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:

  1. shopping for food and supplies
  2. authorised work and study
  3. care and caregiving
  4. exercise
  5. getting vaccinated.

OC Connections will continue to follow these directives and operate under a restricted model.  We thank you for your cooperation in following all guidelines to assist us in ensuring that our community remains safe.

We will be in touch with our participants and families, as well as staff in regards to the impact that this has to our operations on site, in homes and at work.

Families of OCC participants who need urgent assistance in supporting their family member during this time, please contact our Day Support team on 9569 0603.

The continual changes that this presents can be challenging during this time and we encourage our community to seek help and support when needed. You can find useful resources via our COVID-19 update page and our Resources page. Alternatively, the Government’s Disability Gateway is also a source of important resources for people with disability, their families and carers.

You can read the Premier’s Press Conference here and view the Table of Restrictions here

If you have any queries or concerns, please speak with your Manager in the first instance.

Take care.

Therese Desmond
Chief Executive Officer