Stage 3 Restrictions are now in place for all Victorians. For Lifeskills, this means making some changes to the way we support Participants so that we can continue to run vital services while keeping all Participants and staff safe.
Details of the Stage 3 Restrictions can be found here: Victorian Government website
A key feature of stage 3 includes the gathering of no more than 2 people – exceptions are made for work, households and education.
What does this mean for Lifeskills?
As an essential service, Lifeskills is permitted to continue running activities. We are currently running a modified timetable in rooms with access exclusive only to Lifeskills. Groups are small in number to ensure sufficient space is provided.
All off-campus activities have been suspended until there is a change in restrictions.
We have created some resources for Participants and their families to use. It’s critical that Lifeskills, the Participants we support and all staff follow the Stage 3 restrictions to ensure everyone’s safety. We hope these resources provide a guide to Participants and reassure families and carers that we are doing everything within our control to provide high quality support during this time.
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission have created a number of resources for Participants also. You can read a document regarding what you can expect from providers such as Lifeskills here: NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
Every Australian Counts has put together a range of resources including information in languages other than English and documents from the Australian Government, Department of Health and more. You can access those resources here: Every Australian Counts
NDIS Commissions Frequently Asked Questions
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has released a frequently asked questions page for Participants, families and carers. You can view the page here: NDIS FAQ
Easy-Read Government Documents:
COVID-19 Update from NDIS: