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1st August 2021: COVID-19 Update – VIC Lockdown extended until 70% population vaccinated

In a bid to reduce community transmission of the Delta strain of COVID-19, the Victorian Government have announced the lockdown measures will be extended until at least Thursday 23 September 2021.

This lockdown, which began at 8pm Thursday 5 August, will continue until at least 11.59pm Thursday 23 September.

These lockdown measures include changes to public gatherings, visitors to the home and movement around the community.

From 8pm Thursday 5 August until 11.59pm Thursday 23 September, 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
  • Exercising (you can leave for two hours of exercise with only one other person)
  • Providing education or essential work (permits are required)
  • Getting vaccinated
  • A curfew is in place from 9pm until 5am.

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 lockdown.

Impacts to our Endeavour Foundation Services in Victoria:

Business Solutions Keon Park, Oakleigh, Kew

Supported Employees are advised NOT to attend work until Monday 27 September (Friday 24 September is a Public Holiday in Melbourne).

Our staff will be in contact with Supported Employees to provide an update throughout the week.

Staff at these sites, who are deemed Authorised Workers, must follow the instructions of their leaders and are to follow the following conditions:

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

Learning & Lifestyle (L&L) hub, Keon Park

QArt - Kew

Our L&L hub at Keon Park and our QArt Studio and Gallery in Kew will be temporarily closed until Monday 27 September.

People we support are advised not to attend Keon Park L&L and QArt until Monday 27 September (as Friday 24 September is a public holiday in Melbourne).

Our staff at our Learning & Lifestyle service and QArt are not deemed essential workers under the government directives. Therefore, they must not attend L&L or QArt to work on site.

There may be some capacity for QArt or L&L Staff to work at our Business Solution worksites on essential work. Please contact your leader if this is of interest.

Impacts our Community Solutions Group (CSG) services in Victoria

  • BRACE Education and Training – Vocational Education and Foundation Skills programs
  • SkillsPlus Jobactive, DES and TTW
  • Support Coordination and Behaviour Support Practitioners
  • NDCO – No change to remote working arrangements

Our SkillsPlus, BRACE and CSG sites will be closed, and all staff are advised to work virtually.

For more information

We will be closely following government guidance and advice over the coming days and will assess again when this decision is updated.

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

Information on how to book your vaccination

To book your vaccination, please visit VIC Government website.

It’s important to note, vaccination is only one of the ways to protect yourself against getting COVID-19. Everyone, even people who are fully vaccinated, need to continue to follow the government lockdown advice.

People who are vaccinated are still able to get sick from the virus and can also pass it on to other people.

You can continue to monitor Victorian Government health directives and the updated exposure sites.

Please call our COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006 to speak to a registered nurse if you have any COVID-19 health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


27th August 2021: QLD COVID-19 UpdateQLD COVID-19 Update

Good news! Some of the restrictions covering the 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South East Queensland are easing from 4pm today (Friday 27 August).

While the movement and density restrictions are easing, there will still be a number of restrictions in place for at least the next two-weeks, including the wearing of masks.

View the Queensland Government Roadmap to easing restrictions.

Masks

You must carry a mask with you at all times. A mask covering the nose and mouth must be worn:

• Public transport and rideshares: must wear a mask including whilst waiting for the transport in a public space such as a bus stop, train station or taxi rank.
• Outdoors: you must wear a mask when you are unable to stay 1.5m apart from people who are not part of your household.
• Indoors: you must wear a mask in indoor spaces (including workplaces, but not your own home) unless it is unsafe, or you can stay 1.5m apart from people.
• Schools: Masks must be worn by teachers, staff and high school students.

Anyone outside of South East Queensland must always carry a mask and wear it if social distancing cannot be safely maintained.

For more information on masks please view our easy read.

Home

We are reinstating our COVID Normal directions. Non-essential visitors are now permitted, face masks are to be worn when social distancing cannot be maintained, and people we support are able leave home for work, community activity or family events – however it is advised to continue to limit your movements throughout this time.

There is no limit on visitors to the homes.

Support workers in the home must wear a mask when it is safe to do so and when you cannot physically distance.

Practice Bulletin: please refer to the COVID Normal Practice Bulletin.

Staff: Our home staff are considered essential workers, so please continue to attend your allocated shifts as normal. If you are feeling unwell or are required to isolate due to a COVID-19 test or contact tracing check, contact your manager and rostering@endeavour.com.au

Work

Our worksites will continue to operate, following the density and mask restrictions.

Masks

All staff and Supported Employees must continue to carry a mask at all times and wear it indoors when you cannot physically distance.

Exemptions apply to people with medical conditions so managers, please use your discretion and put the immediate comfort and health of the person first.

Community

Our Learning & Lifestyle hubs will continue to operate with density and mask restrictions in place.

Masks

All staff and people we support must continue to carry a mask at all times and wear it indoors when you cannot physically distance.

Exemptions apply to people with medical conditions so managers, please use your discretion and put the immediate comfort and health of the person first.

If you have any questions or concerns about the virus, please call our 24/7 COVID-19 hotline staffed by nurses on 1800 983 006.


27th August 2021: NSW COVID-19 lockdown continues with increased measures for disability workers

With the current Greater Sydney lockdown measures in place until the end of September and the Regional NSW lockdown measures in place until 10 September, the New South Wales government has introduced a permit system for Authorised Workers.

From Saturday 28 August, Authorised workers from the below Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern are required to carry with them at all times an approved NSW work permit.

Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern are:

  • Bayside
  • Blacktown
  • Burwood
  • Campbelltown
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Cumberland
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Liverpool
  • Parramatta
  • Strathfield
  • And most suburbs of Penrith

Each Authorised Worker will need to register for their own permit. It only takes 5 minutes to complete. We have put together a handy guide to help. You will need to get a new permit every 14-days.

Vaccination Update

From Monday 30 August, every disability worker is required to have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The NSW Government have a priority booking link for childcare and disability workers. You can book your vaccination appointment.

How does this update impact Business Solution worksites in NSW

  • Seven Hills, Castle Hill and Mount Druitt

Supported Employees are advised NOT to attend work until further notice

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

Staff at our worksites are to follow the instructions of their leaders.

  • From 30 August, you must have had at least your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you don’t have your vaccination by this date, you will be unable to work. To make a booking or update a future booking please the Gov website
  • Carry a worker permit issued by Service NSW on your way to and from work
  • Check-in upon arriving using the QR Codes
  • Wear full PPE at all times
  • Following screening procedures including, temperature testing throughout the day
  • Notify your leader ASAP if you have been to a designated exposure site

How does this update impact our Learning and Lifestyle (L&L) hub in NSW

  • Castle Hill

Our L&L hub will remain closed until further notice.

People we support are advised not to attend these services until further notice.

Our staff will be in contact with people in NSW to provide an update.

The safety of people we support, and our employees is our highest priority.

We will continue to closely follow government guidance and advice and will keep you informed of any changes as soon as possible.

You can continue to monitor NSW Government directives.

Please call our COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006 to speak to a registered nurse if you have any COVID-19 health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


20th August 2021: NSW COVID-19 Update

The New South Wales Government has announced an extension of the current lockdown until the end of September.

