There is no escaping COVID-19, or the talk or fear of it at the least, but is your business prepared to deal with its direct impact? Master Plumber organisations across Australia and New Zealand are working hard to provide information and resources to support their members and their business during this unsettling time.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, a sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.
Where can I go for help?
Plumbers, Gasfitters and consumers should contact their local Master Plumber Association, see below for more details on what each organisation is doing:
The following links have also been provided by the Department of Health. These links are all reputable places for information about COVID-19.
- IAPMO (Coronavirus guidance for plumbers)
- CDC (United States)
COVID-19 and the uncertainty that comes with it for yourself and your business is likely to have an impact on the mental health of you, as a business owner, your workers and your family.During this crisis people might experience feelings of anxiety, stress, fear, uncertainty and depression. It is important to be aware of these both as an employer and employee, and if you or your workers are experiencing these feelings and would like to seek some assistance please reach out to one of the many organisations that are equipped to guide you through these difficult times. Even during times of isolation try to keep lines of communication open and recognise the signs within yourself and those around you.
If you or someone you know needs help, reach out to:
- MATES in Construction 1300 642 111
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Beyondblue 1300 224 636