COVID-19 LOCKDOWN 6 UPDATE- December 6



Restriction levels have been relaxed but… As everyone is aware many restriction levels across Victoria were relaxed as of 11.59pm, Thursday 18 November. However, for Melba and the services we provide ‘nothing has changed’. We are waiting for advice on how the new directions, and other restriction relaxations will apply to disability supports and services. As soon as we have them, we will let you know.

However, masks are still required in health facilities, public transport, retail settings, and in primary schools. Under the new settings:

  • Positive cases will now have to isolate for 10 days instead of 14

  • There will no longer be contact tracing related to positive cases and exposure sites will not be published

  • Household close contacts will have to isolate for seven days if fully vaccinated and 14 days if not vaccinated

  • Non-household close contacts will only have to isolate until they get a negative test result

  • Cases will have to notify their workplace, school or childcare about a positive result

These new requirements are based on modelling from the Burnet Institute and international experience.



Important information about managing the lockdown in the Melba Way

  • We will continue to support people in the best way possible, and please understand changes are being made regularly.

Centre-based activities

  • We will continue to support those individuals who are most vulnerable and where centre-based support is essential.

ISA

  • Individual Supports will continue in the home for individuals who are vulnerable however there will be community access, in line with the current state Metropolitan and Regional restrictions.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) services

  • SIL services will continue in line with the current state Metropolitan and Regional restrictions.

STAA (Respite services)

  • At this time STAA (Respite services) will continue.

  • People booking into or attending for booked respite can do so on the proviso they do not have any symptoms. If they have any symptoms, they cannot attend and are required to get tested.

Finally

  • Please note, we will continue to follow Government directions and the public health advice, and we will keep you informed with all further developments.


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