From Monday 23 August mask wearing is now mandatory state-wide when outside of your own home (except when exercising).

Tougher restrictions have also been introduced for the following Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern:

  • Bayside
  • Blacktown
  • Burwood
  • Campbelltown
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Cumberland
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Liverpool
  • Parramatta
  • Strathfield
  • and some suburbs of Penrith

These LGAs have additional restrictions effective from Monday 23 August including:

  • A curfew of 9pm-5am (unless in possession of a permit)
  • A maximum of 1 hour of exercise outside each day
  • Retail stores must close (unless for tradespeople in relevant stores), except for Click & Collect.

As well as these, further restrictions have been placed on workplaces and authorised workers of the LGAs of concern including:

  • Childcare workers and disability support workers who live or work in the LGAs of concern must have had at least their first vaccination dose by 30 August
  • Authorised workers who work outside their LGA of concern must have rapid antigen testing at their work-site or they have had their first vaccination dose by 30 August
  • From Saturday, 28 August, authorised workers from the LGAs of concern are required to carry a permit from Service NSW declaring that they are an authorised worker and cannot work from home; and
  • From Saturday, 28 August, anyone entering an LGA of concern for the purposes of work must carry a worker permit issued by Service NSW.
  • If a person from outside LGA of concern is in an LGA of concern without reasonable excuse, they will be fined and required to isolate at home for 14 days.
  • Parents are being strongly encouraged to keep young children home and away from childcare services, with plans for schools to be released next week.

How does this update impact Business Solution worksites in NSW

  • Seven Hills, Castle Hill and Mount Druitt

Supported Employees are advised NOT to attend work until further notice

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

Staff at our worksites are to follow the instructions of their leaders.

  • From 30 August, people who live in a Local Government Area (LGA) of Concern and work outside your LGA, must have your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by August 30. If you don’t have your vaccination by this date, you will be unable to work. To make a booking or update a future booking please visit the Gov website.
  • Carry a worker permit issued by Service NSW on your way to and from work
  • Check-in upon arriving using the QR Codes
  • Wear full PPE at all times
  • Following screening procedures including, temperature testing throughout the day
  • Notify your leader ASAP if you have been to a designated exposure site

How does this update impact our Learning and Lifestyle (L&L) hub in NSW

  • Castle Hill

Our L&L hub will remain closed until further notice.

People we support are advised not to attend these services until further notice.

  • Our staff will be in contact with people in NSW to provide an update.

The safety of people we support and our employees is our highest priority.

  • You may be aware of the COVID-19 Disaster Payment announced by the Australian Government.

The Prime Minister has announced that people who receive welfare payments may be able to apply for a top-up payment of $200 if they have lost more than 8 hours of work. To check your eligibility and for further information about the COVID-19 Disaster Payments, please contact Services Australia directly on 1800 22 66.

Our friendly team at Endeavour Foundation are unable to provide further information or guidance on payments provided by Services Australia.

We will continue to closely follow government guidance and advice and will keep you informed of any changes as soon as possible.

You can continue to monitor NSW Government directives .

Please call our COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006 to speak to a registered nurse if you have any COVID-19 health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


18th August 2021: QLD COVID-19 Update

Good news! Some of the restrictions covering the 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South East Queensland are easing from 4pm Friday 20 August… 2 days earlier than planned.

Whilst the movement and density restrictions are easing, there will still be a number of restrictions in place for at least the next week, including the wearing of masks.

Restrictions covering Cairns and Yarrabah will be easing to be in line with the Rest of Queensland.

You can view the Queensland Government Roadmap to easing restrictions here.

Masks

You must carry a mask with you at all times. A mask covering the nose and mouth must be worn:

  • Public transport and rideshares: must wear a mask including whilst waiting for the transport in a public space such as a bus stop, train station or taxi rank.
  • Outdoors: you must wear a mask when you are unable to stay 1.5m apart from people who are not part of your household.
  • Indoors: you must wear a mask in indoor spaces (including workplaces, but not your own home) unless it is unsafe, or you can stay 1.5m apart from people.
  • Schools: Masks must be worn by teachers, staff and high school students.

Anyone outside of South East Queensland must always carry a mask and wear it if social distancing cannot be safely maintained.

For more information on masks please view our easy read.

Home

We are continuing with our Limited Measures directions. Non-essential visitors are now permitted, face masks are to be worn at all times, and people we support are able leave home for work, community activity or family events – however it is advised to continue to limit your movements throughout this time.

Visitors to the homes will be limited to 30 people, including residents of the home.
Support workers in the home must wear a mask when it is safe to do so and when you cannot physically distance.

Practice Bulletin: please refer to the Limited Measures bulletin and FAQs.

Staff: Our home staff are considered essential workers, so please continue to attend your allocated shifts as normal. If you are feeling unwell or are required to isolate due to a COVID-19 test or contact tracing check, contact your manager and rostering@endeavour.com.au

Work

Our worksites will continue to operate, following the density and mask restrictions.

Masks

All staff and Supported Employees must continue to carry a mask at all times and wear it indoors when you cannot physically distance.

Exemptions apply to people with medical conditions so managers, please use your discretion and put the immediate comfort and health of the person first.

Community

Our Learning & Lifestyle hubs will continue to operate with density and mask restrictions in place.

Masks

All staff and people we support must continue to carry a mask at all times and wear it indoors when you cannot physically distance.

Exemptions apply to people with medical conditions so managers, please use your discretion and put the immediate comfort and health of the person first.

If you have any questions or concerns about the virus, please call our 24/7 COVID-19 hotline staffed by nurses on 1800 983 006.


16th August 2021: Further lockdown extension impacts on Victorian services

In a bid to reduce community transmission of the Delta strain of COVID-19, the Victorian Government have announced a week-long extension to the Greater Melbourne lockdown restrictions.

This lockdown, which began at 8pm Thursday 5 August, will continue until at least 11.59pm Thursday 2 September.

These lockdown measures include changes to public gatherings, visitors to the home and movement around the community.

From 8pm Thursday 5 August until 11.59pm Thursday 2 September, 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
  • Exercising (you can leave for two hours of exercise with only one other person)
  • Providing education or essential work (permits are required)
  • Getting vaccinated

A curfew is also in place from 9pm until 5am. This will be in affect from 11.59pm Monday 16 August until at least 11.59pm Thursday 2 September.

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 lockdown.

Impacts to our Endeavour Foundation Services in Victoria:

  • Business Solutions Keon Park, Oakleigh, Kew

Supported Employees are advised NOT to attend work until Friday 3 September.

Our staff will be in contact with Supported Employees to provide an update throughout the week.

Staff at these sites, who are deemed Authorised Workers, must follow the instructions of their leaders and are to follow the following conditions:

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

We will be in touch with all staff at our worksites with information about the Authorised Worker Permit.

  • Learning & Lifestyle (L&L) hub, Keon Park
  • QArt - Kew

Our L&L hub at Keon Park and our QArt Studio and Gallery in Kew will be temporarily closed until Friday 3 September.

