The ongoing health and wellbeing of Mambourin’s community members is of utmost importance to us and so we have carefully considered how to maintain our duty of care in relation to the coronavirus. We have implemented a comprehensive action plan and will continue to keep all community members updated as we enact each stage.
27 July 2021
Today the Premier announced that the snap lockdown will end as scheduled at 11.59pm tonight, Tuesday 27 July.
This means that group activities at our community hubs will run from tomorrow, Wednesday 28 July, according to density requirements. Our hub teams will contact all community members directly to arrange their return to services.
Our WAM (Weekends at Mambourin) can also resume where allowable within restrictions. If you attend WAM or Flexi-Choices, one of our Flexi Choices Coordinators will be in touch to discuss your options.
We will continue to follow infection control procedures, meet density requirements, and monitor exposure sites to ensure the health and safety of our community.
Masks are required when outside the home – both indoors and outdoors – unless you have a medical exemption. If you are able to wear a mask, please remember to bring yours along to any 1:1 services.
We will continue to follow strict infection control procedures and meet density requirements to ensure the health and safety of our community.
We strongly encourage all people who are eligible to get vaccinated. People with disability are at greater risk of becoming sick if they get infected with COVID-19. Vaccination is a safe and effective way of protecting you, your family and the community. COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia.
You can use the online eligibility checker to book an appointment with a registered GP or healthcare provider. You can access the eligibility checker here: covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility.
Getting the vaccine is voluntary. Individuals will only receive the vaccine if they (or their decision maker such as a parent) book an appointment and give their full and informed consent.
While we encourage those who can to get the vaccine, it is important to stress that Mambourin will not be mandating the vaccine for customers. People who choose not to receive the vaccine will not be treated any differently.
We understand that you may have many questions about the vaccine, and that it can be difficult to know where to find the most current and accurate information. To support you through this, we have created a webpage with links to useful resources for people living with disability, and those who support them.
Please see our COVID-19 vaccine information page.
Mambourin Business Solutions
Our Supported Employment and Traineeships will continue to run as usual. These are allowable under the category of work and study that cannot be completed remotely. Temperature checks and screening questions will apply on arrival to work (see Visitor policy below).
For our MBS Garden team members, hours of work may be impacted due to reduced client services during the lockdown. Your supervisor will talk with the team directly about how this will affect you.
The wellbeing of our employees and participants is our highest priority and we are strictly following all government advice on social distancing and workplace occupational health and safety.
To help protect the Mambourin community, visitors to any of our sites will be required to wear a mask (unless they have a medical exemption), have their temperature checked on arrival and will be asked the following questions before entry:
- Are you feeling unwell? If so, do you have a cough, a fever or shortness of breath? Is someone you live with unwell or displaying any of these symptoms?
- Have you, or someone you live with, returned from overseas within the last 14 days?
- Have you recently come into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus by a doctor or asked to self-isolate?
- Have you returned from one of the interstate hotspots, red zones, or orange zones such as NSW or Brisbane, within the last 14 days?
- Have you visited any of the known public exposure sites in Victoria during the date and time identified by DHHS? (To see current list visit: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks)
If a visitor registers a temperature above 38 degrees, answers yes to any of the above questions, or refuses to answer – they will not be granted access to the premises and will be asked to call us to make alternative arrangements. We appreciate your understanding during this time.
Communications and updates
As the coronavirus situation is changing rapidly we will be closely monitoring all health advice issued by the Department of Health and Human Services and will keep you up to date as further advice is issued.
The most recent communications sent to our community members will also be posted below.