Victoria to enter a 7 day lockdown from 8pm tonight 5th August 2021

Leisure Networks COVID Update 5th August 2021

Victoria heads into a 7 day snap lockdown from 8pm tonight, Thursday 5th August

With the latest announcements from the state government around COVID-19, and Victoria going into a 7 day lockdown from tonight Thursday 5th August at 8pm until Thursday 12th August 8pm, Victorians will only have five reasons to leave home:

  • shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, within 5km from your place of residence, a support person can accompany if required)
  • caregiving or compassionate reasons 
  • authorised work or permitted education, that cannot be done from home
  • exercise (up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household and a travel limit of 5km from your place of residence)
  • receive a vaccination
  • other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Masks Mandatory 

  • Face coverings must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exemption applies.

It is still mandatory for all Victorians across the state to check into shops, including supermarkets, and all workplaces using the Service Victoria QR code check-in.

For the full details on the restrictions please visit the DHHS website.

The health and safety of our customers, staff and communities is our priority and is the single most important issue when making decisions at Leisure Networks.
It is our duty of care to provide a safe, health promoting work environment that minimises risks of exposure to COVID-19.

I am updating you with the necessary changes we are making to our support programs which operate in the community.

Community-group program changes
We need to stop the delivery of non-essential community-based group activities, so effective from today Thursday 5th August 8.00pm:
All face to face group programs will be cancelled until Thursday 12th August 8pm – (review at this date in line with the state government advice)

We know that many people we support and their families are needing important supports at this challenging time.
We are here to support you with the following supports and services.

Supports to keep you healthy, safe and connected

  • 1:1 Supports
  • Empower Escapes
  • Online Groups
  • For all customers if you need support to be safe and well at home including support to go and get your COVID vaccination please contact our customer engagement team on 5222 3911
We want you to be safe and to still feel connected – please let us know how we can assist you by making contact with one of our friendly customer engagement team on 5222 3911. 

Support Coordination Services
Support coordinators are continuing to provide important supports during this time.  If you have questions about your NDIA plan or changes in your circumstances, please call your support coordinator directly or our Customer Engagement Team ph. 5222 3911. 

Financial Plan Management

Our Financial Plan Management team continues to deliver the same level of great service to our customers and processing of all provider invoices. Our NEW Leisure Networks Portal is providing our Financial Plan Management customers a self service option and is available at anytime to:

  • update profiles,
  • view claims and payments,
  • access service agreements, bookings and active funding,
  • view and submit invoices and statements and
  • receive access to a monthly overview of their spending.  

To learn more please do not hesitate to contact our friendly FPM team on (03) 5224 9992.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us

Our Customer Engagement Team are available between 9.00am – 5.00pm (Mon-Fri) on 5222 3911 or via email on [email protected].

We are taking advice from the key agencies to ensure we are up to date with the latest information and will keep you updated if anything changes.

Take care and stay safe everyone,

Libby Mears

Leisure Networks

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