People we support are advised not to attend Keon Park L&L and QArt until Friday 3 September.

Our staff at our Learning & Lifestyle service and QArt are not deemed essential workers under the government directives. Therefore, they must not attend L&L or QArt to work on site. They may opt to work at the EFIs on essential work that may be scheduled during this time. Please contact your leader.

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

Impacts our Community Solutions Group (CSG) services in Victoria

  • BRACE Education and Training – Vocational Education and Foundation Skills programs
  • SkillsPlus Jobactive, DES and TTW
  • Support Coordination and Behaviour Support Practitioners
  • NDCO – No change to remote working arrangements

Our SkillsPlus, BRACE and CSG sites will be closed, and all staff are advised to work virtually.

For more information

We will be closely following government guidance and advice over the coming days and will assess again when this decision is updated.

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

Information on how to book your vaccination

To book your vaccination, please visit.

It’s important to note, vaccination is only one of the ways to protect yourself against getting COVID-19. Everyone, even people who are fully vaccinated, need to continue to follow the government lockdown advice. 

People who are vaccinated are still able to get sick from the virus and can also pass it on to other people.

You can continue to monitor Victorian Government health directives and exposure sites.

Please call our COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006 to speak to a registered nurse if you have any COVID-19 health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


11th August 2021: COVID-19 Update – Cairns and Yarrabah lockdown ending

Great news! The Queensland Government has announced the lockdown for the Cairns and Yarrabah regions is ending at 4pm today!

While the lockdown measures have ended, mask wearing and gathering restrictions will apply to all areas in the Cairns and Yarrabah region.

Masks

People in Cairns, Yarrabah and South East Queensland must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times:

  • Outdoors: (including public transport and rideshare) unless alone or with members of your household, eating or drinking, doing strenuous exercise, or it is unsafe.
  • Indoors: including workplaces (even where physical distancing is possible) unless it is unsafe, or you are working alone in a closed office.

Anyone outside of these areas must always carry a mask and wear it if social distancing cannot be safely maintained.

For more information on masks please view our easy read.

Home

We are lifting our Staying in Place restrictions for our Supported Independent Living homes. From 4pm today (Wednesday 11 August), we will be reinstating the Limited Measures directions.

Non-essential visitors are now permitted, face masks are to be worn at all times, and people we support are able leave home for work, community activity or family events. However, it is advised to continue to limit your movements throughout this time.

Visitors to the homes will be limited to 10 people, including residents of the home.

Support workers in the home must wear a mask when it is safe to do so and when you cannot physically distance.

Practice Bulletin: please refer to the Limited Measures bulletin and FAQs.

Staff: Our home staff are considered essential workers, so please continue to attend your allocated shifts as normal. If you are feeling unwell or are required to isolate due to a COVID-19 test or contact tracing check, contact your manager and rostering@endeavour.com.au

Work

We are looking forward to welcoming our supported employees back to our Cairns Business Solutions worksite from tomorrow (Thursday 12 August).

Masks

All staff and Supported Employees must continue to carry a mask at all times and wear it indoors and outside when it is safe to do so, and you cannot physically distance.

Exemptions apply to people with medical conditions so managers, please use your discretion and put the immediate comfort and health of the person first.

Community

We are looking forward to welcoming our supported employees back to our Cairns Learning and Lifestyle hub from tomorrow (Thursday 12 August).

Masks

All staff and people we support must continue to carry a mask at all times and wear it indoors and outside when it is safe to do so, and you cannot physically distance.

Community Solutions Group

Our CSG services will be reopening in the affected areas, and all staff are advised to confirm their working arrangements with their leader. Home visits will be recommencing, with social distancing measures in place.

Apprentices and Trainees will be directed to contact their Host Employers and Field Representatives if they have any questions or concerns.

Masks

All staff, trainees and apprentices must continue to carry a mask at all times and wear it indoors and outside when it is safe to do so, and you cannot physically distance.

If you have any questions or concerns about the virus, please call our 24/7 COVID-19 hotline staffed by nurses on 1800 983 006.


11th August 2021: COVID-19 Update – Lockdown extension impacts on Victorian services

In a bid to reduce community transmission of the Delta strain of COVID-19, the Victorian Government have announced a week-long extension to the Greater Melbourne lockdown restrictions.

This lockdown, which began at 8pm Thursday 5 August, will continue until at least 11.59pm Thursday 19 August.

These lockdown measures include changes to public gatherings, visitors to the home and movement around the community. From 8pm Thursday 5 August until 11.59pm Thursday 19 August, 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
  • Exercising (you can leave for two hours of exercise)
  • Providing education or essential work
  • Getting 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 lockdown.

    How this will impact our services in Victoria

    • Business Solutions Keon Park, Oakleigh, Kew

    Supported Employees are advised NOT to attend work until Friday 20 August.

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

    Staff at these sites are to follow the instructions of their leaders. Staff may be able to attend a work site for essential work that is scheduled, under the following conditions:

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

       

    • Learning & Lifestyle (L&L) hub, Keon Park
    • QArt - Kew

    Our L&L hub at Keon Park and our QArt Studio and Gallery in Kew will be temporarily closed until Friday 20 August.

    People we support are advised not to attend Keon Park L&L and QArt until Friday 20 August.

    Our staff at our Learning & Lifestyle service and QArt are not deemed essential workers under the government directives. Therefore, they must not attend L&L or QArt to work on site. They may opt to work at the EFIs on essential work that may be scheduled during this time. Please contact your leader.

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

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

    • BRACE Education and Training – Vocational Education and Foundation Skills programs
    • SkillsPlus Jobactive, DES and TTW
    • Support Coordination and Behaviour Support Practitioners
    • NDCO – No change to remote working arrangements

    Our SkillsPlus, BRACE and CSG sites will be closed, and all staff are advised to work virtually.

    For more information

    We will be closely following government guidance and advice over the coming days and will assess again when this decision is updated.

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

    Information on how to book your vaccination.

    To book your vaccination, please visit the VIC Government website.

    It’s important to note, vaccination is only one of the ways to protect yourself against getting COVID-19. Everyone, even people who are fully vaccinated, need to continue to follow the government lockdown advice.

    People who are vaccinated are still able to get sick from the virus and can also pass it on to other people.

    You can continue to monitor Victorian Government health directives and exposure sites.

    Please call our COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006 to speak to a registered nurse if you have any COVID-19 health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


    8th August 2021: 3-day lockdown for Cairns and Yarrabah

    The Queensland Government has announced a 3-day lockdown from 4pm Sunday 8 August to 4pm Wednesday 11 August for the Cairns and Yarrabah regions.

    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 4pm Sunday 8 August until after 4pm Wednesday 11 August, you must stay at home unless you are:

    • buying essentials, such as groceries or medications
    • working or studying if you can’t do either from home
    • exercising in your local area
    • obtaining healthcare or are providing help, care or support
    • getting vaccinated

    Face coverings / masks

    A mask covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times:

    • Outdoors: (including public transport and rideshare) unless: alone or with members of your household; eating or drinking; doing strenuous exercise or it is unsafe.
    • Indoors: including workplaces (even where physical distancing is possible) unless it is unsafe, or you are working alone in a closed office.

