9th September 2021
A good news day for our people in regional areas as the State Government announced yesterday that Regional Victoria, except for greater Shepparton will exit lockdown from 11.59pm tonight, Thursday 9th September.
The lifting of restrictions means the five reasons to leave your home will no longer apply and there will be no limit on the distance regional Victorians can travel from home.
All of the current lockdown restrictions will likely remain in place in Metropolitan Melbourne until 70% of people have had at least one dose of vaccine. This is estimated to be around 23rd September.
Our people are here to support you to keep you safe and keep you connected, including support to book and attend a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Maybe you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines?
We are inviting all our Leisure Networks customers to a COVID-19 Vaccine information session and Q&A with Dr. Danny Le on Tuesday 14th September at 2pm. To join the meeting click here (please do not share this link publicly)
The session has been arranged via DHHS and will include information about:
- What is a vaccine?
- How are vaccines developed?
- How do COVID-19 Vaccines work?
- How have COVID-19 Vaccines been tested and how safe are they?
- What are the side effects?
Who is Dr. Danny Le?
Dr. Danny Le has been a GP in Keysborough for 21 years. Danny is a Clinical Director at Parkmore Medical Centre and has special interests in immunisation, geriatric medicines, chronic disease management, travel medicines, child and adolescent health and minor procedures. Dr. Danny Le has supervised more than 12,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines over the past 6 months.
If you have any questions that you would like asked during this session, you can email them to [email protected] prior to the session, or you can ask a question in person during the Q&A part of the session.
We encourage you to come along if you would like more information, or if you are unsure about receiving the vaccine. It is a safe space to get your questions answered by an expert. Join the Q&A session HERE
What else are we doing?
- All West group programs are NOT running (will be reviewed in line with the restrictions in place).
- All Barwon group programs will RESUME from Monday 13th September however any groups due to be travelling to Melbourne while there are current restrictions in place will be cancelled.
- Please also note if you live in the Melbourne Metropolitan area, you cannot attend our group programs in the Barwon Region
Our team have put together a new virtual program allowing everyone whether you are from Metropolitan Melbourne or Regional Victoria to come together online and connect with some fun activities on offer. Activities on offer to include a yoga session, music show, dance party, education and work skills, craft and chat… VIEW THE BROCHURE HERE
To find out more please contact our Debbie Hughes, Coordinator – Community Inclusion – [email protected] 😊
September School Holidays ☀️- Barwon
Our team have been busy planning the September school holiday program for the up coming spring break. Check out all the fun activities you can book into over the 2 week break in the Barwon Region HEREWe are here to support you with the following supports and services.
Supports we can provide to keep you healthy, safe and connected
- 1:1 Supports
- Empower Escapes
- Online Groups
- SLES work placements
- SLES shifts
- 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
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.
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.
Please don’t hesitate contact myself, or a member of the Leisure Networks team if you have any questions, concerns or simply want to reach out during this very uncertain and challenging time.
Take care and stay safe everyone,