We have given the following guidelines to our people:
In any of these situations, our employees may not attend our offices, the homes of our customers or any Ability Centre activities.
We ask that our customers and their families also adhere to the public health guidelines as issued by the WA Department of Health.
From Monday 16 March a Wellness Check will be conducted with any visitors including customers and their families when they arrive at an Ability Centre location, before attending group activities or prior to a home or community visit.
Our staff will ask whether you have: travelled overseas in the past 14 days, or have been in direct contact with anyone who has travelled overseas. If you have, we will be asking that the session or meeting is rescheduled.
If any of the above criteria are met, the planned session or visit will need to be re-scheduled.
We also ask that customers cancel appointments if you: have been in contact with a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, or if you are experiencing any symptoms. Please contact us 48 hours prior to your appointment time to avoid being charged our standard cancellation fee.
Signs are on display at our offices and we are also asking all customers and visitors to use hand sanitiser before attending their appointment. You will also be asked to provide a contact phone number when you sign in so we can contact you if the need arises.
We will continue to monitor government advice in regard to COVID-19 and will adjust our work practices as required.
The latest information and advice is available from WA Health Department website https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/ – this site is updated regularly.
If you have any queries or concerns, please call our Customer Contact team on 1300 106 106.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Chief Executive Officer