Summit Community Network COVID-19 UPDATES

May 19, 2020

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Summit is taking a measured, informed and well-considered approach in managing the existing programs and upcoming holidays and activities.

Summit will be guided by advice given from NSW Health, the Federal Government and the NDIS Quality & Safeguard Commission.

Summit’s Obligations

As a disability provider Summit has obligations that relate to the delivery of safe, quality supports and services, and the management of risks associated with the supports to you. Summit is currently registered as a COVID Safe business and has a COVID SAFE plan. To achieve the current objective of providing supports in a safe and competent manner with care and diligence, Summit will:

· Enforce hand washing with alcohol-based hand sanitiser prior to getting onto the vehicle and/or entering the Cottage

· Designed programs to be in line with all physical distancing laws and restrictions.

· Ensure all staff have completed Infection Control Training - COVID-19

· Assess every client and document procedures.

· Bus wiped down with antibacterial wipes and sprayed with disinfectant prior to each activity, throughout each activity and post each activity.

· Promote washing hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet (see more information about hand washing published by the Department of Health)

· Not accept participants or staff who present with flu like symptoms or present as being unwell.

· Monitor safe practices for personal hygiene that include, covering the mouth when coughing and sneezing, disposing of tissues, and using alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

· Taking temperatures of all people if required (accepted temperature up 37.5)

· Review NSW Health, NDIS Safeguard Commission and Government website daily for recommendations.

All Activities

All Term based activities will returning at a level that is in line with the level of restrictions imposed/lifted by the NSW Government. The Summit Crisis Management Plan is preparing a contingency plan so that services and supports can continue to be provided within the evolving situation.

What you can do

· Visit the NSW Health website to follow good hygiene practices such as handwashing and coughing/sneezing

· Stay home if you are unwell or feel you may have come in to contact with someone who has COVID-19.

· Limit contact with people most vulnerable to COVID-19 symptoms including the elderly and people who are immune suppressed.