In a sense that is happening.

So there are new workplace obligations in the public health directions that mean that people who are suspected of having coronavirus, so symptomatic essentially, there is an occupational health and safety obligation on the employer to make sure they are not attending that site.

That is managing a suspected case, in effect.

I wouldn’t go so far as to shut down every place that has someone with a runny nose or a cough.

That would be excessive and disproportionate but there are obligations to make sure that symptomatic people aren’t in the workplace and that is really important both from an employer and employee point of view.

When we’re listing exposure sites and saying people who are casual contacts, in a way that is also going to contacts of contacts if you like.

Some people who might normally not be considered close contacts, just casual contacts are contacts of contacts.

You know, their other family members might be the close contacts, they are not close contacts but we are telling everyone to test, we’re asking those symptomatic people to isolate as well.



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