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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for the Minda community - 24/12/21

General News
24 Dec 2021

Information current as of 24 December 2021

Unfortunately we have had confirmation that a staff member working at Brighton has tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of an exposure when in the community.

Prior to becoming aware of the exposure and positive test result, the staff member had worked at Brighton North and Repton Road supporting clients living in residential accommodation.

After a great deal of consideration, we feel that it is in the very best interests of clients and staff to restrict entry into our Brighton campus effective immediately because it is a high-risk setting that is home to people with complex health conditions.

This means all visitors and non-essential staff are not allowed to enter our Brighton site until advised otherwise.

Our staff have undergone mandatory vaccinations and the majority of clients have also been vaccinated, but the Omicron variant of the virus has proven to be far more easily spread than first anticipated by health authorities.

We acknowledge that the Christmas and New Year period is traditionally a time for families and loved ones to spend time together, but unfortunately this is a festive season unlike any other we have experienced, and we must adapt in response.

Across our organisation over the last week we have responded to a small number of staff testing positive to the virus or having to isolate after being identified as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19. We continue to effectively manage those incidents and adapt our operational capability to ensure we continue to provide the care and support needed by your loved ones.

Minda is one of many organisations in the South Australian community impacted by this virus, and I remain proud at the efforts of our staff when it comes to providing exceptional care and support during this period of uncertainty.

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