Learning & Lifestyle Hub
8th January 2021
The following restrictions are in place for all community-based services in these local government regions
- Moreton Bay
All In-Home Support and Community Access will Be temporarily suspended and only essential shifts will be maintained to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our customers.
All Learning and Lifestyle Centres within the Greater Brisbane Area, will temporarily suspend services until 6pm Monday 11 January 2021. This includes the regions of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan.
If any of your shifts are cancelled as a result of this directive, the rostering team will be in contact with you to see if we can arrange an alternate shift for you. You are also able to access Annual Leave and Long Service Leave (if entitled) or Leave Without Pay - COVID-19 for these shifts.
As you may be aware, another six cases of coronavirus have been confirmed as linked to a Brisbane youth detention centre in the Wacol area. Due to this, the Government has imposed some immediate restrictions on public gatherings and visitors to the home as well as an immediate requirement for further protective measures on all Disability Accommodation services in the greater Brisbane region.
Impact on In-Home Support, COMAC and Learning and Lifestyle Centres.
- All In-Home Support will continue as scheduled.
- COMAC supports will continue as scheduled unless they are scheduled for our Home customers. In this case if the support is considered essential, the support will be provided at Home and not within the community.
- There is currently no impact to our L&Ls and service will continue as usual.
However please note that effective immediately, you are required to wear a mask for the duration of your shift. We also ask you to make masks available to your customers should they also wish to wear a mask.
Please note that PPE stocks are currently being replenished. If you require PPE, please contact your manager or your WHS Business Partner.
We’d also like to remind everyone about 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 immediately call your manager or Workplace Health and Safety Business Partner for further advice.
Additionally, we’d like to remind everyone that if any of our customers start to show signs of any of the Covid-19 symptoms, please call the Covid-19 Hotline on 1800 983 006 immediately.