The updates of this week: COVID-10 updates
Victoria and Melbourne’s roadmaps on step to ease lockdown
We came to know that on 6th September 2020, Victorian Premier Danial Andrew recently released a press on the stage two roadmaps to ease lockdown restrictions. However, Metropolitan Melbourne will remain in stage four for another additional two weeks of period till date 28th September 2020. Till 5th September new update on COVID-19 are 76 cases ,e 11 deaths in Victoria overnight and 5 new cases in NSW. Mr Andrew has announced that the erasing of restriction will take place in four stages with the plans including:
- Step 1: currently in Melbourne’ curfew is 8pm to 5am, with the change the curfew will be ease at 11:59pm and on 13th of September the curfew 9pm to 5am in night.no other visitor allowed except in certain circumstances such as care giving and family problem related separation.
- Step 2: 28th of September, curfew will be on till the date
- Step 3: 26th of October there will be no restriction on reasons and in distance travelling, nominated house will be allowed to have five visitors at a time
- Step four and finally to normal: from 23th of November up to 20 visitors are allowed at time, providing no new cases for 14 days then further upgrade to no restriction when there is no new case within 28 day, no active cases and no outbreak of concern in other territories and states of Australia.
Anti-lockdown protesters are arrested for Freedom Day Rallies
6th of September, New south wales police have arrested six people after a series of anti-lock down protest from Sydney and Baron bay. In Melbourne and Sydney, large scale of police was launched in response to the gathering of hundreds of people for Freedom Day rallies. Authorities reported that six people are charged with penalty infringement notice $1000 for allegedly breaching NSW public health orders.
Status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) response in Queensland
Queensland Government has updated an extra restriction in a place of shared disability accommodation services as listed in Local government areas. To protect the vulnerable people in the areas of disability, QLD health Government has listed the term to enter such facility,
- Disability accommodation staff including heath care worker, maintainer, cleaner, administration staff etc
- People providing special disability support
- Social work service, emergency worker, police
- Exceptional visitor of resident under palliative care
- Student under the supervision of employee or contractor
- All those people who are visiting require temperature check, under 37.5 degree.
- if any suspect of fever, cough, flu symptom and returning from COVID-19 hotspot areas or from international within 15 days cannot be able to enter the premises of disability care.
- Visitor must provide a declaration form before entering
- The facility must insure the people and staffs who are entering a premise do not work across multiple care facilities.
- Anyone entering to the building need to wear disposable face mask. The handwashing and social distancing need to be followed
- Support carers can wear face shield instead of face mask in case mask causing distress of resident and if creating a problem of communicating with resident
We MCT care service also acknowledge the rules, thus we are frequently providing a training guideline on COVID -19 response and about PPE to our employees for refreshment of knowledge. We strongly recommend our staff and a visitor to stay at home, if you have come with the symptom of runny nose, fever, cough or flu like symptom or came contact with another person having similar symptom or COVID-19 infection. We recommend our staff, if you contact with such case or symptom you need to call GP or go for COVID-19 test as soon as possible and self-isolate for quarantine. If you are struggling to find a help, our MCT helpline is open 24/7 for to provide you an essential guidance for further care or call community recovery hotline 1800 173 349 for further arrangement during quarantine. For further information, please visit following website
MCT urge our staff who are working multiple sector need to wear disposable face mask every time while working, if you require any information about the PPE, please contact MCT care or email to us further information. If any concern with the face mask during communicating with customer, a face shield taken as an option but before utilizing staff need to go through the guidelines about the use of face shield in following website: www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/1003633/pandemic-response-guide-ppe-agedcare-disability-services.pdf