COVID-19 restrictions from: vic.gov.au & nhvic.org.au | at 22nd Oct 2021
From https://www.nhvic.org.au/responding-to-covid-19#directions as of 22nd October 2021
A person is not permitted to enter a neighbourhood house if:
- they are feeling unwell
- they have been potentially exposed to the virus and have not yet been tested
- they have been tested but are still awaiting their test result
- they have tested positive and should be self-isolating
- they are not wearing a face mask (unless medically exempt)
- they have not checked-in using the QR Code Check-In (or a paper alternative for people who do not use technology)
Regional Victoria settings
- Fully vaccinated: Indoors DQ4 and 30 cap, outdoors DQ2 and 100 cap
- Unknown vaccination: 20 persons per facility
- Adult education (pre-accredited and accredited training): Must learn from home, on-site learning for hands-on, skills based learning (vaccination status of students does not apply – this will change at 80% double dosed)
- Early childhood education and care: Open for all regional Victorian children and metropolitan Melbourne children already attending
- COVID Check-In Marshall required
Ensuring COVID-Safe practice
Current highest standard COVD-Safe practice for these premises includes:
- Using the Victorian Government’s QR Code Check In (and a paper alternative for people who do not use technology)
- Face mask enforcement
- Hand sanitizer at entry and other key location points
- Physical distancing (1.5 meters including no hugs or hand shakes)
- Regular disinfecting of high touch points and surfaces
- Signage displayed throughout the premises and messaging via regular online and other communications channels
Visiting the Community Centre
Victorians must use common sense and consideration when it comes to their activities during these difficult times.
Visitors to the Ballan Community Centre and its subsiduaries must make themselves aware of the current restrictions in effect and observe the appropriate social distancing and sanitizing regimes that are currently in place, including the wearing of masks, for the benefit and protection of all who use the centre.
Check notices when entering the facilty to confirm if face masks are currently required in the Community House. Face masks continue to be mandatory, unless a lawful reason not to wear one applies.
The Community House office and Steptoes Op-Shop will endeavour to operate under normal operating hours by our indispensable staff and volunteers, when COVID restrictions allow. We are also readily contactable by email and/or phone.
On behalf of the Board of the Ballan & District Community House and the Management
1 October, 2021