There are changes to our Supported Independent Living and Respite services. Read about them here.
There are state-based changes in our Supported Independent Living (SIL) homes.
The Queensland Government has released its Disability Accommodation Services Direction (No.14)
Due to the recent COVID-19 case in Greater Melbourne, anyone who has been in Greater Melbourne on or after 29 January 2021 cannot enter our SIL services unless 14 days have passed since you were in Greater Melbourne.
You may enter if you have been in Greater Melbourne on or after 29 January 2021 if you obtain a negative COVID-19 test and are:
You may be requested to provide evidence of the negative COVID-19 test when entering.
If you have been in a public exposure site as listed by the Victorian Government you cannot enter our SILs Queensland for any purpose unless you have an exemption for an end of life visit. You must get a COVID-19 test and quarantine for 14 days.
The below is based on the latest NSW Government advice. They took effect 4 February.
There are restrictions for visitors, staff and residents of Supported Independent Living (SIL) homes located in areas of concern as COVID-19 may be circulating in the community.
Any person who has visited the following locations during the dates and times identified should immediately isolate, get tested and remain isolated for 14 days.
Family / carers visits can go ahead – they can now be both social visits and visits for ‘care and support’.
Visits still need to be pre-arranged with staff.
Customers can leave the SIL to visit another household, such as a parent or sibling.
Overnight stays are now permitted. This includes the customer’s family, partner relatives, or friend’s home. There are no limits on the number of nights a customer can be away from the SIL. Upon returning to the SIL precautions must still be taken to minimise any risks, such as immediate hand hygiene, changing & washing clothes and taking a shower before interactions with other residents occur.
There are restrictions on visitors. Visits are only for care and support. A customer is allowed one visitor, per day, for an hour.
Our staff will continue to wear masks at all times. Customers will also need to wear masks when out and about in the community.
Third-party providers are now permitted to enter Aruma services provided they adhere to service guidelines.
Our staff have the right to refuse someone entry to a site if they have:
Respite services in NSW are now open. Numbers will be restricted to ensure we can comply with social distancing guidelines.
Based on Government direction, the number of people attending at any one time may be limited. Please speak to your local service manager for further information on whether your service will be re-opening and what the number limits may be.
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