TO: Cherbourg NGOs, Service Providers, Workers and The Cherbourg Community
FROM: Community Services Funding Branch (CFSB)
Monday 11th January
This morning, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young has advised changes to directives issued on Friday 8th January. Further information is available on the Queensland Health website.
The key messages to Community, Workers and Organisations include:
New restrictions from 6.01 pm tonight, Monday 11 January until 1am Friday 22 January
People in Brisbane City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Ipswich City Council, Logan City Council and Redland City Council areas may now leave their homes for any reason. However, mask wearing will be mandatory and physical distancing arrangement will apply in a range of circumstances. Restrictions on visits to hospitals, aged care and disability accommodation remain.
As a reminder, a PPE supplier portal has been developed and publicly available after registration: https://covid19procurement.hpw.qld.gov.au/. Organisations should seek to ensure adequate supply. If your organisation needs urgent access to PPE (less than 21 day supply) please contact Marlene Berry at Community Services Funding Branch on 0436 633 481 and CSFB will do its best to facilitate access.
If staff or patients have any symptoms get tested or if they have been to any identified area at the timeframes indicated – regardless of whether they have symptoms or not – you should get tested and isolate until results are received. Additional fever clinics and extended opening hours are being mobilised across these areas.
In any suspected case of COVID-19 please ensure that individual is able to self-isolate and immediately contact your local Public Health Unit (PHU) – contact details are available at www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/contact-us/contact/public-health-units or 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
Mental health support is also available via the mental health access line 1300 MH CALL (1300 642255) and for carers and families – 1800 242 636.
CSFD ask you continue to be vigilant about monitoring the Queensland Health website and in implementing changes to service delivery models as relevant under Directives. Please continue to consider how the general guidance can be implemented within your business continuity planning, including:
- Maintaining physical distancing and infection control measures;
- Using Personal Protective Equipment, including masks;
- Ensuring staff do not work while unwell;
- Managing to the extent reasonably practicable, so that employees, contractors and volunteers do not work across multiple facilities; and
- Managing unnecessary visitors to facilities.
At any time, please do not hesitate to reach out to CFSB at CommunityFunding@health.qld.gov.au or on T: 07 3006 2815. Please use these channels which are actively monitored so that the Department can provide consistent support and advice to you.