Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

News / 23 March 2020

At Intelife the well-being of our customers, staff and community is of the utmost importance. Therefore, we are taking preventative measures regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19.

A coronavirus is a type of virus which is common across the world. COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in China in December 2019 that has now spread internationally.

We are following the government guidelines on the coronavirus and have put in restrictions and controls that are recommended by government bodies.  These restrictions and controls apply to all staff, participants, customers, subcontractors and visitors associated with Intelife.

Recent announcements

Western Australia are currently in Phase 4 of easing restrictions. Information pertaining to current restrictions can be found here.

Western Australia expanded asymptomatic testing from 2 June.  This includes testing for people working in the disability sector.  Full details can be found here

The Federal Government have announced the process they intend to follow to allow Australians to come out of lockdown.  Please read the Three Step Framework and Covid Safe Australia Roadmap for more information.

 

COVID-19 Testing Criteria and COVID Testing Clinics

The testing criteria for COVID-19 has been expanded significantly across all COVID-19 clinics and testing sites across Western Australia. Testing criteria and clinic information can be found here

The testing criteria includes anyone displaying the following symptoms:

  • presenting with a fever (≥37.5°C)
  • a recent history of a fever (e.g. night sweats, chills) OR
  • an acute respiratory infection e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat OR
  • acute loss of smell or loss of taste.
Protecting yourself

The best way to protect yourself and others against coronavirus is to practice good hygiene by:

  • Washing your hands frequently (for at least 20 seconds) with soap and water or using an alcohol based hand gel;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose;
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of the tissue immediately into a rubbish bin and clean your hands as described above; and
  • Avoiding close contact (maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres).
Useful link:
Letters communicated to families

How to protect yourself

Current Coronavirus statistics in Western Australia

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus/COVID19-statistics

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