From 6pm on Friday 29 October, Victorians will be allowed to travel across the state, density limits at hospitality venues will increase only for fully vaccinated people, retail centers will reopen and masks will no longer be required outdoors, when 80 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over will have had two vaccine doses.
We will keep you informed of relevant changes to our services as these changes occur and for more detailed information, please look at Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown here.
On the advice of the Victorian Government public health team, all workers – in Melbourne and regional Victoria – on the Authorised Worker list were required to have their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday, 15 October in order to continue working onsite. They will need to be fully vaccinated by 26 November. Disability workers are on the ‘Authorised Worker’ list and Melba has been working through what is required to achieve this. Our thanks go to those who have already had a vaccination.
To find a list of all Restriction Settings: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-settings
Please remember, restrictions still remain different between Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria.
Important information about managing the lockdown in the Melba Way
We will continue to support people in the best way possible, but some changes are made during lockdowns.
Like before we need everyone to work together to ensure we can safely deliver the services we need to.
We will continue to support those individuals who are most vulnerable and where centre-based support is essential.
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.
No more than two visitors per service day to SIL services to provide essential care and support necessary for the resident’s immediate physical or emotional wellbeing.
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.
Please note, we will continue to follow Government directions and the public health advice. We’ve done this before, and we can do it again!
We will keep you informed with all further developments.