iThink (WA Public Sector)

Staying well

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This challenge is now closed for submissions (29 May 2020)

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How might we shift behaviours of community members to ensure they stay safe and well?

We’re seeking ideas about changing behaviours of people and the community.

Physical distancing.

Isolation.

Zero contact.

Protecting those who cannot protect themselves.

Australians are social people. Our culture is built on BBQs, beaches and going out with friends. But in a time like this we need to find ways to change our norms to minimise the potential spread of COVID-19.

How do we educate and change behaviours so people minimise their potential transmission? How do we convey the seriousness of infection? What tools would you recommend people use to stay connected to each other in a safe way?

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Test the Homeless

I think we should go around to the suburbs that have a large  homeless population and test the people who are living on the street 

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Helping families with more than 1 child with a disability.

Helping families get support services back after NDIS robbed them of the only help and support they received while under Disability Services Commission. Allowing children under 13 the ability to have core supports.. Making NDIS more accessible to people who don’t fit the typical NDIS eligibility box but who otherwise would have received support and funding through disability services commission.  Since NDIS rolled out here in WA, a lot of families who require “Family Support” have been...

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Fighting complacency

You asked: How do we convey the seriousness of infection? Problem: No many people have any experience of the health and social effects. We've a dread but we don't relate to the personal costs as much as countries with more community transmission. Soln: Collect and share performance stories from families affected by C-19 and go into detail about the effects on others around the patient - the mundane but practical. Dwell on the emotional impacts using the words of people with lived...

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COVID-19 Testing Public Sector and Public Generally

As the numbers of infected people continue to dwindle and social distancing restrictions are eased how do we know if there are not a lot of asymptomatic people in the community and the second phase of COVID-19 infection is just around the corner. Its time to introduce wide spread testing on non-symptomatic people in the community to see if community spread is likely/possible. Set up COVID-19 public testing stations at public transport, shopping centres and public service hubs and...

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Romware Covid Radius

https://romware.com/covid-radius/ Whilst markings on floors and walls provide visual reminders, the Covid Radius continuously monitors the actual distance between your workforce. When two workers come too close to each other, they receive a warning signal: both visual and through vibration. Note I do not have any personal affiliation with this product. I first saw this product mentioned in this article, 14.5.20:...

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Halo - Workplace physical distancing wrist band.

https://www.proxxi.co/halo Halo actively alerts workers to keep social/ physical distance with private contact tracing. Maintain Social/ Physical Distance Halo is a wrist-worn band that briefly vibrates to notify wearers that another band is within 6 feet (2 meters), reminding them of the need to maintain social/ physical distance. It is deployed to all personnel at a job site or workplace to help ensure a safe social/ physical distance is maintained. Free delivery anywhere in...

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WA 'Drive In' pop up live: concerts, comedy shows, musicals, ballet, opera, orchestras, theatre etc

We need to support the WA live entertainment industry...  As a live art form, due to COVID-19 mitigation live theatre is particularly affected by the coronavirus, along with concerts and stand-up comedy performances etc. Local Government authorities could step up to the plate re allowing/ promoting these events in their LGA's. These live entertainment events would breathe life back into the WA entertainment industry, whilst audiences are still social distancing re COVID-19. The...

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State Government funded Streets for People projects

A fund established for local governments to access to work with local community groups to install quick temporary reallocation projects of public spaces to people.  The funding would provide for low cost solutions. For example, to remove on road car storage (parking) in activity centres to enable businesses to use the space, or for pedestrians to walk through while the business uses the footpath. Another possibility could be a parking lot being repurposed for people to shop or dine....

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Promote staying at home while sick as the new normal post-COVID-19

Allow and encourage staff to stay at home for the full duration of any illness. If the role allows for working from home, this should be an option for staff who aren't sick enough to need to use sick leave but could still be contagious. Regular colds and flus last a couple of weeks, but it's only acceptable to take a couple of days off sick leave and then you're expected to return to work as soon as you're capable of sitting at a desk. This leads to viruses being spread around offices, and...

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Clear Perspex dividers installed between heavy/ closely positioned equipment in gyms.

Gyms come with some issues re COVID-19 mitigation, one of which is that machinery is often packed in to tight floor spaces, to help with their business return on investment. i.e. the gym equipment placement will not always allow for minimum COVID-19 physical distancing WA requirements.  Whilst not a complete solution...the Perspex screens installed in WA gyms could be a consideration. Machines should also be spaced out where possible with fewer people using them at a time to reduce the...

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