Australian Submarine Corporation records virus case

ASC Pty Ltd – the company responsibile for sustaining the Collins-class submarine fleet, building the Hobart-class air warfare destroyers and building the lead and second Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels – has recorded it first case of COVID-19.

FILE PHOTO: ASC shipbuilding facilities in Osbourne, South Australia. ASC image.

In a press statement today, ASD said it had been made aware of a positive COVID-19 result from one of its employees at its Osborne (North) site in South Australia.

“All employees who have had direct contact with the individual have been notified and are undertaking self-isolation,” the ASC spokesman said.

“ASC is also taking the extra step of closing the building that the individual was working from, to have it professionally cleaned, as an extra precaution.

“This closure has resulted in a small number of ASC staff working from home or being granted leave today.

“The health of ASC’s people and the broader community is of paramount importance.

“ASC has notified the relevant authorities and is working with health agencies to minimise the impact of the virus.”

ASC operates across three facilities in South Australia and Western Australia and employs more than 1400 people.

The company said on one building was involved and all its other facilities and operations remained unaffected.

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Brian Hartigan

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