As Australia moves in and out of lockdowns and following updates on restrictions across the country, SmartSpotter helps you stay safe doing spots while going out for essentials. Keeping these kinds of Spots (essential checks) active is important because it allows us to continue supporting businesses and provide relief in these times of tricky conditions. 

There are steps everyone can take to help reduce the risk of catching or spreading covid-19. But, for us, there's nothing more important than keeping our spotters safe, so you must follow our safety guidelines and complete the jobs only when going out for essentials. 

Some spots stay active during lockdowns

However, to ensure our spotters' safety, the active jobs limit to essential checks or jobs that one can complete while going out to buy groceries. The only thing you'll need is your smartphone, which reduces the possibility of contact with surfaces. 
The following is a short guide to help keep you and others safe during spots: 

1. When not to go spotting

Don't ever go out to complete a spot or shopping if you are feeling unwell. 
Please stay at home and arrange a COVID-19 test as soon as possible if you have the following symptoms:
·        Continuous, dry cough
·        fever
·        a loss of or change in the sense of smell or taste

2. Wash your hands often

Always wash your hands before and after you complete a spot. If soap and water are not available, a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol is also a good idea. Make sure that you cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

3. Wear a mask!

Wear a well-fitted face covering when you go to any retail premises, including indoor areas of any shopping centre. This includes public transport and other indoor facilities. 
In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, it's best if you wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities that require close contact with other people. 

4. Keep a physical distance between yourself and other people

Keep at least 2 metres of distance (about two arm's length) between yourself and people who don't live in your household.

5. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces

Indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air and are poorly ventilated are not safe, putting you at higher risk. For example, supermarkets are well-ventilated; however, avoid entering if there are too many people inside. 

6. Avoid touching your face

7. Monitor your health daily

Always be alert for symptoms. Here's a list of other signs of covid-19

8. Plan your task ahead

It's always a good idea for you to plan so your time doing the task is as quick as possible! Please complete a spot while going out for essentials.

9. Avoid travelling long distances

In SmartSpotter, we have nationwide coverage and hundreds of spots daily, ensuring that our spotters only complete local assignments. Therefore, do not travel further than necessary.

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