It’s a tough time at the moment and some of us may be feeling a bit uncertain about the changes to our lives. So it’s good to know that Baptist Care SA’s disability & NDIS Services are still active. If you, or someone you know, are struggling to get support with daily life, please get in touch and we’ll help you if we’re able.
Baptist Care SA is committed to helping our clients and staff follow the guidelines provided by state and federal governments to ensure a safe and professional response to COVID-19. We are maintaining high standards of care for everyone.
What is Baptist Care SA doing to create a safe environment for our clients, staff and families?
We have increased the frequency of environmental cleaning
All staff have undergone mandatory infection control training, with a focus on practical strategies and knowledge around preventing and controlling infection. This training aligns with the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Frameworks and focuses on maintaining our client’s privacy, choice and control
Where possible, we have reduced overlap between our services – neither staff, nor clients will move between our sites. This not only reduces transmission, but also ensures that if one of our sites is directed to close, we will still be able to provide support at other sites
Our organisation has also adopted the most recent federal government directives around social distancing and social isolation
All staff are taking required precautions to assist with ways to slow the spread of COVID-19
We will avoid any activities that place people in close proximity to others for extended periods
We are not permitting therapists and specialists to physically come onto our sites, telehealth services are available and are explained below
We have cancelled all onsite meetings and video/teleconferencing is being used instead
Staff or clients who have returned from any overseas travel are quarantined from their service for 14 days and require written medical clearance before returning
If any of our staff or clients display any symptoms of Coronavirus, they will be isolated until they can be sent home and will require medical clearance before returning.
For the latest information and support on COVID-19 from the NDIS, please click here
For a copy of our COVIDSafe Management Plan, please click here