Category: COVID-19

Victorian lockdown extended for 7 more days. OCC to continue to operate a restricted model.

20 July 2021

The Victorian Government has announced that the current lockdown directives will be extended for an additional seven days, until 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July, in Melbourne with no changes to restrictions for this time. This means that for Melbourne, there will still be only five reasons to leave home: shopping for food and supplies authorised work and study […]

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OC Connections providing essential support during Victoria’s 5-day snap lockdown

15 July 2021

The 5-day snap lockdown instituted by the Victorian Government will take effect from 11:59pm tonight, Thursday 15 July until 11:59pm Tuesday 20 July, 2021. In response to this directive, and like the previous snap lockdowns OC Connections will follow all requirements, resulting in the closedown of OCCE, Day Support hubs, Short Term Accommodation (respite) and […]

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OCC COVID Safe Operations

13 July 2021

In response to the Chief Health Officers Care Facilities Directions, OCC’s COVIDsafe operations includes the following: The updated Fact Sheet for Community Services – Care Facilities Direction, dated 2 July, reflects the changes already communicated on 24 June and again in the updated (1 July) Chief Health Officers Care Facilities Directions. Therefore there is no […]

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COVID-19 vaccines for people with disability

13 July 2021

People with disability and disability workers are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. With Some people with disability at greater risk of becoming very sick if they catch COVID-19, getting vaccinated is very important. OC Connections strongly encourages all employees, participants and their families to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. People with disability who are eligible […]

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COVID-19 information for people with disability

13 July 2021

It is important that we take precautions to protect some of our most vulnerable people in the community. Some people with disability will be at greater risk of more serious illness if infected by coronavirus.  To assist in protecting people with disability from the risks of COVID-19, there is information and advice available on the […]

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Phase 1a and 1b rollout information

9 April 2021

As you may be aware, the rollout of the COVID Vaccine has been planned to occur in phases to ensure Australia’s most vulnerable receive priority attention. As part of this plan, people and staff living in disability services accommodation that house more than one person were to receive the Vaccine as part of Phase 1a […]

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ATAGI recommends COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine over the AstraZeneca vaccine for adults aged under 50 years.

8 April 2021

As of 8 April 2021, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine is preferred over the AstraZeneca vaccine for adults aged under 50 years. ATAGI has considered the latest vaccination findings out of Europe and the UK – which follow extremely rare instances of people, having taken the AstraZeneca vaccine, developing […]

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COVID Vaccine Rollout Update for OCC residents

17 March 2021

While we do not have exact dates for when the vaccine will be rolled out to our residents and staff, we expect a confirmation for the first phase rollout dates to come soon.  We will continue to provide information regarding next steps as it comes to hand.  In the meantime, preparations are underway for when […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

26 February 2021

We are excited that we are one step closer to ensuring the safety of our staff and participants with the Government’s announcement to roll out the Pfizer COVID vaccine from Monday 22 February to top-tier priority groups across Australia. We understand that of the 80,000 doses being released, 30,000 will be made available to aged […]

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