Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for employees.

Latest Update

9th June 2021: COVID-19 Restrictions

The Victorian Government has announced that the restrictions in place across Greater Melbourne will be eased from midnight Thursday 10 June.

What this means for the people we support

Masks

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors, except at home
  • Must be worn on public transport or rideshares/taxis
  • Must be worn outdoors at all times.

Work

All our Business Solutions enterprises across Victoria will reopen Friday 11 June.

Masks are required to be worn at all times, when it is safe to do so.

If supported employees have any questions, are feeling unwell or waiting for a COVID-19 test result, please contact their site manager or employment coach.

Community

Our Learning & Lifestyle hubs will reopen Friday 11 June.

Masks are required to be worn at all times, when it is safe to do so.

If you have questions, are feeling unwell or waiting for a COVID-19 test result, please contact your site manager.

Read more about the eased restrictions and what you can and cannot do over the long weekend.

We will continue to follow the Victorian Government health advice surrounding social distancing and will keep you updated with any further health directives from Victoria.

Our COVID-19 phone hotline is available to you 24/7 and is staffed by nurses. Please call 1800 983 006


1st June 2021: Hey team Victoria – your fast track vaccination ticket is now available!

The Victorian Government has just announced that disability workers will be given priority access, to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. This includes anyone who works directly with people who have a disability – and that means you.

From tomorrow (2 June 2021), you can jump the queue at the below state-run vaccination hubs and get your vaccine, asap!

You just need to present your Endeavour Foundation ID card and/or this Eligibility Letter to qualify.

Please have a chat with your Manager about the best time for you to head out to get your vaccination.

Disability care worker priority lanes will be opened at the following state-run vaccination centres:

  • The Royal Exhibition Building
  • The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Sandown Racecourse
  • The Melbourne Showgrounds
  • The former Ford factory in Geelong
  • Bendigo community clinic
  • Ballarat Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre

Look at the online map to find a vaccination hub near you.

Once you are vaccinated, please let us know by uploading your details on the Endeavour Foundation Vaccination Tracker.


27th May 2021: Latest COVID-19 Update – Victoria services

In a bid to reduce community transmission of the Coronavirus, the Victorian Government has announced what they are calling ‘circuit breaker’ actions.

This includes a seven-day lockdown in Victoria from midnight Thursday 27 May to Friday 4 June 2021.

Due to this, the Government has updated COVID-19 restrictions, including changes to public gatherings, visitors to the home and movement around the community. From midnight tonight (Thursday 27 May) until after midnight next Thursday 3 June, you must stay at home unless:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)
  • Caregiving or compassionate reasons
  • Exercise (can leave for two hours of exercise)
  • Permitted education and essential workers
  • To get Vaccinated

Face coverings / masks:

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors and outdoors, except if at home

You can view details of the actions the Victorian Government has announced, including what you can and cannot do during the seven day ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown.

How this will impact our work services in Victoria

  • Business Solutions, Keon Park, Oakleigh and Kew
  • QArt – Kew

Supported Employees are advised not to attend work until Friday 4 June.

Our staff will be in contact with all our supported employees in Victoria to provide an update next week.

Staff at our worksites are to follow the instructions of their leaders. They are able to attend worksites with the following conditions:

  • Check-in upon arriving using the QR Codes
  • Full PPE must be worn at all times
  • Full screening procedures must be followed including temperature testing throughout the day
  • Notify your leader ASAP if you have been to a designated exposure site

How this will impact our Learning and Lifestyle services in Victoria

  • Learning & Lifestyle, Keon Park and Kew

Our Learning and Lifestyle services and QArt will be closed from 5pm Thursday 27 May and will reopen Friday 4 June.

People we support are advised not to attend these services on until Friday 4 June next week.

Our staff will be in contact to provide an update next week.

How this will impact our Community Solutions Group (CSG) services in Victoria

  • BRACE and SkillsPlus
  • Support Coordination and Behaviour Support Practitioners

Our CSG sites will be closed, and all staff are advised to move to virtual working arrangements. No home visits will be conducted unless essential.

We will be monitoring Victorian Government announcements over the coming days and will keep you informed.

