Keeping our community safe
Keep Co is currently open without restrictions as per ACT Government’s public health response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Keeping us COVID Safe
Keep Co is currently open without restrictions, current October 2022.
We’re open for tours, existing and new memberships, and external hire bookings during and after business hours.
Our priority at Keep Co has always been our community and our people – creating a safe work environment amidst a global pandemic has strengthened our existing policies and approach to how we work. We are staying up to date with information and advice from ACT Health and following Australian Government regulations to help us stay safe and protect our community.
Member receive regular updates via email or our Keep Co app with any changes to restrictions that might affect our community or our workplace. We encourage all our members, visitors and friends in the wider community to read our COVID-19 policies below to learn more about what we’re doing here at Keep Co to prioritise safety in the workplace.
Arriving at Keep Co
Hotdesk users must book their desk in advance using the Keep Co app/portal.
Use the hand sanitiser provided before entering.
Masks are not required but members, visitors and guests are all welcome and encouraged to continue to wear a mask indoors if you prefer or you are unable to remain 1.5m away from others.
Hygiene and cleaning
Sanitise your workstation and any communal areas after use including meeting rooms, booths, kitchen and dining areas.
Use the hand sanitiser supplied when entering/exiting the space and before using communal areas.
Our workplace is currently cleaned and high-frequency touch points are sanitised once per week.
Wash hands regularly with soap for 20 seconds.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and please cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
If you’re unwell with respiratory symptoms or fever: please don’t come to Keep Co. Stay home, get tested and follow advice from ACT Health on next steps.
If you’re a household contact you must comply with the public health instructions provided by ACT Health: monitor closely for symptoms, wear a mask in indoor spaces that aren’t at home (including if you’re working inside at Keep Co as a household contact) or on public transport, test yourself regularly and avoid entering high risk settings.
Capacity and physical distancing
There are currently no capacity restrictions in place at Keep Co – but please remain 1.5m apart where possible. Physical distancing helps slow the spread of the virus.
Signage and communication
Members receive important updates to restrictions or health measures via email and the Keep Co app.
Members are no longer required to notify us if they have been at Keep Co whilst infectious as a positive case, but if you’d like to let us know, please do so via email. Exposure alerts are posted to our new Slack channel #covid19 and members can opt-in for those wanting to be informed.
Keep in mind that the infectious period is 48 hours before symptoms start (or if asymptomatic, 48 hours before the test was taken).
Prioritise your mental and physical health – your immune system needs all the good food, exercise, sleep and downtime you can get to ensure it’s fit and healthy to fight off any potential infection.
Take the time to do the things you enjoy – have plenty of breaks from your screens and the media where you can.
It’s ok to not be ok and it’s absolutely acceptable to seek help. Reach out to give and receive support within your own networks, to us here at Keep Co or to some of these fantastic counselling services; Beyond Blue, Lifeline, Headspace; all of which have online or phone support that can help if you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious.
Stay up to date
Check the ACT Government COVID-19 website for any important updates, news and information.
You can call the COVID-19 Helpline on (02) 6207 7244 from 8am-6pm Mon-Fri, or 9am-5pm weekends and public holidays.