Greater Brisbane Lockdown – update on service operations
As part of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Centacare continues to monitor the development of COVID-19. We continue to follow advice from public health authorities and are taking all reasonable and appropriate steps to support the safety, health and wellbeing of our clients, employees and volunteers.
Earlier this morning, the Queensland Government announced a three-day lockdown of Greater Brisbane effective as of 5pm today until 5pm Thursday 1 April. Greater Brisbane includes Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands and Moreton Bay council areas.
In line with the latest announcement the following changes will be effective from 5pm today, Monday 29 March, until 5pm Thursday 1 April:
- All community centres (respite centres, day centres, learning and leisure centres) will close
- All Centacare-organised group outings and community-based activities will be suspended
- We will work closely with short-term accommodation clients and guardians to ensure essential respite services continue
- Centacare-organised outings and community-based activities operating out of Supported Independent Living accommodation will cease
- Non-essential visitor restrictions will continue in Supported Independent Living accommodation in Brisbane and will be extended to the additional council areas included in the Greater Brisbane lockdown.
- Our transport services will be limited to providing individual transport only, where this is essential to the health and wellbeing of the client. Drivers are required to wear a mask at all times when transporting clients.
- All office-based employees will work from home
As per the latest Queensland Health guidelines, everyone in Queensland must carry a face mask at all times and must wear masks while indoors except at home, or where social distancing cannot be maintained. Click here for more information on mask use across Queensland.
Safety and Hygiene Protocols
We continue to maintain strict hygiene protocols across all sites. This includes:
- Regular sanitising of frequently touched surfaces
- Signage outlining hygiene protocols and room capacity displayed where necessary
- Hand sanitiser provided and regularly replenished at key touch points
- Sign-in and sign-out logs kept for all visitors
- Temperature checks and screening questions conducted on arrival at all sites
Please contact us on 1300 236 822.
You can access the latest information and advice about COVID-19 from the Queensland Government.