Victoria’s Premier Hon. Daniel Andrews, based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer,  from 11:59pm Sunday 27th September, Melbourne will enter the Second Step towards reopening.

Statement from the Premier 27 September 2020

Important CEO Update, 28 September

28 September 2020

Dear OC Connection’s Participants, Families, Friends, and Supporters,

It’s terrific news that the Victorian new case numbers are reducing and that things are certainly looking better for the future.  I know we are all very keen to see the end of lockdown and with the announcement yesterday it appears to be is getting closer.

Yesterday’s easing of restrictions brought very little change for OCC’s day to day operations, although we know that we can expect more announcements on 19th  October if the numbers continue to decline.

But even with these promising signs, I would like to reassure all families and friends that all staff remain constantly hyperaware and vigilant about safe COVID practices especially social distancing and infection control.

Even with the numbers looking better and restrictions easing as they are now, we know that it is even more important to maintain the highest standards to keep participants, families, and staff safe.

Once again I wish to thank everyone for their ongoing cooperation and support.

Stay safe

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.


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

NDIS priority home delivery grocery service available from April 6. Full details here

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
JobKeeper Payment

Survey – The University of Melbourne and NDIA –
Share your experience

Mental health support websites and apps guide

Easy Read – Coronavirus: Should you wear a mask?

Easy Read – Mask Update: Should you wear a mask?

Translated resources – coronavirus (COVID-19)

Easy Read: Purchasing personal protective equipment

Information for people with disability and their supporters about COVID-19

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS) and NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission (NDIS Commission) have jointly released an open letter to all Victorian participants, their families and carers to remind them of the support available through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the NDIS Commission to remind them of the support available through the NDIS and NDIS Commission during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read the letter in full here.