We are closely monitoring the impacts and concerns associated with the current Sydney Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please click here for an update from the NSW Government.
Our Term 3 Classes are running online via Zoom, with 10+ classes operating each week. We are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to protect our employees, participants, and communities.
Our thoughts are with anyone who is impacted by these difficult times, particularly those who feel more isolated in the community.
Please know we are here to support you in your time of need. Our friendly team is simply a phone call or an email away.
In response to the evolving Delta outbreak, NSW will extend the current lockdown in Greater Sydney (including Wollongong and Blue Mountains) until the end of September 2021. New rules targeting the local government areas of concern, where the vast majority of new cases are emerging have been introduced.
What does ‘stay-at-home’ mean?
Everyone must stay at home unless they have a reasonable excuse to leave.
If you do leave the home, you must remain within 5km of your home, or within your local government area. You may only cross into another local government area if it is within 5km of your home and it is not a local government area of concern (unless the food or goods or services or their equivalent are not reasonably available locally).
Only 1 person from your household can leave the house, once per day.
Do not share a car with somone you do not live with, unless they are a dependent, a nominated visitor or is required for work
You cannot have visitors in their home from outside their household, including family and friends, unless it is a nominated visitor as part of the Singles Bubble (see below) or one visitor at one time to fulfil carers’ responsibilities or provide care or assistance, or for compassionate reasons, including where two people are in a relationship but do not live together.
All hospitality venues must be closed to the public, including pubs, restaurants and cafes, except for takeaway.
Anyone who leaves their home must wear a mask at all times, except when exercising.
What is the ‘Singles Bubble’?
If you live alone – which means there are no other adults who live in the same home – you can have a nominated visitor.
A nominated visitor is one person you can socialise with at your place of residence who
- can only be one person (and their dependent children, if there are no alternative care arrangements)
- can visit you on more than one occasion
- is not a nominated visitor for another person
- lives in or is staying within 5km of your home.
Those who live alone in an LGA of Concern must register their nominated visitor from 21 August 2021. Register online here.
What are the Local Government Areas of Concern?
LGAs of concern are areas which have seen the greatest number of cases, and the NSW Government has placed greater restrictions to limit the spread and keep communities safe.
LGAs of concern include:
- Georges River
- Penrith for the following suburbs: Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair and St Marys
If you are in any of the above LGAs you must follow the stay-at-home orders (as above) AND the following rules:
- You cannot leave your home between 9pm and 5am (except for authorised workers, emergencies or medical care)
- Outdoor exercise is limited to one hour per day.
- The following retail premises must close except for click and collect: garden centres and plant nurseries, office supplies, hardware and building supplies, landscaping material supplies, rural supplies, and pet supplies (tradespeople are allowed to shop in-store where relevant); and
- All exams and other education or professional development related activities will move online, not including the HSC. The government will provide further information on its education plan in due course.
Everyone in these areas is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
For Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds
To access COVID-19 information in your language, don’t forget to select “Language” at the top right hand corner of the website. Alternatively, translated resources are available here.
Who should get tested
It is important to maintain high testing rates to identify as many cases in the community as quickly as possible.
Get tested if you have
- any COVID-19 symptoms, even if only mild
- visited a place or travelled on public transport at the same time as a confirmed COVID-19 case
- been at an interstate COVID-19 case location during a specific time period
- been in contact with a person (including family, friends and people you live or work with) who
- is confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 or
- is a close contact of someone confirmed to be infected with COVID-19
People at risk
It is important that you monitor for symptoms carefully and get tested if they appear if you are
- a healthcare worker
- a disability and aged care worker
- at increased risk of severe disease
- working in a school community.
- If you are 60 years and over and have not yet been vaccinated, please book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment with your doctor (GP) immediately.
- You can now receive your second AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine dose 4-8 weeks after your first dose.
- If you have had your first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine but your second dose appointment is not within the next four weeks, ask your GP to bring your appointment forward. This will give you protection sooner.
- If you are aged 40-59 years, have not yet been vaccinated and are unable to obtain an appointment for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, please discuss your circumstances with your GP or book an appointment at a NSW Health vaccination clinic for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
- Anyone aged 18-39 wishing to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, is encouraged to talk to their GP or to book an appointment at a NSW Health vaccination clinic or participating pharmacy.
- Please be aware your GP is working hard to support you to receive your COVID-19 vaccination. Please be respectful, your GP will make every effort to help you.
To check your eligibility and book an appointment at a location near you, visit the Australian Government eligibility checker. More locations are being added regularly so check back to find a clinic near you.
Safety is of the utmost importance to us. We ensure our people are protected and safe and necessary precautionary procedures are implemented to manage safety for all. We continue to adhere to all Government COVID updates and closely monitor updates.
Our Care Services
- Our team are making regular calls to our community, participants and those who are affected more due to social isolation.
- Free Community Care Services are operating, including Care Support Hotline, Food Hamper Delivery, Community Transport Bus, and Tai Chi At Home.
- We have also launched Project Pantry, a free online cooking class on Fridays.
- Our social groups programs are on hold until further notice.
- Holiday programs are on hold until further notice.
- Special programs such as Art As Therapy, Walking Buddies and Tea and Talk are on hold until further notice.
- Culture & Care Program is on hold.
Our Exercise Classes
- All classes are running online for Term 3 until health orders permit face to face classes to resume.
- Over 10 live online classes are available per week. Participants can gain access to the entire class schedule for a highly-affordable rate. Call Head Office on 8580 0628 to find out more.
- Classes on Fridays and Saturdays (including Tai Chi and International Yoga) are FREE for everyone. Find out more.
We are still here for you. If you need assistance, please reach out to us on 8580 0628 or email email@example.com.
This page was last updated on Monday 16 August 2021.