Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for the Minda community


 

 

Information current as of May 12, 2021

Health alert – Victoria

From 12.23pm 12 May 2021, anyone who visited any of the Tier 1 or Tier 2 exposure locations on the Victorian Department of Health website at the specified dates and times is not permitted to enter South Australia.

If anyone currently in South Australia visited any of the exposure locations of the Victorian website, they must:

  • quarantine for 14 days at a place determined by an authorised officer
  • get tested immediately
  • get tested again on day 5 and day 13 after arrival
  • wear a face mask at any time they come into contact with the public for the 14-day quarantine period (i.e. when seeking testing)
  • complete this form to notify that they were at the location

Anyone who has been in Victoria since 6 May should closely monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop, no matter how mild.

Note: The Victorian hotspots listed on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website are in the suburbs of Altona North, Craigieburn, Docklands, Epping, Melbourne, and a metro train service. Please click on this link to see the specific site, exposure timeframe and health advice.

 

Health alert New South Wales

From 12.01am 7 May 2021, anyone who visited any of the exposure locations on the NSW Health website at the dates and times specified is not permitted to enter South Australia.

If anyone currently in South Australia visited any of the exposure locations on the NSW Health website, they must:

  • quarantine for 14 days at a place determined by an authorised officer
  • get tested immediately and get tested again on day 5 and day 13 after arrival
  • wear a face mask at any time they come into contact with the public for the 14-day quarantine period (i.e. when seeking testing)
  • complete this form to notify SA Health that they were at the location.

This applies to all exposure locations listed on the NSW Health website, including close and casual contacts. Anyone who has been in New South Wales since April 30 should closely monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop, no matter how mild.

 

Vaccine update

As you would have continued to hear developing in the media, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has issued advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine is not the preferred option for people under the age of 50, while the vaccine roll-out to people over 50 will be fast-tracked.

The Department of Health has let the disability sector know that the Pfizer vaccine will now be available for people with disability, carers and workers aged between 18 and 50 years old.

At Minda, we are waiting to hear more from the health authorities regarding making vaccinations available to clients on site and will provide you with more information as soon as it comes to hand.

The Department of Health appreciates the patience of people with disability, their families and carers, and providers during this time.

An Easy Read fact sheet on the Pfizer vaccine is available here.

 


Following health advice

Please continue to maintain hand hygiene and the use of hand sanitiser available across Minda, and do not come to work or visit Minda if unwell. Testing is important to detect any cases in our community. All South Australians should get tested for COVID-19 immediately if they have any symptoms, even if mild. Symptoms include: fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell.

At Minda, we are continuing to follow all State Government guidelines and directives. The safety and welfare of our clients and staff continues to remain our top priority and we thank you for ongoing support as we all work together to protect ourselves and our clients throughout this pandemic.

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We thank you for your support and understanding as we work together through this together.

Further information 

The South Australian COVID-19 Information Line is 1800 253 787, and operates from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week.

The Australian Government Department of Health website provides general information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and you can find resources about the 'Stop the Spread' campaign on the SA Health website at this link

You can also phone the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. This service runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. More information can be found at the Australian Government Department of Health website at this link.

Find out about COVID-19 testing, including testing site locations, visit the SA Health website at this link.

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