7 July - COVID-19 Update
SA Health reports that, at this stage, there is no evidence that the COVID-19 Delta strain has spread to the wider community, and therefore the restrictions introduced by the State Government on 29 June have now been eased.
The following are now in effect:
- Density requirement: 3 people per 4 square metres
- Home gatherings up to 200 (51-200 you will need a COVID Safe Plan)
- Dancing permitted
- Singing permitted
- Stand-up consumption of food and beverage permitted
- Shisha permitted
- Masks are no longer required at Bedford sites or in the community, however you can continue to wear one if you wish
Some travel restrictions are still in place throughout Australia, further details are available on the SA Government website.
For us at Bedford, the key pillars of safety remain in place:
- Check-in using the QR codes at all sites – this applies to all Staff and visitors. We have an on-site tracking system in place for our Clients and Employees
- Continue with social distancing and hygiene practices
To support contract tracing, when QR coding-in, ‘Bedford Phoenix check-in’ is registered, however, given that each Bedford site has a unique QR Code, Staff and visitors are required to sign-in at each Bedford site they visit (even if it’s the same day).
QR codes for each site are available from Kerrie Trevena firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 (Pfizer) VACCINATION ROLLOUT
Thank you to all those who have registered their interest (EOI) in receiving the COVID-19 (Pfizer) vaccination, at dedicated Bedford vaccine hubs, in our sites at Elizabeth, Gepps Cross, Panorama and Torrensville and at our regional sites, through our partnership with Aspen Medical.
We anticipate the vaccination rollout across Bedford hubs and regional sites to take place in August 2021. A completed consent form is a requirement prior to anyone receiving the vaccination and further information on the distribution of consent forms (to our Staff, Clients, Employees and their families/carers) will be provided shortly.
STAFF: Please email your name and Bedford site if you are interested in receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination.
EMPLOYEES: PTOs are encouraged to discuss this opportunity with Employees at toolbox meetings and email the list of names with Bedford site and business area.
CLIENTS: Managers of Day Options and CAL services are encouraged to promote this opportunity by whichever means works for their site ie, via letter or closed Facebook groups. Please email the name and Bedford site of interested Clients.
BALYANA RESIDENTS: COVID-19 vaccinations for our Balyana residents have been arranged separately.
Please arrange to forward EOIs here: email by COB Friday 9 July.
Further information on the rollout of vaccines across Bedford will be provided as it comes to hand, however in the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kerrie Trevena on: email@example.com.