Intereach Victorian Offices Closed
12 Feb 2021

Intereach’s Victorian offices will be closed to the public from Monday, February 15 to Wednesday, February 17, following the Victorian Government’s five-day COVID-19 Stage 4 lockdown directive issued today.

All Intereach offices will still be available via telephone on 1300 488 226 during office hours (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday).

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said the organisation will act on the advice provided by government and health department officials going forward.

“We are still available via telephone and we will continue to deliver services and supports to our Victorian communities with reduced face-to-face contact. We’re encouraging phone or virtual meetings be undertaken where possible. Face-to-face meetings can only proceed in circumstances where phone or virtual servicing is not an option. For our New South Wales offices it’s mostly business as usual at this stage.”

Ms Fox said Intereach has implemented the following:

  • Victorian offices are closed to the public until 11.59pm on Wednesday, February 17 (at this stage).
  • Victorian staff will work from home where possible during the lockdown period.
  • Most participant meetings in Victoria will be conducted over the phone or virtually during the lockdown.

Ms Fox said Intereach recognises that some programs such as Community Transport, Aged Care Services and Children’s Services have unique needs and considerations. She said the executive will work closely with these programs to ensure reasonable and appropriate action is being taken.

Ms Fox said Intereach has also advised staff that all non-essential work-related travel into Victoria would be cancelled during lockdown.

“We’re well prepared as an organisation to respond to this directive, given we’ve been through this before, and we developed a comprehensive COVID-19 Safe Plan which we’ll continue to follow.”

Anyone showing symptoms of Coronavirus – such as coughing, fever, flu-like symptoms – should self-isolate and contact the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. Anyone with queries about Intereach’s COVID-19 response, or any other matter, can phone 1300 488 226 or email community@intereach.com.au.

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