Employees at Glencore's Queensland Metals operations, who have been able to work remotely to help stop the spread of COVID-19, have started returning to the workplace.
People worked remotely where they could, as one of a range of measures put in place across our operations in March, as we increased our response to the virus.
Glencore's Queensland Metals General Manager for Health, Safety, Environment and Community, Maryann Wipaki, says after reviewing our risk management processes and seeking the advice of health authorities, we have commenced transitioning employees back to the workplace.
"The transition will take a few weeks and a keen focus will remain on everyone's wellbeing and safety well into the future," Ms Wipaki
"Some controls will continue, including social distancing, temperature testing, increased formal cleaning and sanitising, as well as encouraging employees to continue good personal hygiene and routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces."
Ms Wipaki said a number of testing methods were in place.
"In Mount Isa, we have implemented sophisticated automated fever testing units, in addition to the extensive in-person testing we already do. More units are expected to be rolled out across the business in coming months," she said.
"While the risk is far from over, we would like to thank our workforce in helping to prevent the spread of the virus and keeping our operations in north Queensland COVID-free.
"We are urging everyone to keep up the great effort as we enter this next phase."
While you are here, subscribe to our weekly email delivered to your inbox every Tuesday and Friday.