    The safety of people we support and staff is the highest priority. We will be closely following government advice over the coming days and will inform you of any changes and their impact as soon as possible.

    You can continue to monitor Queensland Government health directives.

    Essential work and work-related travel

    All work travel will need to be cancelled until Thursday 12 August and any of our team currently away from their Cairns homes should return as soon as possible.

    This excludes staff who provide direct support to people in these areas. They are considered an essential worker and exempt from this government directive. If you need to self-isolate, please contact your leader and rostering team ASAP.

    Staff who will continue to provide support during this period will need to download a letter regarding work-related essential travel.

    Please remember to complete the Staff Screening Tool at the beginning and end of every shift. If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions on this tool you must isolate immediately and call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006.

    Please make sure you continue to adhere to:

    • ongoing and thorough cleaning of all sites, including high touch areas, furniture and equipment and site vehicles to minimise the risk of infection.
    • COVIDsafe practices, including hand washing, regular use of sanitiser where appropriate, safe sneezing or coughing practices, and social distancing.

    Additionally, if you or anyone we support shows any signs of COVID-19 symptoms, please call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 983 006 immediately.

    How does this lockdown impact our Home supports in Cairns area?

    Due to this most recent development, we have decided to reinstate our Staying in Place health directives for all Endeavour Foundation homes in the Cairns and Yarrabah areas. The Staying in Place measures mean people must stay at home unless leaving for medical appointments or to get vaccinated. Non-essential visitors are not allowed at this time.

    Staying in Place measures will commence from 4pm Sunday 8 August until at least 4pm Wednesday 11 August.

    Requirements for Home Staff

    Staff who work within our Homes will be required to wear face masks for the duration of their shift.

    In-Home Support will continue, with appropriate use of masks and PPE

    If the people we support choose, Community Access support may continue to be provided for the following reasons, with appropriate use of face masks:

    • to attend medical appointments,
    • to purchase groceries or medications,
    • for 1:1 exercise in an outdoor area, and
    • for support at home to manage the lockdown measures.

    However, In-Home Support and Community Access people may also freely choose to cancel shifts for this period.

    How does this lockdown impact our Business Solutions sites in Cairns and Yarrabah?

    Supported employees from the following sites are advised not to attend work until Thursday 12 August:

    • Cairns EFI - 52-54 Aumuller Street, Portsmith

    Our staff will contact all supported employees in Queensland to provide an update.

    Some of our Business Solutions sites are open for essential work. All staff attending work must follow the instructions of their leaders and these 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
    • Notify your leader ASAP if you are unwell
    • Notify your leader if you or a close contact are waiting on COVID-19 test result.

    How does this lockdown impact our Learning and Lifestyle (L&L) hub in Cairns?

    The following L&L hub will be temporarily closed from Monday 9 August, reopening Thursday 12 August:

    • Cairns L&L - 37-43 Hoare Street, Manunda

    People we support are advised not to attend these services until Thursday 12 August.

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

    How does this lockdown impact our Community Solutions Group (CSG) services in Cairns and Yarrabah?

    Our CSG services will be closed in the affected areas, and all staff are advised to move to work from home arrangements. No home visits will be conducted unless essential.

    Apprentices and Trainees will be directed to contact their Host Employers and Field

    Representatives if they have any questions or concerns.

    How does this lockdown impact our vaccination program?

    Getting vaccinated is one of the best defences against COVID-19 and is one of the essential reasons to leave your home during this lockdown.

    All staff and people attending the vaccination hubs are required to wear a face mask.

    Our in-reach vaccination program will also continue throughout this lockdown period.

    If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19, please call our COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006, which is open 24/7 and staffed by nurses.


    8th August 2021: QLD COVID-19 Update

    Good news! The Queensland Government has announced the lockdown in South East Queensland will end at 4pm Sunday 8 August.

    While the lockdown measures have ended, mask wearing and gathering restrictions will apply to all areas of South East Queensland.

    Ekka public holiday

    Sadly, the Ekka has been cancelled this year and the Ekka Show public holidays in the Brisbane City Council, Ipswich City Council, Scenic Rim Regional Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council areas have been postponed to later in the year. However, the Redland City Council and Logan City Council will keep the Ekka Public Holiday on Monday 9 August for their local government areas despite the Ekka being cancelled.

    This means that all Business Solutions sites and Learning & Lifestyle (L&L) hubs will be open as normal this week, except Alexandra Hills and Kingston L&Ls which will close for the Monday 9 August public holiday.

    Masks

    Anyone in the South East Queensland must continue to carry a mask whenever you leave home and wear it indoors, including workplaces, and outdoors where it is safe, and you can’t physically distance.

    Anyone outside of South East Queensland must always carry a mask and wear it if social distancing cannot be safely maintained.

    For more information on masks please view our easy read.

    Home

    We are lifting our Staying in Place restrictions for our Supported Independent Living homes. From 4pm Sunday 8 August, we will be reinstating the Limited Measures directions.

    Non-essential visitors are now permitted, face masks are to be worn at all times, and people we support are able leave home for work, community activity or family events – however it is advised to continue to limit your movements throughout this time.

    Visitors to the homes will be limited to 10 people, including residents of the home.

    Support workers in the home must wear a mask when it is safe to do so and when you cannot physically distance.

    Practice Bulletin: please refer to the Limited Measures bulletin and FAQs.

    Staff: Our home staff are considered essential workers, so please continue to attend your allocated shifts as normal. If you are feeling unwell or are required to isolate due to a COVID-19 test or contact tracing check, contact your manager and rostering@endeavour.com.au

    Work

    We are looking forward to welcoming our supported employees back to our temporarily suspended South East Queensland worksites from Monday 9 August 2021.

    Masks
    All staff and Supported Employees must continue to carry a mask at all times and wear it indoors and outside when it is safe to do so and you cannot physically distance.

    Exemptions apply to people with medical conditions so managers, please use your discretion and put the immediate comfort and health of the person first.

    Community

    We look forward to welcoming people we support back to our South East Qld L&L hubs from Monday 9 August 2021.

    Please note that Alexandra Hills and Kingston L&L hubs will be closed for the Ekka public holiday on Monday 9 August. This is because the Redland and Logan City Council did not reschedule the Ekka Holiday for their regions, despite the Ekka being cancelled.

    Masks
    All staff and people we support must continue to carry a mask at all times and wear it indoors and outside when it is safe to do so and you cannot physically distance.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns about the virus, please call our 24/7 COVID-19 hotline staffed by nurses on 1800 983 006.


    5th August 2021: Latest COVID-19 Update – Victoria services

    In a bid to reduce community transmission of the delta strain of COVID-19, the Victorian Government have announced a 7-day lockdown.

    This lockdown is due to commence from 8pm tonight (Thursday 5 August) until at least Thursday 12 August 2021.

    These lockdown measures include changes to public gathering, visitors to the home and movement around the community. From 8pm tonight Thursday 5 August until at least 11.59pm Thursday 12 August, 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 within 5kms of residence)
    • 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

31st July 2021: COVID-19 Alert

The Qld Government has announced a lock down for South East Qld from 4pm today, Saturday 31 July to 4pm Tuesday 3 August.

