Here at Bedford we take the work health and safety of our staff and clients very seriously.
Bedford's COVID Committee has set restrictions across Bedford in-line with current SA Health guidelines.
- Masks are no longer required at all times at Balyana, and across all Day Options and Experiences programs
- Close contacts or positive cases returning to work after 7 days isolation will need to wear a surgical mask when at Bedford for 3 days (eg, Days 8 - 10)
- N95 masks are no longer required
Masks will be reintroduced if / when there are local clusters or waves of infections at Bedford sites or in the general SA community - we will advise everyone when this becomes necessary.
Bedford staff are not required to have the first three doses of immunisation per the SA Health and State Government mandates. Vaccination remains a fantastic way to ensure you do not get severe symptoms of COVID-19 and Bedford strongly encourages all our people to be vaccinated and maintain your boosters. However, it is not compulsory for new-starting staff to be vaccinated.
As a matter of due diligence, we will record all staff and employee vaccination histories, as it assists us to manage business continuity when outbreaks occur.