COVID19 Response

As at: 3 May 2022 

The mining industry continues to play an important role in providing economic stability for Western Australia and the nation during the COVID-19 crisis. Our role and responsibility, both as a company and as individuals, is to protect our people and the broader community while continuing to support the economy.

We continue to proactively implement measures and change the way we work to ensure the health and safety of our people and our communities. As a minimum, these measures conform with the guidelines and advice of the Commonwealth and State governments.

Continuing to Keep Our People Safe

Our health and safety measures across our workplaces in response to the virus are continuously reviewed and if necessary updated, to respond to the increased global understanding of the virus and any changing government directives and guidelines.

Welfare of our People

We have introduced a number of additional measures to keep our people safe and well due to the accelerated spread of COVID-19 in Western Australia where our key operations and corporate headquarters are located.

We have in place the following:

  • Any person entering any of our workplaces will need to provide proof of vaccination
  • Increased screening before entry to any IGO regional site with Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT)
  • A requirement to wear either surgical or N95 face masks at large internal gatherings, at the airport and on all flights, and at our operations and exploration sites when in light vehicles with other passengers and on buses
  • Social Distancing and increased hygiene measures
  • Medical facilities at our Nova operation capable of initial testing, isolation and contract tracing if required
  • Deployment of technology for accelerated contract tracing in our workplace
  • Limitation on personnel who can travel to site
  • Remote/ work from home arrangements for people where possible, including the team in the South Perth Office

We also recognise and understand the uncertainty of how COVID-19 can be stressful for many of our people and their families. We have the following in place:

  • A special COVID-19 leave provision of 20 days in addition to standard leave provisions for all our people
  • Care packages that are provided to all our staff consisting of RAT and KN95 face masks
  • Ability for our people and immediate families to be PCR tested through facilities that we use as a Company
  • Regular communication to our people on the latest measures we are taking to prevent the spread of the infection and ensure we are staying connected with them
  • Education and Awareness Programs
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program 24 hours a day


We will continue to focus on providing our people with the support and care they need.


Our Commitment to our Local Communities

IGO have a strong commitment to caring for the local communities in which we operate and understand the vulnerability these regional and remote communities have to COVID-19.

As our exploration activities continue in remote parts of Western Australia, we have implemented a range of controls to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • All IGO employees and contractors will be RAT screened before they depart for our Exploration projects as well as undertake ongoing periodic screening while in the field
  • Remote communities will be avoided and contact with communities will be minimised
  • Face masks, increased social distancing and good hygiene practices will continue to be enforced across all our projects.

We also continue to assist communities in both financial and non-financial ways as we work through the challenges of COVID-19 together.



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