Dear Family Member
As many of you are aware there is a lot of news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the potential effects on people with underlying health conditions. Here at EBL Disability Services we continue to be led by the Department of Health around how to protect our community and how to respond in the event of an outbreak. So far, we have been advised that older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease) appear to be most vulnerable. We also know that the virus affects people’s respiratory system so we are taking additional steps to reduce the risk with practical strategies designed to prevent and control infection.
(implemented 9th March 2020)
Should any employee or client present with a temperature or symptoms that cause concern (in accordance with Health Department Guidelines) such as fever, cough, sore throat or breathing difficulties an emergency response plan will be activated which includes the following steps:
> Immediate contact or visit with GP, local COVID-19 testing centre or hospital as advised by Doctor.
> A medical clearance will be required.
> If advised by Doctor that COVID-19 test is positive:
- Associated clients, employees, families, and Department of Health will be notified.
- Employees and/or Clients will stay at home or self-isolate as instructed by the Department of Health.
- The home or premises will be ventilated and we will engage a cleaning company to carry out disinfection works before others can return to the building.
If you would like more information about how we are managing the prevention of COVID-19 in our workplace, services and home environments please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Head Office on (08) 8252 1000. We need your support to ensure we are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, we appreciate you advising us immediately if you or a family member have tested positive to the virus so that we can respond appropriately to protect others.