Victoria is following Stage 4 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and Stage 3 for regional Victoria. Find out what this means for Aruma services.
Information current as at 02 August 2020
From 6pm Sunday 2 August, Stage 4 restrictions are in place for metropolitan Melbourne.
The new metropolitan restrictions are as follows:
Stage 3 restrictions will be in place from 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 August for Regional Victoria, including Mitchell Shire.
This stage of restrictions means there are only four reasons to leave your home:
From 11.59pm on 2 August, it is now mandatory to wear face masks when outside your home unless you have a lawful exception for not wearing one.
Aruma has Supported Independent Living (SIL) homes in Victoria and we are working closely with each of our residents and staff in these homes to ensure everyone is well supported.
We are closely monitoring and responding to Government advice and restrictions. We have developed specific protocols which outline our organisational response to the restrictions. We are in regular contact with the families and next of kin of customers in these homes and are working to ensure our customers, families and staff all remain safe and well.
In line with Government regulations, all Aruma staff in Victoria must wear a single-use disposable surgical mask. This includes those attending the site to provide care and support to our customers. We also have processes in place should positive cases occur.
In line with Government advice, the following restrictions will apply. Visitors are not permitted to our Supported Independent Living (SIL) Group Home environment as per the Directive for Care Facilities in effect unless providing care and support. Find out more about what Care and Support means.
These are in place until further notice.
Yes, because our staff are rightly considered essential. We are doing everything to make sure that our staff can continue to support our customers.
With the new restrictions, we have given staff access to the required documentation and permits in order to travel to and from services. They will also follow Aruma’s strict infection control protocols and processes.
Yes! We are working closely with the local teams to ensure they have adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as other essential supplies and professional supports.
We have also provided training and supports on safe practices for donning and doffing PPE.
Visit the Victoria Government’s Health and Human Services website to find out more information.
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