Victoria’s Premier Hon. Daniel Andrews, based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, Stage 4 restrictions are in place from 6pm on Sunday 2 August for metropolitan Melbourne.

State Media Release: 4 August

Message from the CEO, 11 August

Dear Families and Friends

I am writing to inform you that at 6 pm Saturday 8 August, we were advised that one of our staff members from 773 Warrigal Rd had tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last on site on Thursday 6 August. They did not attend work with symptoms and immediately went for a COVID test.  In this instance, the staff member did everything right and adhered to all protocols.

As an immediate action to protect the health and safety of our workplace, we notified all employees, participants, and their families who use that site.

The case has been reported to the COVID hotline, DHHS Rapid Response, NDIS Quality and Safeguards, and Worksafe and a deep clean of the building was conducted on Sunday 9 August.

As you will appreciate, we immediately closed our centre. We remain in close contact with all participants and families and staff and plan to recommence services on site on Monday 17th August.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their support and patience at this time.

Stay safe and well.

Therese Desmond
CEO OC Connections

Any changes to our operations will be communicated via email.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call OC Connections on Ph: (03) 9569 0603

OC Connections supporting you and your families at this time.

Updates:

Face Coverings DHHS Advice 22 July 2020

Update – Families and Participants 20 July 2020

Update Community Living Families 8 July 2020

Update Supported Employees 8 July 2020

Disco suspended until further notice

Participant Resources:

Easy Read – Coronavirus – What is it?

Easy Read – How You Can Help Stop Spread Of Coronavirus

Easy Read – 5 Things You Can Do Right Now

Easy Read – Social Distancing

Easy Read – Looking After Your Mental Health

Easy Read – Coronavirus – Some Questions That You May Have – Answered Here

Washing Hands Guide

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DET and JSP – Job Seeker Information

Beyond Blue provides support services for coping with the Coronavirus outbreak. Full details here

Fact sheet – Impact on Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment recipients

Easy Read – Carer Payment JobKeeper Payment

Easy Read – Disability Support Pension
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Mental health support websites and apps guide

Easy Read – Coronavirus: Should you wear a mask?

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