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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for the Minda community

General News
11 Feb 2022

You’d be forgiven for thinking that life at Minda had almost returned to normal this week if you happened to take a stroll around our beautiful grounds.

This week we’ve seen supported employment and day options happening, and the return of bagpipes to the Brighton campus quickly attracted a crowd of onlookers.

In coming weeks, we hope to see more buzz around the place with additional events, albeit run in a Covid-safe way.

And while the number of staff and clients with Covid or isolating as a close contact has dropped to almost zero, let’s not forget this is only a point-in-time achievement which can change very quickly.

Thanks to those family members who reached out with words of support following our decision to remove the wearing of gowns for staff not working in a Covid-impacted location. You are sure to agree that Minda staff have done – and continue to do – a great job in trying to keep clients safe, happy and active despite the ongoing threat of the virus in the community.

Next week will see students across South Australia resume face-to-face learning, which will be an exciting time for many, as well as more people returning to an office environment and enjoying time out in the community. Authorities have flagged a likely increase in the number of positive Covid cases in the community as a result, and we will continue to monitor and adapt our own approach in response.

To find out more about a ‘classroom contact’ and return to school information go to the SA Health website.

You can continue to help us by staying away if you feel at all unwell and get yourself tested. If you do pay us a visit, remember to use hand sanitiser, wear a mask and social distance – and don’t forget to scan in via QR!

Please note that this update will now be fortnightly, unless we need to let you know about a development sooner.

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