South Australian July 2021 Lockdown - Update for SACARE Staff

South Australia will be entering lockdown from 6pm tonight 20/07/2021 under level 5 restrictions.
Disability care services are essential so it is business as usual for our staff, unless you are experiencing COVID like symptoms or are required to quarantine. Head Office staff will be working from home unless required in the office for essential work.

Please see here for the latest exposure locations and, directions from SA Health.

In the event that you are required to self-isolate as per SA Health’s direction, SACARE will do our best to ensure you will not be financially disadvantaged (evidence from SA Health will be required)

Please find the following information in this email:

  • Service Delivery changes for Supported Accommodation
  • Service Delivery changes for In-Home and Community Services
All changes are effective from 6:00 pm Tuesday 20 July 2021.

Supported Accommodation:

  • Our established Covid Safe entry requirements will continue (including all staff to have their temperature checked at the commencement of each shift)
  • Face masks are now required for all support workers to wear during their shifts.
  • No visitors (including family and external allied health workers) will be allowed entry to any supported accommodation over the next seven days
  • In-house daily leisure activities will continue and be increased, including cooking, arts, crafts and boardgames.
  • We will provide the technology to ensure all external communication and telehealth appointments can be maintained.
  • THRIVE Services team will continue to service in-house allied-health participants, with community participants limited to in-home activities only.

In-Home and Community Services:

  • In-home community services are essential and will continue uninterrupted during this time.
  • Our coordinators and case manager will continue to contact clients in the community to ensure that you have everything that you need.
  • Face masks are now required for all support workers to wear during their shifts.
  • List of essential purposes to leave the home can be viewed here.
  • THRIVE Services are limited to in-home activities only.

If you have any questions or concerns about anything COVID-19 related please email quality@sacare.com.au