COVID 19 : UPDATE June 2021

Precautions being taken by Glenray in relation to the current COVID-19 outbreak are as follows:

  • All staff MUST wear masks at all times while on shift, including vehicles.
  • Visitors from the Greater Sydney and Shoalhaven area (including Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Wollongong) are EXCLUDED from visiting all Glenray sites until further notice
  • All community outings/excursions/shopping from group homes have CEASED until further notice
  • All community outings/excursions/shopping with community support clients is to be limited and only when necessary
  • Any LOCAL visitors MUST wear masks while visiting, and there is a limit to 2 visitors per client per day. Visits must be in their room (or outside if weather allows) and they must wear a mask
  • Day Program Bathurst will operate with in-centre activities only.
  • Admin office has been closed to adhere with current recommendations from NSW Health of working from home where practicable. Staff are still working, and are available on mobile (where applicable) or by email. The general office line will still be answered during normal office hours
  • Laundry staff are still working with masks and gloves
  • GIS staff are still working as normal with masks in indoor spaces
  • Staff who have visited the Greater Sydney and Shoalhaven area (including Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Wollongong) are not to work until their recommended period has expired, and after they provide a negative covid test
  • COVID-19 vaccinations are available, please consult your GP.

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 sign in.
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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
  • 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.