At Momentum Collective we take the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff seriously.
In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) we have developed and are implementing our Pandemic Response Plan.
We are also providing regular updates to our teams across all of our services so that they are aware of the latest health advice on how to best protect themselves and assist our clients at this time. The information in these updates is based on the latest advice from the Australian Department of Health who maintain a dedicated COVID-19 website.
The Australian Government Department of Health has comprehensive information and advice on COVID-19 and we strongly recommend this as a reliable and up to date source for you to refer to.
Other reliable websites for updates on COVID-19 across NSW and Queensland include:
PLEASE NOTE UPDATE TO COVID ADVICE FROM 1 JULY 2021
Dear Momentum Team, clients, families and carers,
We want to inform you that the COVID-19 situation in NSW and Queensland has progressed. Momentum Collective continues to operate our services and programs during this time and we are following relevant health guidelines and advice.
Momentum Collective’s Crisis Management Team (CMT) is actively monitoring the situation and we’ll continue to provide regular updates on this website.
There is a Greater Sydney lock down now in place, this also includes the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong. This two-week lockdown will remain in place until Friday 9 July 2021. Regional areas, which are not in lock down, do have restrictions in place.
For information on the restrictions in NSW please refer to the NSW Health website https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/what-you-can-do-nsw
There are new restrictions in place, from 6pm AEST 29 June 2021 to 6pm 2 July 2021, in areas in South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) and Palm Island. Locations impacted by these restrictions include:
For information on the current restrictions in QLD please refer to the QLD Health website https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19
We want to provide a reminder of some of the key issues relevant to Momentum teams, clients, families and carers:
1: COVID19 Vaccination Rollout Update
The Federal Government has indicated that vaccinations for clients and employees eligible under phase 1a of the COVID-19 vaccination program are likely to be available over the next two weeks. No dates have been officially confirmed and we may be given as little as two days’ notice before the vaccination team arrive on site, so we need to be prepared in advance.
Phase 1a of the vaccination program includes;
The vaccinations are voluntary for both clients and employees. If a client requests that their support worker/s be vaccinated we will consider all requests on a case by case basis.
The Momentum clients (and their families) and employees eligible under phase 1a of the vaccination program will receive letters from their CSM’s over the next few days providing them with key information to support them to make an informed decision about receiving the vaccination, including a consent form.
If you or your client do not receive a letter for phase 1a this means you or your client will be eligible under another phase of the vaccination program at a later date. No dates have been confirmed by the Federal Government at this stage for future vaccination phases but we will let you know as soon as we receive any additional information.
If you would like to prepare yourself to make a choice about receiving the vaccination you can talk to your doctor and read the resources available below and on the Department of Health site.
The Australian Government has advised that due to concerns related to the AstraZeneca vaccine for younger people, the Pfizer vaccine will now be available for people with disability, carers and workers aged between 18 and 50 years old, including people eligible under phase 1a and phase 1b of the vaccine rollout. This will have an impact on the pace at which vaccinations can be scheduled by the health authorities.
A range of information has been published on the Department of Health websites, please keep up to date with this information:
As more information becomes available we will ensure you are provided with updates to allow you to support your clients and teams.
2: Current Advice:
The key points are:
Help Stop The Spread: