No doubt that you are aware of the recent update on the Covid lockdown which started at 6pm on Sunday January 31 in WA. The Perth Metro, South West and Peel region will be under lockdown for the coming five days. The people in these regions are required to stay home unless they are leaving for essential services. Aged care and disability services are considered as essential services. Thus, an employee of St Jude’s or Carers Plus will be exempted from the restrictions as long as you are travelling to and from work or engaging in any activity in community to support an aged person or person with disability.
I personally request your ongoing support to ensure our services run smoothly as we did 10 months ago. The management and I will ensure that you are provided with the necessary support during this difficult time.
I would like you to assist us in implementing the following guidelines in our service operations:
For clients and visitors to accommodation settings No visitors are permitted to enter our aged care facility, hostel and disability group homes unless they are an essential medical service provider or the visit is on compassionate grounds.
Residents are not allowed to leave the premises unless on medical grounds.
All residents will be provided with their essential needs by support staff and management team.
All visitors (only if they are an essential visitor should be given entry) must register on the visitor’s book with their name, date, time and phone number.
Social, Home & Community, and Allied Health Services
We will be continuing with all essential home care services, however, we will be cancelling all social and community outings.
Therapy and Support Coordination services are only provided if it can be provided via zoom or telephone unless it’s an essential service.
Carers Plus services will continue to operate as usual unless our Clients cancel their services.
We will be limiting staff movement between clients and various sites.
Staff are expected to report any concerns by calling us on 9279 3200.
Student placements and class room trainings are suspended until further notice.
Staff members are required to closely monitor clients for any Covid-19 symptom and immediately report any concerns to their supervisor.
Staff are required to wear mask during the entire shift (clients are not required to wear unless they chose to do so).
The management is required to maintain Covid -19 health register for staff and clients those who are reporting any symptoms of flu or Covid 19.
All offices will be open with receptionist. The office hours will be 9:00am-5:00pm.
Carers Plus Schedulers will be working from the office as usual.
The community service coordinators will be working from the office.
The Senior Coordinators, Managers and Administration staff will only need to visit the office for any important matters until Friday the 5th February.
The Managers and relevant coordinators will be available on their mobile.
I have great faith in our public system and I am confident with all of our help WA will be safe again. As always, I greatly appreciate your commitment to us.