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COVID-19 Safe Plan

Updated 1st June 2022

All NADO Disability Workers are vaccinated according to the Public Health order and NADO’s Vaccination Covid-19 Policy.

 

Staff, participants and visitors must not enter a NADO workplace;

  • if they have tested positive to Covid-19
  • if experiencing flu or Covid-19 symptoms or had a high risk exposure to Covid-19 https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/management/people-exposed-to-covid
  • whilst waiting on the results of a Covid PCR test
  • or in other circumstances advised by Government regarding close contacts, or quarantining restrictions.
Our staff wear Masks:

  • when providing support in an indoor disability service setting (group homes, day programs, in-home services)
  • when providing transport support
  • in places the Government has listed as a requirement
  • and at any time if requested by a participant or their Carer

Masks are optional for our staff in offices and outdoor settings. We aim to maintain 1.5m social distancing wherever possible, hand hygiene practices and enhanced cleaning of premises and vehicles.

We may implement enhanced protocols to manage Covid safety in high risk settings, including screening protocols and Rapid Antigen Testing.

What is Corona Virus (COVID-19)?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, a sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but looking after good hygiene can help to prevent infection.

How we are managing our services during the COVID-19 crisis

  • NADO has a Covid-Safe Plan that all staff are aware of.
  • Staff have additional mandatory training in Infection Control, COVID-19 and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Personal Protective Equipment is available to staff, including gloves, disposable masks and hand sanitizer.
  • Higher grade PPE is on hand in the case of a suspected or actual infection.
  • Increased cleaning procedures have been implemented for premises and vehicles
  • Posters and information from the Health Department are available in all sites reminding staff and participants about social distancing, and correct hand and coughing hygiene.
  • Participants exhibiting cold or flu symptoms must not come to a NADO program or have services supplied by NADO staff, unless they are in a group home that is serviced by NADO. Special procedures are in place to manage illness within the group homes.
  • All staff are encouraged to have an annual Flu Vaccination and are reimbursed by NADO for any out of pocket expenses.
  • All staff are regularly updated with current procedures for managing programs and services to provide a safe place for participants and staff.
  • NADO is following the regularly updated advice from the Chief Medical Officer specific to Disability Service Providers.

NADO will continue to update, staff, clients and families with important information as it is released by the relevant authorities. For more information on COVID-19 please visit;

Advice to residential disability care facilities (RDCF) – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (nsw.gov.au)

https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus

COVID information – Council for Intellectual Disability (cid.org.au)

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