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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for the Minda community

General News
25 Feb 2022

The broader South Australian community continues to experience peaks and troughs when it comes to the number of people testing positive to Covid, and so too does Minda. However, it has been pleasing to see a very low number of infection rates amongst our staff and clients over recent weeks. People have quickly recovered from the virus and returned to normal life.

It was fantastic to see so many people come together on the lawns at Minda for a get together yesterday, with everyone taking the opportunity to interact in a Covid-safe way and enjoy a BBQ and entertainment.

Now that the supply of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) has become more reliable, our boosted stock levels have allowed us to expand testing across our entire workforce as an added precaution. Because some people show no symptoms it provides us with a more accurate understanding of how many staff may have the virus and allows for an early response.

Our staff numbers have returned to near-normal numbers, which is terrific. It means the very few staff identified as a close contact of a positive virus case do not return to work for a 7-day period, without any impact on our ability to support clients.

Galway also continues to prove its effectiveness. We’ve seen recent examples where a client tests positive for the virus but because they were quickly relocated to Galway the other people living in a house did not become infected.

The Inc Café and Minda Aquatic Centre continue to be popular destinations at our Brighton Campus, and yesterday’s announcement about relaxed density restrictions is another big step forward.

If you haven’t caught up on the news, South Australia’s hospitality rules will change as of 12.01am on Saturday, February 26. Hospitality restrictions will be lifted to one person per 2sqm indoors with stand-up drinking allowed, while there will be a three people per 4sqm density limit where only seated consumption is available.

There is no change to density limits for home gatherings, with a maximum of 50 people allowed per household. Mask rules and mask requirements remain unchanged – and with Minda regarded as a high-risk location it is critical for visitors to wear a mask, QR check-in and stay away if you feel unwell.

Thanks for your ongoing support and trust.

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