Information current as of November 23, 2021
With our borders now open to fully-vaccinated people from November 23, we know the situation could change at any time and we need to stay vigilant and do what we can to keep ourselves and our community safe from COVID-19.
Family members and guardians are welcome to visit loved ones at Minda, but we want to remind them of their responsibilities to limit the spread of COVID. We encourage everyone to exercise great caution when visiting and continue to call ahead before visiting, QR code as needed, and wear a mask indoors when on site. As of November 23, we will also be requiring staff and visitors to complete a COVID-19 Declaration, which includes a temperature check.
Please remember that visiting sites external to Minda with your loved ones (eg. restaurants, shops, public spaces etc.) can have an impact when they return to our locations. We ask that when out and about that you remain vigilant with QR code check-ins and personal hygiene for yourself and for your loved one. In the event a location you visited becomes a COVID-19 hot spot, please ensure you let us know by calling the Minda COVID-19 hotline from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week on 0427 595 471. If outside of these hours, please call 1800 164 632 to speak with the on-call manager
While some COVID-19 related restrictions, including border closures and some gathering levels, will now begin to ease, mask wearing, inline with government directives, will remain in high-risk settings like the disability sector and indoor public spaces.
Here at Minda we will continue with the ‘status quo’ for mask wearing – that is:
- The wearing of masks to continue in all client-facing areas of the business, where there is direct, face-to-face contact with clients.
- Please wear a mask inside INC Café (but not while eating or drinking).
Latest information for Minda can be found here in our FAQs.
The current restrictions still in place include:
Capacity for seated activities – from pubs to cinemas – is three people per 4sq m, or 75 per cent. This includes seated food and beverage – where rules remains – and clubs, churches and businesses.
Stand up drinking is permitted outside with 1 person per 2sq m density requirements.
- Venues with standing activities - such as retail - are at 1 person per 2sq m, or 50 per cent capacity
- Gyms and for spectators at indoor sports centres are at 1 person per 4sq m, or 25 per cent
- Home gatherings capped at 20 people
- Private gatherings at a hall or venue - such as for a birthday - capped at 150 people
Dancing is permitted at a private function and private activity where up to 150 people are present. However, it is capped at 50 people dancing at any given time. There is no requirement to wear a mask. Dancing is not permitted at nightclubs or relevant licensed premises except for when hosting a private function. 150 person maximum and cap of 50 people dancing at any given time applies.
- No changes to mask rules
The complete list of activity restrictions in South Australia can be found here on the State Government COVID-19 website.
For latest travel information go to the Government’s COVID-19 website.
It's important to remember if you experience any symptoms to get tested. You can search by your postcode at home on the SA Health website to find your nearest testing centre. SA Health has a range of other information on their website around testing, at this link.
To keep up-to-date with the latest news visit the SA Health website.
Additionally, all existing government directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found at this link.
If you need any more information, you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between 9am and 5pm 7 days a week, or visit the SA Health website at this link.
You can also reach our Minda COVID-19 hotline from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week on 0427 595 471. If outside of these hours, please call 1800 164 632 to speak with the on-call manager.
Our Vaccination Hub, run by Aspen Medical in Verco Hall, wound up on October 8 completing a successful four-month COVID-19 vaccination program at Minda Brighton. During that time we had a fantastic response from staff, clients and family members of Minda clients (who are carers) and as well as the wider disability and aged care sectors (staff and clients) booking in for their vaccinations.
Aspen is continuing to offer vaccination bookings for the entire South Australian community.
Bookings can be made to attend the established hub at Oaklands Park (Westfield Marion Shopping Centre).
Being vaccinated is the best protection we have to keep not only our Minda community safe, but the wider South Australian community safe too.
The safety and wellbeing of our clients, their families, our staff and volunteers is our number one priority at Minda.
We will keep you updated as soon as new information comes to hand.
You can visit the COVID-19 mental health support web portal for resources, online chat services and more information: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID19MentalHealthSupport
For access to specialist mental health services for children and young people, visit www.wchn.sa.gov.au/our-network/camhs
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We thank you for your support and understanding as we work together through this together.
It’s important to remember if you experience any symptoms to get tested. SA Health has a range of information on their website around testing, at this link.