After 5 days of full lockdown, WA has recorded no new COVID-19 cases and the Premier announced the end of the lockdown for 6pm tonight. This means from Monday February 8 we will return to normal support hours and arrangements.
We understand COVID-19 is having a huge impact on people with disability, their families and carers. We have put together some information on supports and accessible resources available to you during this difficult time.
The WA Government has declared a State of Emergency for Western Australia. Effective from tonight Perth metropolitan area, Peel and South West regions will enter a 5-day lockdown. Interchange will continue to provide essential services to people who need our support and our main priority is the safety and wellbeing of our customers, staff and the general community.
Our organisation recently conducted two surveys to find out more about the experiences of people we support and our employees during the COVID-19 outbreak in WA in order to update our plans and be prepared if needed for the future.
As the mother of a person we support and a support worker herself Mandy Daniel is giving a shout-out to all the great support workers out there and the wonderful work they do.
You probably find that in the current situation people are becoming more physically distant from each other. However this doesn’t mean that you need to be socially isolated. We can help you staying connected to us, your family, friends and other community groups via phone, video chat or online.
The health and wellbeing of you, our staff and the community is our main priority. This means we will now be limiting support to Essential Services.