LDS safety measures
4 April 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.
Over the past week LDS has seen an increase in COVID positive staff and clients. At present three clients are COVID positive. The good news is that each client is doing well, in part due to being triple vaccinated.
To keep clients and staff safe LDS continues to issue N95/P2 masks to all staff, we continue to clean high traffic areas, wash hands regularly and encourage everyone to social distance.
If you are attending a LDS supported independent living home, we will ask you to wear a mask to help keep both clients and staff safe. With the increased COVID infections state-wide you may prefer to meet outside in open spaces where everyone can socially distance.
We are also conducting testing using RATs twice per week for our entire support worker team and if a client is a close contact SA Health has recommended that staff wear face shields during the self-isolation period. Clients are able to choose if they would like to wear a mask or not.
The SA Government is continuing to monitor the situation and to provide updates around protective equipment and isolation. At this point a person with COVID-19 is able to return to most activity after 7 days (exceptions do apply) and a close contact must isolate 7 days. The LDS COVID Management team will continue to review and advise anyone affected by exposure to COVID-19.
If you have any immediate questions, please contact your CSM or Team Leader.
Contact: Michael Kromwyk, COO firstname.lastname@example.org