Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
January 28, 2022
We want to assure you that BlueCare is here to support you through COVID-19. Your health and safety is our number one priority.
We’re here to help you continue receiving the vital services you need so you can remain safe and well. As the public health situation continues to develop, it is incredibly important we do what we know is best to protect our clients and support our staff to help them remain safe.
To continue providing a high-level of support and care in a safe environment, BlueCare has practices and conditions in place, including (but not limited to) the below.
Mandatory vaccinations for staff
UnitingCare’s vaccination policy, which includes BlueCare, requires all our people to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Any services and support supplied by UnitingCare will be facilitated by people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 – providing you and your families with the assurance that we are doing everything we can to keep a safe and healthy environment.
COVID-safe procedures and practices
Vaccination is just one way we are helping to keep you safe. BlueCare staff are also required to adhere to stringent measures when visiting your home. These include, but are not limited to:
- Maintaining physical distancing of (1.5m) where appropriate.
- Wearing a mask at all times.
- Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when visiting and providing care.
- Maintaining good hand hygiene.
- Immediate isolation and use of PCR / Rapid Antigen Testing for people who are exhibiting symptoms.
Please note that working restrictions for staff are dependent on individual cases.
For the past two years, we have continued to adapt to a rapidly changing situation to help keep you and your loved ones safe. We understand these are challenging times, but we are in this together and will continue to strive to do everything we can to keep you safe in accordance with Federal and State Government guidance and directions.
You can also phone the Federal Government’s National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 for more information about COVID-19 and vaccines.
Following are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to support you through this challenging time.
Frequently Asked Questions