COVID-19 update 18 May
While we have been waiting for more information from the Government about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, we are now recommending that our clients and staff take the opportunity to book into your nearest public vaccine centre.
Vaccine centres now open
The NSW Health Vaccination Centre at Sydney Olympic Park has recently opened for bookings and we are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated, where possible. Those currently eligible include anyone in Phase 1a, regardless of age, and those in Phase 1b aged under 50. This includes people with disability.
Our clients in the Northern Rivers can now also book in to get their vaccination with Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD). For more information and to book your place, visit your closest location below.
If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please talk to your GP about your individual health needs.
In the news
We understand that the recent delays with the rollout may have caused some uncertainty and stress among our clients, families and staff. Last week, our CEO Jo-Anne Hewitt had the opportunity to talk to the ABC’s national disability affairs reporter, Nas Campanella, about some of our most vulnerable clients living with complex disabilities and health care needs at our Summer Hill homes.
All clients in these high health care homes, including Ken Adderley who features in the story with his parents Paul and Melinda, have been unable to get the jab due to these delays. Bringing these issues to light alongside our families is an important step in ensuring people with disability are not forgotten, and we encourage you to have a say in these discussions.
It is encouraging to see the Disability Royal Commission also looking into these important issues to examine the impact that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has had on people with disability and their families.
Restrictions ease in Greater Sydney
From 12:01am Monday 17 May, COVID safe measures have eased in Greater Sydney, including Wollongong, Central Coast and the Blue Mountains.
Staff and visitors in Achieve Australia’s Sydney locations no longer need to wear a mask during shifts or when visiting unless there are special requirements on site.