Melba Support Services is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the people we support, our staff, and others who visit our sites and services.
We are closely monitoring information and advice, about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, provided from various authoritative sources, including the World Health Organisation, the Australian and Victorian state health authorities, and have taken several steps to ensure that everyone at Melba remains safe and experiences the best possible health.
We encourage everyone to have the vaccination.
To assist you make decisions, the following links may be helpful. They are always current.
Information about COVID-19 and people with a disability can be found here.
Information about COVID-19 vaccinations can be found here.
Information about how to book your vaccination and vaccination centres can be found here.
(Vaccination should be undertaken on the advice of a health practitioner.)
Information on current COVID-19 restrictions and settings can be found here.
Finally, Vaccine rollout information from the NDS (National Disability Services, our peak body) can be found here.
We established in 2020, and still maintain a group of senior staff to oversee implementation of the numerous and changing pandemic plans. Melba has well established occupational health and safety policies and procedures that we use to protect the people we support from infection, particularly illnesses like COVID-19.
Any enquiries from staff about infection control or personal hygiene can be directed to our Practice Support Line, which operates on a 24/7 basis.