Pandemic Recovery Phase 3
Here we are on the brink of Phase 3 of pandemic recovery. As of midnight tonight we move into the next stage. What does this mean for South West Community Care?
Our social groups are starting up next week and groups can operate with their usual numbers. Fortunately, we have sufficiently large facilities so that each person has 2 square metres of space when attending a group. Our Activities Organisers will be reminding all consumers to continue to be vigilant with social distancing (still 1.5 metres), hand hygiene and cough etiquette during group time. It will be wonderful for our consumers to return to our centres and mix with their friends. We will also be recommencing social outings in the near future.
We are now able to transport consumers in any of our vehicles. The social distancing rules have been relaxed so we can seat several people in a bus or sit a consumer in the front seat of a sedan. All good!
Home Based Services and Flu Vax
Home based services are rapidly approaching their previous levels, so there is a sense of normality returning here too. One thing that will be different, however, is that those workers who have not been immunised for influenza will be required to wear a mask at all times while interacting with consumers. This will apply in the social centres, in consumers’ homes and in vehicles. Further information will be provided to workers shortly.
As the pace of the pandemic has slowed, I will continue to publish these bulletins – but on a fortnightly basis.
Until next time, keep well and stay safe,