We are actively responding to the coronavirus (COVID‑19) pandemic and have taken steps to keep staff, carers, families and the people we support safe.
Update for Disability Services
Life Without Barriers supports the COVID-19 vaccine and treatment roll-out strategy.
Life Without Barriers welcomes the Government’s National COVID-19 Vaccine roll-out Strategy, prioritising essential workers and people with disability. It is a relief to know that their health is being recognised.
We support over 1,400 people with disability living in more than 400 residential settings across Australia, and we believe the vaccine is an important way to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of Australians’ from COVID-19.
We encourage our Life Without Barriers community, including staff, carers and people we support, to make an informed decision about being vaccinated. Vaccination can save lives and higher vaccination rates can make outbreaks much less likely.
We will also continue to follow COVID-19 safe measures as we have done throughout the pandemic including:
regular hand washing
maintaining physical distancing
following strict cleaning and infection control procedures
Life Without Barriers provides essential services and will continue to do so during COVID-19. Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of everyone, including the people we support, staff, carers, and families.
Our Emergency Response Procedure
Life Without Barriers provides essential services and are continuing to do so. Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of everyone, including the people we support, staff, carers, and families.
In order to respond to the current outbreak of COVID-19 we have evoked our Emergency Response Procedure and are taking the necessary steps to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus in our workplaces and residences and are currently in the Respond and Adapt phase of our plan.
How we are protecting the people we support
As well as continuing to provide services, we have put a number of measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
We are continuing to follow changing public health orders.
We have implemented cleaning and hygiene protocols that align with Department of Health in all of our workplaces, homes and centres.
Our COVID-19 Response unit actively monitors the changing situation daily and informs staff, carers, families and people we support of any changes.
To be appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, people must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate.
Dedicated information for the people we support:
Disability Services: How we're supporting people during COVID-19
Foster & Residential Care: How we're supporting people during COVID-19
Aged Care: How we're supporting people during COVID-19
Mental Health: How we are supporting people during COVID-19
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in COVID-19
Supporting NISS in COVID-19
Concerned about your health?
If you need health advice, call the Australian Government’s 24/7 Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
Struggling with your mental health?
If you want to talk to someone about your mental health, you can call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 for 24/7 phone counselling. They also have an online chat open 3pm to 12am (AEDT).
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