FOR SERVICE PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS
COVID 19 situation develops, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you
of how ADS is responding. The health and safety of our staff, clients, service
partners and collaborators is a priority.
We are continuing to provide services with
health and safety in mind
this point in time our offices remain open and we are continuing to provide
services in a way that has staff, client and general public health and safety
as a primary consideration.
are minimising face to face client contact and using alternative means of providing
services to our clients where possible and with funding requirements in mind.
ADS run group based activities have been postponed for the time being to reduce
the risk of transmission of the virus in group settings.
have postponed all ADS organised community events e.g., festivals, information
- We have postponed ADS hosted
inter-agency meetings where alternatives to conducting in person meetings
cannot be arranged.
- We have instructed our staff to
not attend in person external interagency meetings until further notice. Staff can
participate in meetings via electronic means.
Minimising the risk of transmission
have processes for staff to notify us if they are unwell or have had exposure
to the virus.
have instructed staff on good hand/cough/sneeze hygiene, and social distancing
hand sanitizers in all our offices and to staff visiting clients in their
arrangements to maximise social distancing e.g., interim working from home,
postponement of internal training.
have written to clients about COVID 19 and how they can help us minimise the
risk of transmission in their interactions with us.
difficult times for our clients, service providers and the community as a
whole. We will continue to work in solidarity
with you to provide needed services as best we can with health and safety being
front of mind. We will provide updates as the situation unfolds.
Chief Executive Officer