As you are aware, a fortnight ago CPL modified some service delivery on Brisbane’s southside.  These changes were precautionary in response to localised positive cases of coronavirus.  

CPL continues to operate COVID-19 free. We actively monitor the situation on a daily basis and continue to take our lead from Queensland Health.
As the critical time period from the first cases has now passed with few additional cases, we are now able to roll back some of these measures as outlined below. 

Visitors to SILs  
From Friday (today), visitors will be allowed to return to all CPL SIL locations.  However, we will be introducing guidelines that align with Queensland Government’s Aged Care Direction (No. 9) as it relates to “non-restricted residential aged care facilities”. As there is no specific guidance in place for disability environments, we believe this advice is best suited to keeping our clients in residential settings safe. 

The direction allows for a maximum of two visitors at a time per resident, with all visitors to:  

•    practise physical distancing; and 
•    limit their contact with other persons at the facility. 

If you’re visiting someone, we encourage you to wear a mask. This isn’t mandatory but we ask you consider bringing your own mask or wearing one provided by CPL. Our employees will continue to wear masks when delivering support.  

Allied Health 
From Monday next week, all Allied Health centres will be open and face to face appointments will resume in both our therapy centres and at home.  

As part of this, the following measures will be in place: 
•    Temperature taking and health declaration forms to be completed  
•    Maintaining social distancing during the sessions wherever possible  
•    Room limits on all therapy spaces 

Please be aware that, in line with the direction from the Speech Pathology Australia, any appointments that involve mealtime assessments will require the therapist to be wearing full personal protective equipment, including a gown and face shield.   

Community Access  
From Friday (today), community access will return on a 1:1 basis.  We understand many people will be keen to take advantage of the long weekend, but we request that you make sensible choices about the places you visit in the community.  Try to maintain social distancing wherever possible; and avoid crowded places such as busy shopping centres, unless shopping for essential items.
Centre-based and group support programs (Springfield, Capalaba, Yeronga, Moorooka)
Centre-based activities at the above locations, including Access Arts programs, will not recommence on Monday.  

We anticipate they will return late next week pending weekend cases.  An update will be provided very early next week. If you have any questions about the return of centre-based activities, please speak to your supervisor. 

Thank you for your understanding during this time. If you have any questions or there is anything else we can do to assist you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  

Take care and stay safe.  

Wendy Lavelle  
Chief Operating Officer  
CPL – Choice, Passion, Life  


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