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News 27 March, 2020

What is CBCHS doing?

CBCHS is following Government guidelines and closely monitoring the evolving situation to protect the health, wellbeing and safety of our clients, staff and volunteers.

Currently most CBCHS health and disability services are operating across our sites with heightened infection control, hand hygiene and social distancing measures in place.

To safeguard the health and wellbeing of vulnerable client groups, we have introduced new models of care for the following programs to support clients remotely:

  • All group activities including social support and primary health group activities
  • Community Visitors Scheme visits

We are continuing to develop alternative models of care and adapt our ways of to working to support the physical and social needs of clients across all services moving forward.

General Coronavirus Information 

The link below provides an overview of the latest Victorian Government information and advice about Coronavirus – symptoms, travel and what to do to reduce the risk of infection.

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Other important tips, guidelines and fact sheets can be found by clicking the links below:

If you are concerned that you are at risk of carrying Coronavirus, please contact the Department of Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 before attending a hospital emergency department or appointment.

For translated information on Coronavirus please click here.

To reduce the risk of contracting or spreading any virus, there are simple protective measures we can all take including:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing and sneezing
  • Don’t touch your face.