For the safety of our customers and employees, Ministry of Tech are implementing the following measures to minimise the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
Since the introduction of the NSW Governments Covid-19 Safety plans we have adopted the COVID-19 Safety Plan for Construction and tradespeople. A copy of our plan is here –
Additional Covid Safe Policy
In addition to the above Covid-19 Safety Plan, we have developed further policies that are more specific to the specialised nature of our work, specifically related working with the camping industry.
Wherever possible Ministry of Tech will carry out as much work as possible via remote working capabilities. We have been using remote access methods for a long time to speed up the response to issues and to minimise cost to our customers. However in this current pandemic situation we will opt first to do as much work as possible via remote access systems to avoid the need for on-site visits.
Where remote access options are not available or not possible based on the work to be done, Ministry of Tech will still attend site to carry out the work required. When doing so, the following will apply in all cases, in addition to the above covid-19 safety plan.
- We will only attend a site if there are no people at that site that are in mandatory isolation due to recent travel or contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Prior to attending your site, you will need to confirm that no occupant has:
- Been diagnosed with COVID-19
- Been suspected of having the COVID-19 virus or is awaiting results of whether they have the COVID-19 virus
- Been in contact with anyone who is suspected or is confirmed as having COVID-19 or is awaiting results
- Travelled overseas or interstate in the last 14 days
- Had symptoms linked to COVID-19 such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. Workers should not enter a client’s home if this is the case.
- We will wash and sanitise our hands regularly and will use cleaning wipes to clean areas that we touch that are likely to be touched by others.
(ie: we won’t be sanitising areas that are at heights, in roof cavities or under floors etc)
- We will maintain physical distancing during our site visit. We request that clients
- Stay away from the area where we are performing work if at all possible.
- If you must be in the same area where we are working, we will set an upper limit on the number of people who may be in that area at any one time in order to keep the minimum 1.5 metres apart as much as possible.
- Discuss the work outside the building wherever possible.
- Avoid assisting with the work – (We normally love working with, and alongside, our clients, however in this current environment we are opting to get the work done with minimal contact for the benefit of all).
In our work we are often working with remote campsites and staying overnight is unavoidable. Historically, we have often stayed at the camp-site to reduce costs and to support the camp as much as possible. When we stay onsite, in addition to the measures listed above for On-Site Visits, we will further implement the following measures:
- We will bring our own bedding including sheets, blankets, pillows, towels and any other items necessary.
- We will minimise social interaction as it is important that our visit is characterised as necessary business travel and not social.
(We are totally keen for a social catch-up after we kill this virus).
- If circumstances make onsite accommodation difficult, or are not appropriate, or if you do not have the staff to clean following our visit, then please do not feel uncomfortable requesting that we stay at a hotel/motel nearby.
- We may also choose to stay at a hotel/motel nearby, to minimise risk, or to ensure that we are meeting and exceeding all government advice and recommendations. Please note that this is not our preference, and we do not want to cause offence.
- We will not pass-on additional accommodation costs as a result of staying at alternate commercial accommodation.
This current pandemic situation is a concern for all of us, and we are praying that we will work together to help each other through this period. Ministry of Tech is committed to assisting any ministry throughout this period with any technical support that they might need. I know that many campsites are simply closed, and please know that we are praying for you and your ministries as you wait to see what is on the other side.
If we can help you reduce your on-going costs, then please get in touch. We should have already contacted you if you are paying us for any monthly services, such as Internet or Phones. If not, or if your services are with other providers, and you want to discuss opportunities to scale those services and associated costs down, then please get in touch – we are here to help you spend less.
Many of our church customers are also facing trying times, learning to do church online. We are helping many churches remotely with equipment supplies (where they have not dried up) and also with advice and support. However we are also still physically visiting churches to supply and setup gear and to provide training that is not possible remotely. For this reason we must be vigilant in ensuring that we are not exposed to COVID-19 and certainly not able to spread it, and so we ask you to forgive us for being extremely cautious in these times.
Ministry of Tech may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. This policy is effective from 22nd April 2020.
Revised 6th September 2020