Aboriginal Community Service has recently received information from the Department of Human Services advising us that all ACS staff members supporting clients to attend a public or private hospital must now have evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations prior to entering the hospital. This new requirement is effective from Monday 1st November 2021 and is indefinite thereafter.
Additional to this, any ACS staff member supporting clients to attend any other healthcare setting, must now have evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations prior to entering. This is effective from Monday 8th November 2021 and is indefinite thereafter. Healthcare settings include but are not limited to the list below;
- Outpatient Clinic appointments
- Allied Health appointments (Physiotherapy, OT, Speech Pathology, Dietician, Nutritionist, Podiatry, Psychology or Exercise Physiology)
- Specialist appointments
- Dentist appointments
- Pathology / Specimen Collection sites (ClinLabs, SA Pathology)
- Medical Imaging
- Audiology appointments
- Optometry appointments
- Art / Music therapy
Aboriginal Community Services would like to reassure all of our clients that our staff immunisation uptake in both residential and community programs is high, most of our ACS workers have all received at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Please give the office a call, during business hours if you would like to chat further about the measures ACS is taking to stop the spread of COVID-19 with the shared aim of protecting both our community members and workforce.