The safety of our supported employees, people we support in community and our employees is the highest priority. We will be closely following Government guidance and advice over the coming days and will assess again next Thursday when this decision is updated.

We will inform you of any changes and their impacts as soon as possible.

You can continue to monitor Victorian Government health directives. You are also welcome to call our 24/7 COVID-19 hotline, which is staffed by nurses, on 1800 983 006.


26th May 2021: New COVID-19 Restrictions for Victoria

The Victorian Government have announced COVID-19 restrictions are in place following some positive cases of community transmission in Greater Melbourne. These restrictions are in place from 6pm Tuesday 25 May until Friday 4 June for anyone in Greater Melbourne.

Key points:

  • Private indoor gatherings will be limited to 5 people – including children
  • Private outdoor gatherings will be limited to 30 people – including children
  • Masks are compulsory on public transport and in all rideshares
  • Masks are compulsory in all indoor spaces, including workplaces
  • Current density levels for restaurants, cafes and bars are still in place and will not be reduced as planned
  • Anyone who is travelling from Greater Melbourne to Country Victoria will need to follow the measures in place for Greater Melbourne i.e. wear a mask when indoor and follow gathering limits.

What this means for customers and staff across Greater Melbourne

  • All staff must wear a mask whilst in the workplace from 6pm tonight
  • Anyone who has been to an exposure site listed on the VIC COVID-19 Website should isolate at home until 14 days after you were last there and get tested immediately if you develop any symptoms.

Timeframe for this directive:

  • At this stage, the restriction is in place until Friday 4 June 2021.

What this means for staff and customers across Queensland:

  • The Queensland Government has announced the following directions:
  • Anyone in Queensland who has been to a declared COVID-19 exposure site in Victoria during the risk period specified is automatically required to quarantine.
  • From 1am Wednesday, if you are entering Queensland and have been to any of the Victorian exposure sites at the time specified, you will need to quarantine for 14 days in government-arranged accommodation.
  • If you have been to any of these sites and are already in Queensland, you must call 134 COVID (13 42 68) to discuss your circumstances. You must immediately travel by private transport directly to your home and quarantine until you receive further instructions from Queensland Health.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as changes occur.

Our commitment to the safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority during this time. Please speak with your leader or call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 983 006, if you have any questions or concerns.


6th May 2021: COVID-19 Restrictions for Greater Sydney region

The NSW Government have announced COVID-19 restrictions are in place following some positive cases of community transmission in Greater Sydney. These restrictions are in place from 5pm today (Thursday 6 May) until Monday 10 May for anyone in Greater Sydney which includes the Illawarra, Central Coast and Blue Mountains regions.

Key points:

  • visitors to households will be limited to 20 guests – including children
  • masks will be compulsory on public transport and in all public indoor venues, such as retail, theatres, hospitals, aged care facilities and for front-of-house hospitality staff (except in a hospitality venue when eating or drinking)
  • drinking while standing up at indoor venues will not be allowed
  • singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed
  • dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings with a strong recommendation that no more than 20 people should be on the dancefloor at any one time
  • visitors to aged care facilities will be limited to two people.

What this means for staff across May 2021: COVID-19 Restrictions for Greater Sydney region

  • All staff must wear a mask when travelling on public transport and in a public indoor venue from 5pm today
  • Anyone who has been to an exposure site listed on the NSW Health website should isolate until 14 days after you were last there and get tested immediately if you develop any symptoms.

Timeframe for this directive:

At this stage, the restriction is in place until 12.01 Monday 10th May 2021.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as changes occur.

Our commitment to the safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority during this time. Please speak with your leader or call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 983 006, if you have any questions or concerns.


14th April 2021: COVID-19 Restrictions

The Queensland Government has announced that the restrictions in place across Queensland will be lifted from 6am Thursday 15 April.

Masks

Masks are no longer required.

The QLD Government recommends that you continue to wear a mask if social distancing is not possible such as crowded shopping centres, and you must wear a mask at the airport and on all flights.

Home

This applies to all HOME services in Queensland.

Visitors will be allowed, and masks are no longer required unless social distancing is unable to be maintained.

Practice Bulletin: please refer to COVID Normal

If you have questions, feel unwell or are waiting for COVID-19 test results, please contact your manager and rostering@endeavour.com.au

Work

All our Business Solutions enterprises across Queensland will be operating as normal and masks are no longer required unless social distancing is unable to be maintained.

