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News 2 June, 2021

Continuing with Safe Care, Safe Support during the Snap Lockdown

As a community health and disability provider, CBCHS is an essential service and will continue to provide services during the snap lockdown that commenced at 11:59pm on Thursday, 27 May 2021.

We have been delivering COVID-safe services to our community for over 12 months and have everything in place to continue to support the health and wellbeing of our clients.

With established screening, PPE, infection control, and social distancing measures, we are well prepared to continue to deliver services with some modifications in line with restrictions. Following is a snapshot of the service models that will apply:

  • Health services – COVID-safe face-to-face services to continue with Telehealth (phone and video consultation) also an option.  Clients are required to wait in cars for onsite appointments, calling reception on 8587 0200 to advise of their arrival
  • Home visits – will continue with our staff wearing full PPE.  Visits will be limited to 30 minutes
  • Dental – services to continue for urgent dental treatment with Telehealth appointments available to support other clients where possible
  • NDIS Disability Services – COVID-safe services to continue onsite for those assessed as a priority for service supports
  • Group activities – Face-to-face groups to be temporarily suspended with Telehealth options offered where possible
  • Volunteering – Face-to-face volunteering to cease during the lockdown period with virtual volunteering to continue where possible.

⭐Please contact us on 8587 0200 to discuss the best service option to meet your needs⭐

To stay COVID-safe, clients and visitors are required to wear a facemask while attending our sites.

Strict infection control measures are in place for all on-site and client-facing services in line with our COVID-Safe Plan

General Coronavirus Information 

The link below provides an overview of the latest Victorian Government information and advice about Coronavirus – symptoms, testing and what to do to reduce the risk of infection.

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

COVID-19 Vaccination Information 

To find out if you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the current rollout, please visit https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

For information about COVID-19 vaccination, including High Volume Vaccination Clinics in our local area and across Victoria, please visit https://sephu.org/covid-vaccination/ 

If you are concerned that you are at risk of carrying Coronavirus, please contact the Department of Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 before attending a hospital emergency department or appointment.

For translated information on Coronavirus please click here.

To reduce the risk of contracting or spreading any virus, there are simple protective measures we can all take including:

  • Wear a mask when you can’t social distance
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Keep your distance from others – a social distance of at least 1.5m is recommended
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing and sneezing
  • Don’t touch your face