SCSC’s Response to COVID-19
SCSC is continuing to deliver quality supports to our participants during pandemic with extensive measures that ensure that our supports are provided safely. We also remain vigilant in our adherence to the latest Government advice and requirements.
Some of the measures that SCSC has taken to keep our participants, staff and community safe during this time are:
- Practicing social distancing
- Increased 1:1 support offerings, so as to reduce the numbers of group gathering.
- Increased the regular cleaning of office
- Closely following the restrictions and requirements imposed by different venues.
- Increased and thorough protocols around sanitation and hygiene
- Temperature checks to enhance the likelihood of early detection and the protection of participants and staff.
- Self-isolation for all participants and staff who feel unwell, as well as all those returning from overseas
- Educating staff about what COVID-19 is, and via the staff facilitating concepts like social distancing and increased sanitary hygiene to participants.
SCSC is committed to keeping clients, carers, families, staff well informed and updated as more information is released by the Government.
If you have questions about SCSC’s response to COVID-19, you can contact our staff or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about COVID-19
The new Coronavirus disease, officially known as COVID-19, was detected in patients in China in December 2019 and has since spread around the world.
The most common symptoms of the disease are fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath.
80% of infected people will experience mild symptoms and can fully recover. 15% of infected people will experience moderate symptoms, and 5% of infected people may experience severe symptoms and get very sick.
Some people are at higher risk for developing serious illness such as older people, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, respiratory disease or low immunity.
Protect yourself and stop the spread
We can all help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.
- practise good hygiene
- practise physical distancing
- follow the limits for public gatherings
- understand how to isolate if you need to
If you have a confirmed case, you must isolate yourself to stop the virus spreading to other people.
The NDIA has released a COVID-19 Information Pack for NDIS Participants.
Department of Health has released a fact sheet for families for supporting people with intellectual or developmental disability to access health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Council for Intellectual Disabilities has also created an easy-read resource for suggestions on how to keep safe and healthy at this time. https://cid.org.au/our-stories/staying-safe-from-coronavirus/
The Australian Department of Health continues to provide regular updates regarding the Coronavirus and Australia’s response to this. https://www.health.gov.au/
Similarly, the World Health Organisation has produced a number of resources and videos that are helpful during this time. https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1