We continue to maintain a ‘steady as she goes’ approach to our Covid-19 management response. At this point we have a limited number of clients and staff who are isolating as a close contact or who have tested positive. It is important to acknowledge that can change very quickly, as we have seen in other settings supporting vulnerable people.
That ever-present risk serves as a reminder to us all that we need to stay vigilant.
We continue to see increased numbers of Minda staff return to the office in a staggered end to work from home arrangements. We also see Minda staff end their isolation period or Covid-19 recovery also return to work, which is pleasing.
While there is no longer a requirement for QR code check-ins at retail outlets as part of eased restrictions, it remains a State Government requirement for you to check-in when attending any Minda property (including Inc Café) because we are a high-risk setting.
With the sound of bagpipes returning to our Brighton campus, please remember that you will need to check-in using a QR code even if you are watching the performance outside. We will have a Covid-19 Marshall on hand to make sure everyone understands the need to socially-distance rather than group too close.
If you feel unwell in any way, please do not visit Minda. It is important to remember the basics: social distance, use hand sanitiser and wear a mask.
It has been great to see Inc Café re-open this week and welcome people back for a coffee or meal. The café certainly enhances the sense of community at our Brighton Campus and gives people an opportunity to meet and socialise. Please note that Happy Hour at Inc Café on Friday nights remain cancelled for now.
We know that Social Club at Brighton is a highlight for many of our clients and residents. Social Club activities are planned to resume in March, which I am sure is great news for many. Watch this space for more details later this month.
The onsite Vaccination Hub in Verco Hall has now closed. If you need a booster there are a range of vaccination options in the community, including through local pharmacies. I encourage you to consider staying up-to-date with your Covid-19 vaccinations.
Personal Protective Equipment and RATs
We are am pleased to share the news that supply chain problems which have impacted deliveries of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) into South Australia over recent weeks seem to be easing. In the days ahead we expect to receive a large re-supply of RATs and Personal Protection Equipment – including stock of N95 masks for client-facing staff.