COVID-19 Updates

As you know, there is ongoing concern about COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. While none of this means we need to panic, it does mean we need to respond responsibly in line with government and medical advice and begin planning for a potential worsening of the situation.

What is CPBS doing to create a safe environment? ​

  • We are running education sessions on the importance of good hygiene and will increase our supervision in this regard. 

  • Where possible, we have reduced face to face services - any face to face service will be provided by phone or video conference if it is a suitable alternative for the participant. If this is not the case we will provide services face to face.

  • We will continue to provide support in the community (unless advice changes).

  • We will avoid any activities that place people in close proximity to others in the community for extended periods.

  • Our staff will also not attend non-essential meetings or training at external sites.

  • Staff not required to be physically present at the site will work from home.

  • Staff who have returned from any overseas travel will be excluded from the service for 14 days, and will require medical clearance before returning.

The Australian Government Department of Health has made available a 30-minute online training module for all support workers across all sectors. The module covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19 including:

  • COVID-19 – what is it?

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Keeping safe – protecting yourself and others

  • Myth busting

At the end of this training module, you should be able to:

  • understand the basics about the COVID-19 virus, including how it is spread

  • describe what you can do to protect the people you support and your workforce 

  • know what to do if the person you are supporting develops symptoms

  • know what to do if you develop symptoms

  • tell the difference between myths and facts of COVID-19. 

In addition, our staff practice a range of current personal hygiene protocals, in particular: