annecto remains open and will continue to provide support services throughout the Coronavirus outbreak

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annecto remains open

We continue to provide high quality support to our clients and are available for you during these challenging times.

To maintain the safety and well-being of the people we support, we continue to monitor our infection control practices, provide our staff with appropriate PPE and training and support in accessing the vaccine. 

We encourage you to be vaccinated

annecto strongly encourages you to discuss vaccination with your health provider if you have any questions or concerns, and arrange to receive it as soon as possible.

You can also access advice from the Australian Government at:

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines

Information on Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions in Victoria

Stay up to to date on the latest information about lockdowns and restrictions in Victoria at:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

annecto considers the work of the Royal Commission to be of the utmost importance in upholding the rights and wellbeing of people with a disability.  We welcome and will cooperate with the public enquiry of the Commission towards ensuring people with a disability are protected and free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. annecto is committed to respecting people and supporting them to tell their stories independently.  

A message for people using annecto’s services

Despite the ever-changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, we wish to advise you that annecto is classified as an essential service and will continue to operate during this time to provide services to you.

We acknowledge that this is a difficult time for all our participants, families and staff, and want to assure you that we will continue to provide support, although there may need to be some adjustments to your usual services. For example, group services will be impacted due to the Government’s advice to ensure that there is a 1.5 metre social distance boundary between people. Please note that all of annecto’s Support Workers are trained in appropriate infection control measures.

Any shifts required for medical appointments, shopping, supplies or home care will still be provided as long as your home is without the COVID-19 virus and you do not present with symptoms. If you are isolated from COVID-19, we will work on other ways to support you.

As there are capacity limitations at some venues, depending on your support schedule, we may need to alter social and community outings, and again, we will look at how we can deliver this support differently, whether it be in your home or in one of our offices. 

Our staff are still here for you and you can call us at any time. Your local office will be available to take your call during business hours, or you can call our After Hours team on 1300 487 183. Additionally, we will be calling you regularly to check in. 

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