Yesterday, the Premier Steven Marshall announced very significant changes to the way we will need to live for the next six days to restrict the latest COVID-19 outbreak.
We acknowledge that the restrictions announced yesterday may come as a shock or disappointment for some, but we cannot emphasise how important it is that we all comply with the latest directions to stop the spread.
A full list of the new restrictions that came in to force from midnight last night are published at www.covid-19.sa.gov.au. This information will continue to be updated as formal emergency directions are issued.
We have cancelled all face to face meetings, non-essential maintenance and property inspections at this stage and we advise all member organisations to do the same.
The Common Equity office at Thebarton is now closed to the public and members. However, the Common Equity team are still working from home and are available via email firstname.lastname@example.org or 8354 2790 between 8.30am and 3.00pm. With many businesses having to close completely, we are proud that we are agile and prepared enough to still be able to provide services to our members and tenants from home.
The Department of Human, in conjunction with other Government of South Australia agencies, is here to help if you need support or advice. Some of the key initiatives include:
- SA COVID-19 Cluster Isolation Payment – a single $300 payment to provide financial support to workers in South Australia who are required to self-isolate because of a public health direction from SA Health and mandatory COVID-19 testing, and do not have access to paid leave or other income support.
- COVID-19 Relief Call Centre – phone 1300 705 336 for information and assistance, including access to personal hardship support and advice on short-term accommodation options if you cannot safely self-quarantine or self-isolate.
- SA Health COVID-19 information hotline – phone 1800 253 787 (open 7 days, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Please visit www.covid-19.sa.gov.au first to see if answers to your questions are there, as call volumes to the hotlines are expected to be high.
- SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line – phone 1800 632 753 or chat online (open 8.00am – 8.00pm every day).
If you have any questions or in the case of an emergency, please contact either Alana Kanafa or I on:
Angela Carey – mobile: 0417124 200 –email: email@example.com
Alana Kanafa – mobile: 0432 394 284 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We urge you to follow www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/response for updates between now and next Tuesday.
Finally, please remember to practise social distancing, follow hygiene rules and get tested if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19. https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/health-advice/expanded-covid-19-testing.
Stay safe, stay well.