Victoria’s Premier Hon. Daniel Andrews has extended the State of Emergency in Victoria for another 4 weeks from 21st June to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep people safe as restrictions are cautiously eased across the state.

State Media Release: 21st June

Message from the CEO – 16 June

As you are aware since my last message both the State and Federal Governments have freed up a number of restrictions which has meant there are many more people out and about in the community, in parks and at places like the supermarket and shopping centres.

As a result, we have been able to reactivate a number of our activities in line with current restrictions, whilst continuing to adhere to the State of Emergency requirements.

This has resulted in more people now attending day activities and an increased number of supported employees back at OCCE.

Our community homes have continued to support residents to participate in a variety of activities within their homes and to successfully connect with friends and family via Zoom and Skype.

It’s great – we all feel things are freeing up and we can do more and it certainly helps us all feel much better, however we know we must all continue to work together to continue on this positive path and keep participants and staff safe.

Now is a critical time for us all to remember to keep infection control guidelines top of mind – including social distancing.  We will continue to work with families and participants to identify the most successful ways to reinforce infection control practices and social distancing.

Thank you again for your continued support to ensure the safety and well-being of participants, families, and staff.

Please be extra careful and diligent. We want you all to stay well and stay safe.

Thank you

Therese Desmond

Any changes to our operations will be communicated via email and SMS.

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.


Update – Families and Participants 22 June 2020

Update Supported Employees – 16 June 2020

DET and JSP – Job Seeker Information

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

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

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Easy Read – Disability Support Pension
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