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COVID-19 Volunteer Update

TAD’s priority is to continue to serve the community of people living with a disability whilst maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for all our clients, staff and volunteers. We will continue to follow the updated advice provided by the Government Chief Medical Officer and Prime Minister.

Northmead Workshop

All our volunteers are still welcome to work from our Northmead workshop. Please be advised if you have any flu-like symptoms or have travelled overseas in the last 14 days, to please stay home for a minimum of 14 days.

When entering the building, please remember to take extra precaution by practicing hand hygiene. Hand sanitisers are located by the front desk of the building and soap is available at every sink in the building (kitchen and bathrooms).

TAD Hunter Volunteer Group

Hunter’s Multicultural Communities (HMC) have temporarily closed the Men’s Shed where our team works out of, for the next two weeks in the Hunter region as a precautionary measure to minimise any spread of the coronavirus within the community.

Hunter’s Multicultural Communities run a range of other community programs and groups onsite for at risk individuals. For more information on HMC, please visit their Facebook Page. 

Thank you to our other volunteer groups for picking up the extra jobs and we will investigate delaying in-progress projects as necessary.

If there are any volunteers from the Hunter group who have any further questions, please contact Evan Kallipolitis to discuss the next steps.

We look forward to having you all back on board in the future.

Home Visits

Prior to visiting clients at home, volunteers should call to check that neither the client nor any close family member has been overseas or had flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days. If they have, the visit should be postponed to a later date.

Any volunteers who have been overseas or had flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days, should postpone all home visits to a later date.

It is important that anyone doing home visits should practice hand hygiene with either sanitiser or soap and water immediately before and after home visits.

If you are feeling unwell or wish to take time off volunteering, please do let TAD staff know so we can best support you and our clients.

We thank you for your support in these unprecedented times. We will endeavour to act in accordance with all Government and health advice and keep you informed on any further developments in COVID-19.

Dr Anthony Lowe
Chief Executive Officer
TAD


Helpful links:

Australian Government: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

National Disability Services: https://www.nds.org.au/resources/coronavirus-covid-19

NDIS: https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/ndis-and-other-government-services/ndis-and-disaster-response

NDIS Commission: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-information

TAD acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to elders past, present and emerging.