Lutheran Disability Services (LDS) places the health and wellbeing of our clients, their families and our staff as our number one priority. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation.
LDS has implemented the LDS Pandemic Response Plan in line with the advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Australian Government and the South Australian Government.
LDS safety measures
6 July 2022
Dear families, friends and advocates
Today I am writing to you about the continued LDS efforts to support our clients and staff as COVID-19 continues to impact our community.
LDS clients, support workers and staff have been at the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak here in SA. Many disability providers in SA have experienced outbreaks and LDS is at the fore-front in infection control and outbreak management.
Since our last report LDS has been working with both clients and staff to manage the impact due to COVID. A number of clients and over 80 staff have been infected by COVID in recent months and we can report that all have recovered well.
LDS has been able to continue supports for clients during this time and we are continuing to maintain infection control protocols such as:
- Fully vaccinated staff
- Masks wearing by staff in all SIL homes
- Increased house cleaning
- Reminders around hand sanitation, social distancing & staying away from high traffic areas
There are some opportunities emerging for clients to receive a 4th vaccination in their home as well as a potential 4th dose for the wider community. If this occurs LDS will endeavor to run another clinic at our Payneham Head Office.
Thank you to our community for your ongoing support.
If you have any immediate questions, please contact your SCSM or Team Leader.
Contact: Michael Kromwyk, COO email@example.com
Regular updates are available at the SA Government COVID-19 Response webpage.
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Lutheran Disability Services continues to monitor government restrictions and responsibilities and will update this page with new information as it becomes available to ensure that all LDS families and friends are receiving the latest updates about what we are doing during this period. To ensure that you receive the latest information, please provide your contact details via the contact form on our Contact page.