The safety of the people we support, employees and supported employees is the highest priority. We will be closely following government guidance and advice over the coming days and will inform you of any changes and their impacts as soon as possible.

COVID-19 restrictions have been applied in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):

  • Brisbane
  • Ipswich
  • Logan City
  • Moreton Bay
  • Redlands
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gold Coast
  • Noosa
  • Somerset
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Scenic Rim

Residents of these areas must stay at home except for:

  • Buying essential groceries or medications within 10km of home
  • Essential work - if you can’t work from home
  • Exercise within 10km of home, with one member of your household
  • Healthcare (including COVID-19 tests and vaccinations) or to assist a vulnerable person
  • Children of essential workers, and vulnerable children, may attend school or childcare.

No visitors are allowed to people’s homes, except to help vulnerable people. This exemption covers support workers.

Places of worship and non-essential businesses are closed.

Face coverings / masks:

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

You can continue to monitor Queensland Government health directives.

Essential work and work-related travel

All work travel will need to be cancelled until 4pm on Tuesday 3 August for people living in the affected Local Government Areas.

This excludes staff who provide direct support to people in these LGAs – as they are an essential worker and exempt from this government directive. If you need to self-isolate, please contact your leader and rostering team ASAP.

For any staff that will continue to provide support during this period, click here for a letter regarding work-related essential travel.

Please remember the Staff Screening Tool which must be completed at the beginning and end of every shift. If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions on this tool you must isolate immediately and call the COVID 19 hotline on 1800 983 006.

Please make sure you continue to adhere to:

  • ongoing and thorough cleaning of all sites, including high touch areas, furniture and equipment and site vehicles to minimise the risk of infection.
  • COVIDSafe practices, including hand washing, regular use of sanitiser where appropriate, safe sneezing or coughing practices, and social distancing.

Additionally, if you or anyone we support shows any signs of COVID-19 symptoms, please call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 983 006 immediately.

Impacts to Support Centre

All staff who would normally access our Support Centre between 4pm on Saturday 31st of July and 4pm on Tuesday 3rd August, will be required to work from home on these days.

If you do not have all you need to complete your job during this time, please communicate with your team leader about arrangements to pick up your equipment. ICT have requested that you DO NOT remove your monitor or docking stations from Support Centre or our other offices.

Impacts to Community Solutions Group

All staff who would normally access the Cannon Hill or Bokarina offices between 4pm on Saturday 31st of July and 4pm on Tuesday 3rd August, will be required to work from home on these days.

If you do not have all you need to complete your job during this time, please communicate with your team leader about arrangements to pick up your equipment.

Apprentices and Trainees will be directed to contact their Host Employers and Field Representatives if they have any questions or concerns.

How does this lockdown impact our Home supports in Queensland?

Due to this most recent development, we have reinstated our Staying in Place measures for all Endeavour Foundation homes in the affected Local Government Areas, in keeping with the Queensland Government public health directive.

Staying in Place measures mean people must stay at home except to access medical treatment or vaccinations, and non-essential visitors are not allowed at this time.

These measures apply from 4pm on Saturday 31st July until 4pm on Tuesday 3rd August.

Requirements for Home Staff

Staff who work within one of our Homes will be required to wear masks for the duration of their shift.

Community Access

If someone would normally participate in Community Access between 4pm Saturday 31st July and 4pm Tuesday 3 August, those supports will be delivered in their home, with the exception of pre-booked vaccinations or healthcare appointments or to purchase essential groceries and medications.

In-Home Support will continue, with appropriate use of masks and PPE. However, In Home Support and Community Access participants may also freely choose to cancel shifts for this period.

How does this lockdown impact our Business Solutions sites in Queensland?

Supported employees from the following sites are advised not to attend work until Wednesday 4th of August:

  • Wacol
  • Geebung
  • Kippa-Ring (Redcliffe)
  • Maroochydore
  • Southport
  • Burleigh Heads

Our staff will contact all supported employees in the affected areas to provide an update, if there are any changes.

Staff are asked to follow the directions of their leaders about attending work.

How does this lockdown impact our Learning and Lifestyle (L&L) hubs in Queensland?

Our following L&L hubs will be closed until Wednesday 4th of August:

  • Redcliffe
  • Windsor
  • Coopers Plains
  • Alex Hills
  • Kingston
  • Ipswich
  • Caboolture (Morayfield)
  • Lawnton
  • Tewantin (Noosaville)
  • Bokarina
  • Nambour
  • Mermaid Waters
  • Labrador

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

How does this lockdown impact our Community Solutions Group (CSG) services in South East Queensland?

Our CSG services will be closed in the affected areas, and all staff are advised to move to working from home arrangements. This includes staff working in:

  • Bokarina
  • Nambour
  • Maroochydore
  • Caloundra
  • Cannon Hill

No home visits will be conducted unless essential.

We will be monitoring Queensland Government announcements over and will keep you informed.

The safety of people we support, and staff is the highest priority. We will be closely following government advice over the coming days and situation on an ongoing basis.

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

How does this lockdown impact our Vaccination Hubs?

Our in-reach vaccination program will continue throughout this

Advice on the Redcliffe Pop-Up Clinic will be provided on Monday

You can continue to monitor the Queensland Government health directives.

If you have any questions or concerns about the virus, please call COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006. The hotline is staffed by nurses.


28th July 2021: NSW Government announces a 4-week extension to lockdown measures

The New South Wales Government announced today an additional four-week extension of the lockdown measures to further reduce community transmission of COVID-19 in the Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast regions.

At this stage, the restrictions will be in place until at least midnight Friday 27 August but could be extended if the rates of community transmission do not decrease.

The lockdown measures include restrictions on public gatherings, restricting visitors to your home and movement around the community.

People from Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast, you must stay at home unless:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household per day within 10km of your residence)
  • Caregiving or compassionate reasons
  • Exercise (outside with a maximum group size of 2)
  • Permitted education, medical care and essential workers

Face coverings / masks:

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

How does this update impact Business Solution worksites in NSW?

  • Seven Hills, Castle Hill and Mount Druitt

Supported Employees are advised NOT to attend work until further notice.

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

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

  • Check-in upon arriving using the QR Codes
  • Wear full PPE at all times
  • Following screening procedures including, temperature testing throughout the day
  • Notify your leader ASAP if you have been to a designated exposure site

How does this update impact our Learning and Lifestyle (L&L) hub in NSW?

  • Castle Hill

Our L&L hub will be closed until further notice.
People we support are advised not to attend these services until further notice.
Our staff will be in contact with people in NSW to provide an update.

The safety of people we support and our employees is our highest priority.

You may be aware of the COVID-19 Disaster Payment announced by the Australian Government.

The Prime Minister has announced that people who receive welfare payments may be able to for a top-up payment of $200 if they have lost more than 8 hours work from next Tuesday, 3 August. To check your eligibility and for further information about the COVID-19 Disaster Payments, please contact Services Australia directly on 1800 22 66.

