public areas.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of November 30 2020, the following measures have been amended for HTA Los Angeles:

  • Stay-at-home orders are now in affect throughout Southern California Region.  Be advised, that HTA Los Angeles branch remains classified as an essential service and continues to operate under the guidance of government, country and state direction.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of July 23 / 24 2020, the following guidelines have been introduced for HTA Melbourne and HTA Los Angeles:

  • Masks or face covering to be worn by all Melbourne and Los Angeles employees while at work and within the community as of Thursday July 23, 2020 and Friday July 24, 2020 respectively.
  • All other measures announced on 18 March 2020 are still in effect.

As of 18 March 2020, we have implemented significant measures across all our sites to ensure we reduce the risk of impact to our staff, customers, suppliers and community. Those are as follows, but not limited to:

  • Directed all staff, including those who interact with customers, to employ best practice hygiene methods both at work and at home. This includes regular and consistent hand washing, use of hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray and wipes, increased cleaning and sanitizing of all HTA sites.
  • Advised staff who do not feel well to stay home, get tested, recover and avoid interacting with other team members, customers and community members.
  • All international and domestic staff travel is either deferred or cancelled, any staff returning from overseas are mandated to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Following current guidelines for social distancing measures.
  • Key staff have been equipped to work remotely from home if needed.
  • Initiated contingencies across our supply chain partners to ensure we have the required resources to continue operations.
  • Closing all HTA offices to non-essential visitors.
  • Regular updates to our website at hta-global.com will be made to ensure our customers remain informed and up to date with the developing situation.

We welcome any questions that you may have, please do not hesitate to contact us at (info@hta-global.com). Once again, thank you for your continued support and understanding during these uncertain times.

Regards

HTA Group Management