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COVID-19 Information for WCHN Staff

This page provides staff of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network with the latest information and updates about our response to COVID-19.

The information is reviewed and updated regularly. Please avoid printing or circulating hardcopies as they may become out of date.

COVID exposure reporting

Any WCHN staff member, Spotless and Statewide Services, and their immediate household members, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been identified as a close contact of a known COVID-19 case must inform their line manager and complete the WCHN Self Reporting Form.

Once submitted, your divisional lead will contact you to discuss your personal circumstances and how to return to work.

Staff can return to work on Day 8 following their positive COVID-19 test, so long as they are asymptomatic.

Staff testing

Any staff requiring PCR are encouraged to visit an external community testing site or their General Practitioner.

Living with COVID at WCHN

The WCHN Living with COVID plan aims to recover, restore and recreate our ways of working through our COVID-19 response and beyond.

The plan commenced on 1 July and marks the transition from CoSTAT measures.

This plan will guide and support teams to work through each phase for their own ways of working, starting with recover and restore.

Read our plan on a page for WCH and Community Staff at the links below.

The full Living with COVID plan is also available on the WCHN Intranet.

Staff vaccinations

Under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination No 5) (COVID-19) Direction 2022 all people working in healthcare settings must receive a booster of a TGA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

This means all WCHN staff must have had, or have evidence of a booking to have, a booster dose within four weeks of becoming eligible.

People aged 18 years and over are eligible to receive the booster dose four months after receiving the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Staff are required to provide proof of their vaccination status to their Line Manager.

Staff wellbeing

A number of wellbeing resources are available for staff on the WCHN COVID-19 SharePoint site.

Outlook Web Access for emails

WCHN staff who have a valid work email address can access their work emails through an internet browser via the Outlook Web Access (OWA) email interface.

Multi-factor authentication – Microsoft 365

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Microsoft 365 is required when working remotely on a personal device but not connected via SA Health’s VPN.

For more information on using MFA with your device, see the following Information sheets.

Health Direct video call login
Digital Health SA service desk