Community access for SIL clients
As part of Archdiocese of Brisbane, Centacare continues to monitor the public health response to COVID-19. We continue to follow advice from health authorities and are taking all reasonable and appropriate steps to support the safety, health and wellbeing of our clients and employees.
In line with the easing of some government restrictions, we can now support clients living in our Supported Independent Living (SIL) services to access certain activities and outings in the community.
From Saturday 2 May, support workers can accompany clients to go to the park, go for a walk, have a picnic and shop for non-essential items. In line with government advice, these outings and activities can take place either on a 1:1 basis (support worker and client) or as a household. Strict social distancing and hygiene protocols will be observed during community outings and activities.
In addition, from Saturday 2 May, clients can receive visits from two family members at one time. At this stage all other previously-communicated visitor restrictions will remain in place.
Given that minimising contact between people is critical to curbing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our clients safe, we continue to advise clients that we are unable to support them to access non-essential activities with other providers. We continue to communicate with clients and staff to identify new ways of working so we can support our clients as much as possible under these circumstances.