COVID 19 : Roadmap to Recovery

COVID 19 : Updates

The NSW Government announced (15/10/21) a Public Health Order to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for staff in the Disability sector.

What does this mean?
This means that ALL staff working in the Disability Sector MUST have their first vaccination by 9am, Monday 25 October 2021, and be fully vaccinated by 9am 29 November 2021.

This includes people who:

  • work in residential disability care
  • provide in-home disability services
  • provide disability day programs
  • provide community-based disability support services
  • any person providing services funded or provided by:

– the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

– the Assisted School Travel Program (ASTP).

As we are funded by the NDIS, ALL staff who work for Glenray, including casual, part-time, full-time and volunteers are included and MUST be vaccinated by the dates prescribed.

Even though NSW is reopening to fully vaccinated people, you’ll still need to follow some safety precautions, including:

  • COVID-Safe check-ins and proof of vaccination
  • Capacity limit of 1 person per 4 square metres for all indoor public areas
  • Masks are required for staff and customers who are 12 years and over, in all indoor public venues, as well as for hospitality staff outdoors.
  • Masks are still mandatory on public transport.

Please note: if you are not fully vaccinated, then the current restrictions and stay at home orders remain in place.

See NSW Health for more information.

All staff, at all sites, are also maintaining the following:

  • Any staff who have ANY flu like symptoms not attend work, and get a COVID test immediately
  • Daily temperature testing of staff and visitors. If you have a temperature of 37.5 degrees or higher you will not allowed into Glenray sites
  • Ensure hand hygiene by regularly washing hands or sanitising
  • Increased cleaning of regularly touched surfaces including bences, door handles, desks etc
  • All visitors to Glenray sites need to complete a self declaration AND QR code sign in.
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Disability Gateway

If you are worried or concerned about COVID-19, you can get support on the Disability Gateway Website.

COVID 19 : Vaccinations

  • Disability support workers are REQUIRED to get the COVID-19 vaccination to help protect themselves and others around them see the government mandate here
  • All disability workers, carers and NDIS participants aged over 16 years are eligible to get the vaccine.
  • Vaccines help protect you, your family and people you care for.
  • Almost 30 million vaccine doses have already been given to Australians.
  • Now is the time to book in to get a COVID-19 vaccine – don’t delay.
  • Book an appointment by visiting the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker or phone the COVID-19 vaccination helpline on 1800 020 080.

COVID-19 vaccination questions and answers

  • With new vaccine developments every day, it’s important to have the latest information. Answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccines are available in 63 languages. FAQ Here

More information


COVID 19 : What We Are Doing

  • Continuing to monitor the information provided by the government and Department
    of Health to ensure the best response in keeping people safe and infection free
  • Implementing measures to reduce the risk of infection across all Glenray sites and
    when visiting clients’ homes
  • Increased the frequency of environmental cleaning
  • Providing information to clients and staff on infection prevention and control
  • Developing contingency plans to reduce the impact on our clients and staff.

Protecting Our Clients

People with disabilities, especially those that are older and/or have complex conditions are more vulnerable and are at a higher risk. The health and safety of all our clients, employees and staff is paramount and our commitment to keep the risk to an absolute minimum is our highest priority.

Glenray provides a number of services in several locations and we will endeavour to try and operate these as separately and independently as possible. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our clients and we are implementing precautionary measures to minimise the risk of infection to our clients across all services.

Protect Yourself & Others

Recommendations from the Australian Department of Health
  • Disability support workers are strongly encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccination to help protect themselves and others around them.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Call your nearest medical practitioner (not visit) if you are feeling unwell.