Update as of July 13 2021.
3Bridges is still open, supporting the community.
As always, our employee, volunteer and client safety is of the utmost importance. Onsite we have increased the frequency of cleaning and are encouraging all staff who are able, to work from home.
We continue to monitor and adhere to all Government COVID updates and offer PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) at all sites.
Our services are available in most cases, but we have adjusted delivery to meet NSW Government health advice. See below for any changes which may impact you:
Aged Care Services
1:1 support is only provided for essential services with all of our support workers issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including masks, gloves, sanitiser etc. to ensure the safety of our team members and participants.
Our social groups have been placed on hold.
Meal delivery will be operating as usual.
Our team are making regular calls to those who have been affected by suspension of the groups to check in and maintain social connection.
Face to face visits are continuing as normal with appropriate PPE to ensure safety of all our clients and their families.
Pre-checks will take place prior to entering a clients home to ensure our clients are feeling well and are comfortable with our Allied Health team visiting.
Our Arrowsmith Program is continuing via online learning for the next week.
We look forward to seeing everyone again face to face (COVID pending) next semester, starting 12 July.
Home Modification and Maintenance
Our Home Modification and Maintenance team is operating as usual, while adhering to COVID guidelines including social distancing and room capacity requirements along with a pre-visit questionnaire to expedite the process remotely.
Services are continuing as per usual with all our support workers issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including masks, gloves, sanitiser etc. to ensure the safety of our team members and the participants.
Our 1:1 support both in home and out in the community is continuing as per normal.
Participants in Aged Care facilities, Group Homes and Supported Independent Living accommodation still have support but the time reduced as per the individual facilities guidelines. If there is no face to face option available to these participants 3Bridges support staff are checking in either via phone or video call to maintain social connection and check on emotional and physical wellbeing. 3Bridges Support Coordinators are also checking in on participants.
Outside School Hours Care
Our vacation care programs are open. We encourage families to book in as numbers as capped as per COVID safety guidelines.
Many fun activities are planned in a COVID safe way!
Holiday programs and drop in is now on hold but essential services are still available.
Early Years Support Service
Volunteer home visits will be put on hold for now but Volunteers & Coordinators will still be providing emotional support via phone calls/text messages.
The EYSS office team can still private face to face visits with appropriate PPE where needed and can arrange for essential items such as nappies, formula etc to be delivered to the home.
Info Desk - Westfields Hurstville
The Info Desk, located at Westfields Hurstville will be closed for the duration of the lockdown. If you are in need of JP Services please check the following: