headspace Onkaparinga implements precautionary COVID-19 measures

An important update from headspace Onkaparinga in regards to COVID-19 and the provision of our services.

 

 

In light of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in South Australia and in response to the new restrictions in place, headspace Onkaparinga has implemented precautionary strategies to ensure the safety of young people, family and friends, and staff working at the Centre.

These initiatives are advised by the Federal Government’s official statements and will be updated as the situation evolves.

We are:

  • Reducing the delivery of non-critical, in-person services but continuing to work face-to-face with some clients where appropriate
  • Updating COVID-19 screening processes across our services
  • Restricting staff movement between sites
  • Postponing non-essential events and gatherings
  • Minimising work meetings
  • Implementing work-at-home provisions for staff
  • Restricting visitor access

These strategies will ensure a safe environment for staff and clients, whilst ensuring the continuity of care for clients.

We strongly encourage people who are feeling unwell or experiencing mild respiratory symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough or fever) to please call us on (08) 8186 8600 before coming in.

We will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 and act upon information released by the Australian Federal Government and each of the various State Governments.

We look forward to updating you as these strategies change and appreciate your understanding as we continue to adapt to this ever-changing circumstance.

If you have any questions about headspace Onkaparinga’s coronavirus response or for more information, please call us on (08) 8186 8600.

For young people experiencing feelings of stress related to COVID-19, headspace has developed information which might be helpful to manage any changes to daily life as a result of containment measures.

Please visit the headspace website for more information: headspace.org.au/how-to-cope-with-stress-related-to-covid-19

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To find out about the COVID-19 hotspots, the Government’s tracing efforts, and other important COVID-19 health advice, please visit covid-19.sa.gov.au

Emergency support

If you ever feel unable to cope because of overwhelming or intense emotions, or if you have any thoughts of harming yourself, then ask for help immediately.

National 24/7 crisis services

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14 or org.au
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 or org.au
  • beyondblue: 1300 224 636 or org.au

 

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