Community

Our Learning & Lifestyle hubs will return to normal service and masks will no longer be required indoors unless social distancing is unable to be maintained.

We will continue to follow the Queensland Government health advice surrounding social distancing and will keep you updated with any further health directives from Queensland Health.

Our COVID-19 phone hotline is available to you 24/7 and is staffed by nurses. Please call 1800 983 006


26th March 2021 – COVID-19 Update

In line with Queensland Government advice, restrictions are in place on Disability Accommodation in the Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council areas. These restrictions are in place from 6pm Friday 26 March, until further notice.

Key points:

– Endeavour Foundation services in Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council areas will be under ‘Safer at Home HD’ measures.

– Restrictions to visitors within our home sites that have been to the following areas, will remain up until the 6pm 29 March, as per Government directive.

  • City of Brisbane
  • Moreton Bay

What this means for staff and families across the Brisbane and Moreton Bay Council areas:

  • All staff must wear a mask during their shift.
  • No non-essential visitors will be allowed.

Timeframe for this directive

At this stage, the restriction is in place until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as changes occur.

Please read the attached Practice Bulletin for detailed information.

Our commitment to the safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority during this time. Please speak with your leader if you have any questions or concerns.

 


19th March 2021

The Queensland Government has announced the restriction on Disability Accommodation in Greater Brisbane are to be lifted from 12noon today, Friday 19th March 2021.

Key points:

  • Endeavour Foundation services in Greater Brisbane will return to normal
  • Restrictions to visitors within our home sites in the following government areas have been lifted from 12pm today, Friday 19 March 2021.
    • City of Brisbane
    • City of Ipswich
    • Logan City
    • Moreton Bay
    • Redland City

What this means for staff and families across the Greater Brisbane region

  • Visitors will be allowed
  • Masks are no longer mandatory for staff

Our commitment to the safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority during this time. Please speak with your leader if you have any questions or concerns.

 


16th March 2021

Following todays update from the Queensland Government, restrictions that are presently in place on Disability Accommodation in the Greater Brisbane area have been extended. These restrictions are in until 6pm Friday 19 March 2021.

Key points:

  • Endeavour Foundation services in Greater Brisbane will be under ‘Safer at Home HD’ measures.
  • Restrictions to visitors within our home sites in the following local government areas, will remain up until the 6pm 19 March 2021, as per Government directive.
    • City of Brisbane
    • City of Ipswich
    • Logan City
    • Moreton Bay
    • Redland City

What this means for staff and families across the Greater Brisbane region

  • There are no changes to staff rosters.
  • All staff must wear a mask during their shift.
  • No non-essential visitors will be allowed.

Timeframe for this directive:

At this stage, the restriction is in place until 6pm, Friday 19 March.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as changes occur.
 
Please read the Practice Bulletin for detailed information.
 
Our commitment to the safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority during this time. Please speak with your leader if you have any questions or concerns.


13th March 2021

In line with Queensland Government advice, restrictions are in place on Disability Accommodation in the Greater Brisbane area. These restrictions are in place from 2 pm today, Saturday 13 March, until 6 pm Tuesday 16 March.

Key points:

  • Endeavour Foundation services in Greater Brisbane will be under ‘Safer at Home HD’ measures.
  • Restrictions to visitors within our home sites that have been to the following areas, will remain up until the 6 pm 16 March, as per Government directive.
    • City of Brisbane
    • City of Ipswich
    • Logan City
    • Moreton Bay
    • Redland City
  • There are no changes to staff rosters.
  • All staff must wear a mask during their shift.
  • No non-essential visitors will be allowed.

Timeframe for this directive

At this stage, the restriction is in place until 6pm, Tuesday 16 March. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as changes occur.

Please read the attached Practice Bulletin here for detailed information.

Our commitment to the safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority during this time. Please speak with your leader if you have any questions or concerns.


We have been working very hard to ensure the safety and security of everyone in our sites while continuing to provide these very important services. It is with this in mind that we have made some decisions about our services.

For all the details on our latest service impacts, please click on ‘Latest Updates’ below.