Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated: 13 July 2020 (please note: this page will be regularly updated to reflect changing circumstances)

At Fortescue, the health and safety of our workforce, their families and the communities in which we operate is our highest priority. During this unprecedented global health and economic crisis, we have implemented and expanded a range of measures to protect the Fortescue family and contribute to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.


Keeping our work mates safe 

As always, our primary focus remains on providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for the entire Fortescue family. Since the outbreak began in January 2020, we have carefully monitored its impact and swiftly introduced measures to meet guidelines introduced by Commonwealth and State Governments.  

Our Incident Management Team is meeting regularly review our operations and the Government’s advice. As the social distancing guidelines have changed, we have responded to each additional measure quickly and are regularly communicating with our teams on all matters relating to the mining sector, as well as the importance of physical distancing and stringent hygiene.  

Our focus on the health and safety of our workforce extends to their mental health and wellbeing. All Fortescue team members have access to the Fortescue Chaplains and Employee Assistance Program 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

For the latest information on the global outbreak, please find a range of available resources below: 

We are encouraging our team members to download the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe App, available via the Apple App Store or Google Play.  

COVID-19 Update

Our COVID-19 case management process
Our operations
Our offices
Travel guidelines
Communicating with our team



Supporting our communities

Since the outset, it has been Fortescue’s vision to ensure that the communities in which we operate benefit from our growth and development. We understand the ongoing impact of COVID-19 will be challenging for many in our community, especially small businesses, and we are implementing practical solutions to support them during and after this global health and economic crisis.




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