News & Events
As we enter the New Year, we are hopeful that COVID-19 measures will continue to be eased and that the vaccination program rolls out as planned. We do however anticipate that there will be a lasting and necessary response to keep vulnerable people and the wider community safe and well.
Here at Lighthouse Disability, we are continuing to closely monitor and respond to all State and Federal Government guidelines and directives in relation to COVID-19. The health and wellbeing of our clients and staff is our number one priority and we thank everyone involved in this, for their ongoing support and cooperation with the things that have helped keep us safe and well during the pandemic.
As of January 1, 2021, some cross-border restrictions remain in place for people returning to or travelling to South Australia from interstate. Please be aware of current COVID-19 alerts and announcements that can be found on the SA Health website here. This is particularly important if you planning to visit any Lighthouse Disability service locations.
Under the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 16) (COVID-19) Direction 2020, from December 23, 2020, face masks are no longer mandatory at all times for people working in disability support services.
While face masks do not need to be worn at all times, Lighthouse Disability is continuing to issue face masks and has directed workers to wear them at work during the following activities:
Direct or personal support
When physical distancing cannot be maintained (this may include driving clients in vehicles)
Family, friends and other visitors are welcome to voluntarily wear face masks when visiting clients in their homes, particularly when physical distancing cannot be maintained, or if they feel their health or someone else’s health is at risk.
Clients do not need to wear face masks unless it is their choice and it is safe to do so.
COVID-Safe Check-In (QR Codes) and COVID Safe Plans
QR Codes and COVID Safe Plans remain in place at all service locations and Park Terrace.
This means that COVID-Safe Check-In by scanning the QR Code remains a requirement for ALL people attending client homes and Park Terrace including:
Family and friends
Allied heath / therapists
Health Status Declaration Forms also remain in place and must be completed upon entry to any Lighthouse Disability services (homes) and Park Terrace.
Maintaining COVID-19 measures
All of the COVID-19 measures we’ve become quite accustomed to throughout 2020 continue to be extremely important and must be kept in place.
Please do not become complacent about the how important these measures are.
To protect yourself and others and help stop the spread of COVID-19:
Physical distance – stay 1.5 metres apart whenever and wherever you can
Stay away from people who have respiratory infections
Practice good hand hygiene at all times
Cover coughs and sneezes – use tissues and dispose in the bin
Frequently wipe down hard surfaces with disinfectant wipes
Stay at home if you are unwell
Get tested for COVID-19 as soon as symptoms appear, no matter how mild
Contacts and Other Support
We understand that it is a challenging time and want to support your physical and mental health and wellbeing. If you need additional support at this time, please contact your line manager or the other services below.
Managers, Service Delivery
|Jen Thompson||0447 678 094|
|Megan Kane||0438 139 554|
|Kerrie O'Dwyer||0427 671 582|
|Karen Barry||0429 886 255|
|Peter Hall||0438 725 244|
|Ray Johnson||0437 712 457|
Access Programs (Lighthouse Disability's Employee Assistance Program)
1800 66 77 00
1300 22 4636
Keeping you updated
Lighthouse Disability will continue to provide updated information via email, postal mail, our website and through your Manager, Service Delivery. Please don’t hesitate to contact your Manager, Service Delivery if you have any questions.
The South Australian COVID-19 Information Line (1800 253 787) operates from 8am-8pm, seven days a week.
The Australian Government Department of Health website provides general information on COVID-19 and you can find resources about the ‘Stop the Spread’ campaign on the SA Health website here.
You can also phone the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. This service runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. More information can be found at the Australian Government Department of Health website here.
Find out about COVID-19 testing, including testing site locations, visit the SA Health website here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
The National Disability Insurance Scheme has a full directory of FAQ’s that are updated daily. You can find answers to commonly asked questions below.
You can also find go to the NDIS Commission COVID-19 information page for links to updates, training, alerts and resources for NDIS participants and providers.