Our friendly team at Endeavour Foundation are unable to provide further information or guidance on payments provided by Services Australia.

We will continue to closely follow government guidance and advice and will keep you informed of any changes as soon as possible.

You can continue to monitor NSW Government directives here.

Please call our COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006 to speak to a registered nurse if you have any COVID-19 health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


27th July 2021: COVID-19 Update – Lockdown ending, but restriction continue for Victorian services

Good News. The Victorian (VIC) Government has announced that the lockdown will be easing from midnight Tuesday 27 July.

Whilst this means that people of Victoria no longer need to follow the lockdown restrictions, some restrictions such as mask wearing and gathering restrictions continue to apply from Wednesday 28 July, until further notice.

Masks

Anyone in Victoria must continue to carry a mask whenever you leave home and wear it indoors, including workplaces, where it is safe, and you can’t physically distance.

For more information on masks please view our easy read.

Impacts on our Victorian Services

Business Solutions - Keon Park, Oakleigh and Kew

We are looking forward to welcoming our supported employees back to our temporarily suspended worksites from Wednesday 28 July.

Supported Employees and other staff are reminded to carry a mask when leaving home and wear it when indoors and outdoors, as long as it is safe to do so, where they cannot physically distance.

Supported Employees and other staff are reminded to be aware of the density levels and signage around the worksite, and to ensure social distancing requirements are followed at all times.

If Supported Employees have any questions, are feeling unwell or have been told to isolate at home by VIC Health, please contact your site manager or employment coach.

Learning and Lifestyle (L&L) hub - Keon Park
QArt - Kew

We look forward to welcoming the people we support back to our Lifestyle and Learning hub and QArt Gallery and Studio from Wednesday 28 July.

All people we support in these areas must continue to carry to mask when leaving home and wear it when indoors and outdoors when it is safe to do so and they can’t socially distance.

People we support are reminded to be aware of the density levels and signage around the hub and the QArt gallery and studio, and to ensure social distancing requirements are followed at all times.

If you have questions, are feeling unwell or have been asked to isolate at home by VIC Health, please contact your L&L manager.

Our Community Solutions Group (CSG) services in Victoria

• BRACE Education and Training – Vocational Education and Foundation Skills programs
• SkillsPlus Jobactive, DES and TTW
• Support Coordination and Behaviour Support Practitioners
• NDCO – No change to remote working arrangements

CSG sites will be open for staff on Wednesday 28 July. Please contact your leader to confirm your working arrangement.

Students and jobseekers/participants should only attend sites in exceptional circumstances, and we can adhere to capacity limits. Please contact your service to confirm ongoing arrangements.

All BRACE training programs will continue with a blended delivery approach.

For more information

We will be closely following government guidance and advice.

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

You can continue to monitor Victorian Government health directives and exposure sites.

Read more about what you can and cannot do and a full breakdown of the restrictions.

Information on how to book your vaccination.

To book your vaccination, please visit VIC Government website.

It’s important to note, vaccination is only one of the ways to protect yourself against getting COVID-19. Everyone, even people who are fully vaccinated need to continue to follow the government lockdown advice.

People who are vaccinated are still able to get sick from the virus and can also pass it onto other people.

Please call our COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006 to speak to a registered nurse if you have any COVID-19 health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


20th July 2021: COVID-19 Update – Lockdown extension impacts on Victorian services lockdown measures

In a bid to reduce community transmission of the Delta strain of COVID-19, the Victorian Government have announced a week-long extension to the lockdown restrictions.

This lockdown which began at midnight Thursday 15 July, will continue until at least midnight Tuesday 27 July.

These lockdown measures include changes to public gatherings, visitors to the home and movement around the community. From 11.59pm Thursday 15 July until 11.59pm Tuesday 27 July, 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
  • Exercising (you can leave for two hours of exercise)
  • Providing education or essential work
  • Getting 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 lockdown.

How this will impact our services in Victoria

  • Business Solutions Keon Park, Oakleigh, Kew

Supported Employees are advised NOT to attend work until Wednesday 28 July.

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

Staff at these sites are to follow the instructions of their leaders. Staff may be able to attend a work site for essential work that is scheduled, under the following conditions:

  • Check-in upon arriving using the QR Codes
  • Wear full PPE must be worn at all times
  • Follow screening procedures including, temperature testing throughout the day
  • Notify your leader ASAP if you have been to a designated exposure site
  • Learning & Lifestyle (L&L) hub, Keon Park
  • QArt - Kew

Our L&L hub at Keon Park and our QArt Studio and Gallery in Kew will be temporarily closed until Wednesday 28 July.

People we support are advised not to attend Keon Park L&L and QArt until Wednesday 28 July next week.

Our staff at our Learning & Lifestyle service and QArt are not deemed essential workers under the government directives. Therefore, they must not attend L&L or QArt work on site. They may however opt to work at the EFIs on essential work that may be scheduled during this time. Please contact your leader.

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 Education and Training – Vocational Education and Foundation Skills programs
  • SkillsPlus Jobactive, DES and TTW
  • Support Coordination and Behaviour Support Practitioners
  • NDCO – No change to remote working arrangements

Our SkillsPlus, BRACE and CSG sites will be closed, and all staff are advised to work virtually.

For more information

We will be closely following government guidance and advice over the coming days and will assess again when this decision is updated.

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

Information on how to book your vaccination.

To book your vaccination, please visit VIC Gov

It’s important to note, vaccination is only one of the ways to protect yourself against getting COVID-19. Everyone, even people who are fully vaccinated need to continue to follow the government lockdown advice. People who are vaccinated are still able to get sick from the virus and can also pass it onto other people.

You can continue to monitor Victorian Government health directives and exposure sites.

Please call our COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006 to speak to a registered nurse if you have any COVID-19 health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


14th July 2021: COVID-19 Update – NSW Government announced an extension to lockdown measures

The New South Wales Government announced today an additional two-week extension of the lockdown measures to further reduce community transmission of COVID-19 in the Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast regions.

At this stage, the restrictions will be in place until at least midnight Friday 30 July but could be extended if the rates of community transmission do not decrease.

The lockdown measures include restrictions on public gatherings, visitors to your home and movement around the community.

People from Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast, you must stay at home unless:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household per day)
  • Caregiving or compassionate reasons
  • Exercise (outside with a maximum group size of 2)
  • Permitted education, medical care and essential workers

Face coverings / masks:

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

How does this update impact Business Solution worksites in NSW

  • Seven Hills, Castle Hill and Mount Druitt

Supported Employees are advised NOT to attend work until further notice

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

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

  • Check-in upon arriving using the QR Codes
  • Wear full PPE at all times
  • Following screening procedures including, temperature testing throughout the day
  • Notify your leader ASAP if you have been to a designated exposure site

How does this update impact our Learning and Lifestyle (L&L) hub in NSW

  • Castle Hill

Our L&L hub will be closed until further notice.

People we support are advised not to attend these services until further notice.

Our staff will be in contact with people in NSW to provide an update.

The safety of people we support and our employees is the highest priority.

