Our response to COVID-19
Given the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to update you on the steps we have taken to minimise impact on services and maintain the health and wellbeing of our participants, clients, volunteers and staff. As an organisation we acknowledge the significant impacts of COVID-19 on all our community.
Community Accessability is committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing for our participants, clients, volunteers, staff and contractors. In accordance with our duty of care we have implemented a Pandemic Policy which outlines our approach, processes and responsibilities to minimise and respond to the risks of COVID-19.
As stated by Federal and State Governments and their Chief Health Officers, vaccination is our best opportunity to return to the freedoms we previously enjoyed whilst ensuring the health and safety of community members. On Friday October 1, 2021 the Victorian Government advised that all “authorised workers” in Victoria will require their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by 15 October 2021 in order to continue working onsite. Furthermore, they will need to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021.
With this vaccine mandate from the Victorian Government, Community has prepared and implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all staff, volunteers and visitors to our worksites to be vaccinated, unless they have a valid and approved medical exemption, as per the Australian Government Department of Health list of permittable exemptions.
Please note, this may change pending Government advice. We will keep our community of participants, clients, volunteers and staff updated via direct email as the situation unfolds. We will continue to keep you updated via email and this page as the situation evolves, and welcome your comments and suggestions.
With the COVID-19 situation constantly changing, we are also assessing our client services daily. We recommend our community stays up to date by visiting the Australian Government Department of Health website for the latest information and updates. If you have any questions or concerns you can call the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 (please keep 000 for emergencies only).
Any participants, clients, volunteers and staff with symptoms should go get tested and let us know by phone so we can support you as well as ensure the wellbeing of other. We ask clients feeling unwell to please contact us to cancel your service.