Sunnyfield COVID-19 update

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November 15, 2021

Sunnyfield Services Update

We are currently working through the NSW Health guidelines for the maximum number of people per service. NSW Health rules will continue to be eased over the coming weeks based on vaccination rates of people with disability and people who work in the sector.

Monday, 15 November 2021

COVID-19 safety update
Booster vaccinations and staff vaccination

Sunnyfield has, and will always, prioritise the health, safety, and wellbeing of all clients and staff. This includes ensuring we can continue to deliver the support services that you have chosen Sunnyfield to provide, in a safe environment.

We continue to monitor and implement all NSW and ACT Health rules and recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccination and ongoing hygiene discipline.

Booster vaccinations

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 18 and older, who have had their second dose at least six months ago, including people with disability living in shared residential accommodation settings.

ATAGI has recommended a third primary dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 12 or older, who are severely immunocompromised. ATAGI are recommending an interval of 2-6 months after the second dose, for the third dose. To see what immunocompromising conditions and therapies apply, read the ATAGI statement.

Staff vaccinations

Both NSW and ACT Health have issued rules regarding mandatory vaccination requirements for staff providing disability support services…

  • In NSW all disability workers must have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by 29 November 2021.
  • In ACT all disability workers must have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by 13 December 2021.
  • The only exception is if staff have a medical contraindication certificate.

Please be assured that Sunnyfield is actively working with all our staff to ensure we will comply with these rules, and have updated our employee vaccination policy accordingly.

We are seeing this through with your support

Together we can ensure supports and services continue to be provided in a safe manner, while we respect the individual rights of all people, including rights to self-determination and decision making.

If you need Sunnyfield’s support please do not hesitate to contact us, either through your Service Manager or Service Coordinator, by calling 1300 588 688, or by email enquiries@sunnyfield.org.au

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