We will continue to closely follow government guidance and advice and will keep you informed of any changes as soon as possible.

You can continue to monitor NSW Government directives here

Also, please call our COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006 to speak to a registered nurse if you have any COVID-19 health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


07th July 2021: COVID-19 Update – NSW services

In a bid to reduce community transmission of COVID-19, the NSW Government has announced an extension for Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast regions.

These restrictions include a further seven-day lockdown in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast regions until midnight Friday 16 July.

Due to this, the Government has updated COVID-19 restrictions, including changes to public gatherings, visitors to the home and movement around the community. People from Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast, you must stay at home unless:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services
  • Caregiving or compassionate reasons
  • Exercise (outside with a maximum group size of 10)
  • Permitted education, medical care and essential workers

Face coverings / masks:

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

How does this update impact Business Solution worksites in NSW

  • Seven Hills, Castle Hill and Mount Druitt

Supported Employees are advised NOT to attend work until Monday 19 July.

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

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 does this update impact our Learning and Lifestyle (L&L) hub in NSW

  • Castle Hill

Our L&L hub will be closed until Monday 19 July.

People we support are advised not to attend these services until Monday 19 July.

Our staff will be in contact with people in NSW to provide an update.

The safety of our supported employees, people we support in community and our employees is the highest priority. We will continue to closely follow government guidance and advice and will keep you informed of any changes as soon as possible.

You can continue to monitor NSW Government directives here.

Also, please call our COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006 to speak to a registered nurse if you have any COVID-19 health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


3rd July 2021: COVID-19 QLD update

Good News! The Queensland Government has announced the lockdown covering Brisbane City and Moreton Bay areas will finish at 6pm today.

While the lockdown measures have ended mask wearing and gathering restrictions will apply to all areas of SE Queensland and Townsville.

Restrictions are still in place for our Supported Independent Living accommodation and there are requirements you need to follow, so keep reading for an update.

Masks

Anyone in the SE Queensland and Townsville areas must continue to carry a mask whenever you leave home and wear it indoors, including workplaces, where it is safe, and you can’t physically distance.

Anyone outside of SE Queensland and Townsville must always carry a mask and wear it if social distancing cannot be safely maintained.

For more information on masks please view our easy read.

Home

While the lockdown has lifted for the broader community, restrictions apply for our Supported Independent Living homes for at least another fortnight.

Non-essential visitors are not permitted during this time, however the people we support can leave home for work, community activity or family events – however it is advised to limit your movements throughout this time.

As a support worker in the home you must wear a mask when it is safe to do so and you cannot physically distance.

Practice Bulletin: please refer to the Safer at Home HD bulletin and FAQs.

Staff: Our home staff are considered essential workers, so please continue to attend your allocated shifts as normal. If you are feeling unwell or are required to isolate due to a COVID-19 test or contact tracing check, contact your manager and rostering@endeavour.com.au

Work

We are looking forward to welcoming our supported employees back to our temporarily suspended SE Queensland worksites from Monday 5 July 2021.

In Townsville, the return to work will be on Tuesday 6 July due to the Show Day public holiday.  Anyone attending the Show is reminded to be COVIDSafe - wear a mask, maintain social distancing and remember to wash your hands regularly.

Masks

All staff and Supported Employees must continue to carry a mask at all times and wear it indoors when it is safe to do so and you cannot physically distance.

Exemptions apply to people with medical conditions so managers, please use your discretion and put the immediate comfort and health of the person first.

Community

We look forward to welcoming the people we support back to our SE Queensland Lifestyle and Learning hubs from Monday 5 July 2021.

Anyone attending the Townsville Show on the Show Day public holiday (Monday 5 July) is reminded to be COVIDSafe – wear a mask, maintain social distancing and wash your hands regularly. We look forward to seeing you back at the Townsville L&L on Tuesday 6 July.

Masks

All staff and people we support must continue to carry a mask whenever you leave home and wear it when indoors, apart from in your own home or when you cannot socially distance outside.


2nd July 2021: COVID-19 QLD update

The Queensland Government announced this morning that the lockdown measures will be extended for another 24 hours for people in the Brisbane City and Moreton Bay areas.

While the lockdown measures have ended for the people in the Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Lockyer Valley, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Townsville areas, some restrictions, including masks do still apply.

Restrictions are still in place for our Supported Independent Living accommodation and there are still some requirements you need to follow, so keep reading for an update.

Masks

Anyone in Brisbane City and Moreton Bay areas must carry a mask with them and wear at all times when you leave home, when it is safe, and you can’t physically distance.

Anyone inside SE Queensland and Townsville who isn’t in Brisbane City or Moreton Bay must continue to carry a mask whenever you leave home and wear it indoors, including workplaces where it is safe, and you can’t physically distance.

Anyone outside of SE Queensland and Townsville must always carry a mask and wear it if when social distancing cannot be safely maintained.

Home

While the lockdown has lifted for the broader community, with the exception of Brisbane City and Moreton Bay, restrictions apply for our Supported Independent Living homes for at least another week.

Non-essential visitors are not permitted during this time, however the people we support can leave their home for work, community activity or family events.

As a support worker in the home you must wear a mask when it is safe to do so and you cannot physically distance.

Practice Bulletin: please refer to the Safer at Home HD bulletin and FAQs

Brisbane City and Moreton Bay areas: For accommodation settings with Brisbane City and Moreton Bay, the Stay at Home measures will still apply until at least 6pm tomorrow (Saturday 3 July 2021).

Staff: Our home staff are considered essential workers, so please continue to attend your allocated shifts as normal. If you are feeling unwell or are required to isolate due to a COVID-19 test or contact tracing check, contact your manager and rostering@endeavour.com.au

Work

We are anticipating welcoming our Supported Employees back to our temporarily suspended worksites across SE Queensland and Townsville from Monday 5 July 2021. We will be in touch over the weekend to confirm the reopening.

Masks

All staff and Supported Employees must continue to carry a mask at all times and wear it indoors when it is safe to do so and you cannot physically distance.

Exemptions apply to people with medical conditions so managers, please use your discretion and put the immediate comfort and health of the person first and foremost.

Community

We are anticipating welcoming the people we support back to our temporarily suspended Learning and Lifestyle hubs across SE Queensland and Townsville from Monday 5 July 2021. We will be in touch over the weekend to confirm the reopening.

Masks

All staff and people we support must continue to carry a mask whenever you leave home and wear it when indoors (apart from in your own home) or when you cannot socially distance outside.

MASK WEARING

We understand that wearing a mask will be unusual and uncomfortable for some people. Please see our Easy Read on Mask Wearing and view some fun photos for you to display at your workplace or L&L.

Mask wearing


29th June 2021: COVID-19 Alert

The Queensland Government has announced a snap 3-day lockdown from 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 to 6pm Friday 2 July 2021 for the following South East Queensland and Townsville Local Government Areas (LGAs):

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Logan
  • Magnetic Island
  • Moreton
  • Noosa
  • Palm Island
  • Redlands
  • Scenic Rim
  • Somerset
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Townsville City

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 6pm tonight (Tuesday 29 June) until after 6pm Friday 2 July, you must stay at home unless:

  • to buy essentials such as groceries or medications
  • work or Study if you can’t do either from home
  • exercise in your local area
  • healthcare or to provide help, care or support
  • to get vaccinated

Face coverings / masks:

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

The safety of people we support, and staff is the highest priority. We will be closely following government advice over the coming days and will assess decisions on an ongoing basis. We will inform you of any changes and their impact as soon as possible.

You can continue to monitor Queensland Government health directives.

Essential work and work-related travel

All work travel will need to be cancelled for Wednesday 30 June, Thursday 1 July and Friday 2 July and any of our team currently away from their Queensland homes should return as soon as possible.

This excludes staff who provide direct support to people in these LGAs – as they are considered an essential worker and exempt from this government directive. If you need to self-isolate, please contact your leader and rostering team ASAP.

For any staff that will continue to provide support during this period, click here for a letter regarding work-related essential travel.

Please remember the Staff Screening Tool which must be completed at the beginning and end of every shift. If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions on this tool you must isolate immediately and call the COVID 19 hotline on 1800 983 006.

Please make sure you continue to adhere to:

  • ongoing and thorough cleaning of all sites, including high touch areas, furniture and equipment and site vehicles to minimise the risk of infection.
  • COVIDSafe practices, including hand washing, regular use of sanitiser where appropriate, safe sneezing or coughing practices, and social distancing.

Additionally, if you or anyone we support shows any signs of COVID-19 symptoms, please call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 983 006 immediately.

Impacts to Support Centre

All staff who would normally access our Support Centre on Wednesday 30 June, Thursday 1 July and Friday 2 July will be required to work from home on these days.

Please ensure you are home by 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 to meet the requirements of the government directive.

Please take all you need to complete your job during this time. ICT have requested that you DO NOT remove your monitor or docking stations from Support Centre.

Impacts to Community Solutions Group

All staff who would normally access the Bokarina office Wednesday 30 June, Thursday 1 July and Friday 2 July will be required to work from home on these days.

Please ensure you are home by 6pm on Tuesday 29 June 2021 to meet the requirements of the government directive.

Apprentices and Trainees will be directed to contact their Host Employers and Field Representatives if they have any questions or concerns.

How does this lockdown impact our Home supports in Queensland?

Due to this most recent development, we have decided to reinstate our Staying in Place measures for all Endeavour Foundation homes in the Greater Brisbane region. Staying in Place measures mean people must suspend all activities outside their home, except for essential support activities.

Visitor restrictions will be in place, with non-essential visitors restricted from entering the home.

Staying in Place measures will commence from 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 to 6pm Friday 2 July 2021.

Requirements for Home Staff

Staff who work within one of our Homes will be required to wear masks for the duration of their shift.

In-Home Support will continue, with appropriate use of masks and PPE.

Community Access support may continue to be provided for the following if the people we support chooses, with appropriate use of masks:

  • to attend medical appointments,
  • to purchase groceries or medications,
  • for 1:1 exercise in an outdoor area, and
  • for support at home to manage the lockdown measures.

However, In Home Support and Community Access people may also freely choose to cancel shifts for this period.

How does this lockdown impact our Business Solutions sites in Queensland?

Supported employees from the following sites are advised not to attend work until Monday 5 July:

  • Townsville
  • Maroochydore
  • Geebung
  • Redcliffe
  • Wacol
  • Burleigh
  • Southport

Our staff will contact all supported employees in Queensland to provide an update.

Staff are to follow the directions of their leaders about attending work. Some of our Business Solutions sites are open for essential work. All staff attending work must follow the instructions of their leaders and wear appropriate PPE. They can attend work under 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
  • Notify your leader ASAP if you are unwell
  • Notify your leader if you or a close contact are waiting on COVID-19 test result.

How does this lockdown impact our Learning and Lifestyle (L&L) hubs in Queensland?

Our following L&L hubs will be closed from 5pm Tuesday 29 June and will reopen Monday 5 July 2021.

  • Townsville
  • Lawnton
  • Windsor
  • Labrador
  • Mermaid Waters
  • Alex Hills
  • Redcliffe
  • Caboolture
  • Kawana Waters
  • Nambour
  • Noosa
  • Coopers Plains
  • Kingston
  • Ipswich

People we support are advised not to attend these services until Monday 5 July.

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

How does this lockdown impact our Community Solutions Group (CSG) services in Queensland?

Our CSG services will be closed in the affected areas, and all staff are advised to move to working from home arrangements. No home visits will be conducted unless essential.

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

The safety of people we support, and staff is the highest priority. We will be closely following government advice over the coming days and will assess the situation on an ongoing basis.

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

How does this lockdown impact our Vaccination Hubs?

Vaccination against COVID-19 is one of the best defences again the virus. As getting vaccinated is one the essential reasons you can leave your home during this lockdown, our vaccination hubs in Geebung and Toowoomba will continue.

All staff and people attending the vaccination hubs are required to wear a mask.

Our in-reach vaccination program will continue throughout this lockdown period.

You can continue to monitor the Queensland Government health directives.

If you have any questions or concerns about the virus, please call our 24/7 COVID-19 hotline on 1800 983 006. The hotline is staffed by nurses.


26th June 2021: NSW Greater Sydney Lockdown

In a bid to reduce community transmission of COVID-19, the NSW Government has announced further restriction for the Greater Sydney region.

The increased restrictions include a two-week lockdown in the Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast regions.

Due to this, the Government has updated COVID-19 restrictions, including changes to public gatherings, visitors to the home and movement around the community. Anyone from Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast, you must stay at home unless:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services
  • Caregiving or compassionate reasons
  • Exercise (outside with a maximum group size of 10)
  • Permitted education, medical care and essential workers

Face coverings or masks:

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

You are permitted to leave home to get your vaccination. Book your vaccination here. If you are leaving to be vaccinated, please remember to wear your mask.

Read more about what you can and cannot do during the two-week lockdown.

How this will impact our services in New South Wales

Business Solutions, Seven Hills, Castle Hill and Mount Druitt
  • Supported Employees must NOT attend work until Monday 12 July 2021.
  • Our staff will be in contact with all our supported employees in NSW to provide an update next week.
  • Our staff and contractors can still attend work under the essential worker directive but must follow strict COVID-Safe procedures including temperature testing throughout the day. PPE is to be worn at all times.
  • We will be monitoring NSW Government announcements over the coming days and will keep you informed.
Learning & Lifestyle, Castle Hill
  • Our Learning and Lifestyle Centre at Castle Hill will temporarily suspend services until Monday 12 July.
  • All people who we support at Castle Hill Learning and Lifestyle MUST NOT attend the service until Monday 12 July.
  • Our staff at our Learning & Lifestyle service are not deemed essential workers under the government directives. Therefore, they must not attend work.
  • We will be in contact with you again next week with an update.

The safety of our supported employees, people we support in the 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 week or when a decision is updated.

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

You can continue to monitor NSW Government health directives  and the updated exposure sites.

You are also welcomed to call our 24/7 COVID-19 hotline, which is staffed by nurses, on 1800 983 006.


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.