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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Information and resources to stay safe

Coronavirus disease COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, with flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.

The health and wellbeing of our customers and staff remains our highest priority.

We understand the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and it is our goal to provide you with both information and resources from trusted sources so you can be informed as the situation develops.

Just Better Care offices are reinforcing their infection control procedures and continually monitoring all employees and procedures to minimise the potential impact of COVID-19.
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Infection Control

Just Better Care offices across the network are reinforcing their infection control procedures and is monitoring all advice from the Australian Government Department of Health.

Follow Instructions

We are committed to the safety of all our customers and staff. When working with our staff, please follow all instructions in the interests of your wellbeing.

Essential Workforce

All Just Better Care staff are designated as "essential employees" who play a critical role in the delivery vital support in our customer's homes and communities.

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.  Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. 

Steps we are taking to protect our staff and customers: 

Reinforcing the training available to all Just Beter Care staff and Community Support Professionals on COVID-19 and infection control.

Communicating our Emergency Preparedness Plan to employees.

Increasing handwashing and hand-sanitising protocols: upon arrival, before/after direct contact and at regular intervals throughout the day.

Wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when exposure to a known or potential case of COVID-19 is suspected.

Limiting customer exposure by helping with tasks outside of the home such as medication collection, groceries and running errands on their behalf.

Responding quickly to any customer symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough and shortness of breath) and seeking medical advice where appropriate.

Staying up-to-date with the latest news on COVID-19, released by the applicable state and national government agencies.

Complying with all COVID-19 guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and all applicable federal, state and local requirements

As this situation evolves, we will continue to take proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and staff.

For more information please visit a selection of official sources below:

 

Would you like more information?

Please contact your local Just Better Care office with any questions you may have concerning COVID-19.