COVID19 Safety Plan

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To all workers, clients and stakeholders

We continue to adhere to guidelines established at Devonfield for everyone’s health and well-being during this pandemic period. From observations and discussions, it is necessary to provide a reminder of our COVID19 SAFETY PLAN, particularly with “opening of borders” 26 October 2020.

We require you to read below and respond via email to to acknowledge reading, understanding and can apply requirements daily.

Your assistance throughout is appreciated as we continue to monitor updates and respond to any further easing of restrictions and the serious evolving situation on Mainland – we require below:

Let us know if you have concerns about someone unwell

Model, teach and remind peers and the people whom you support how to limit the spread of infection through:

  • not shaking hands or hugging – TAP ELBOWS or say hello with a SMILE


  • thorough washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water; where available

  • use hand sanitiser before entering and leaving premises.

  • covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow

Our COVID19 safety plan includes above and below for our facilities, homes and vehicles:

  • Homes – support staff rostered to work at the home only to enter the home, unless on site for essential assistance to residents

  • Homes – visitors only permitted to enter if fit and well and at request of the resident with social distancing required throughout visit plus checking numbers within home meet the capacity limits with 1x2m spacing per person.

  • Facilities – all being set-up and operated in accordance with current 1x2m spacing per person

  • Employment services – social distancing and set-up spacing being adhered to as much as practical with PPE worn where production/service requirements prevent this.

  • Community facility – 3 rooms on site being set-up for social distancing and spacing with maximum persons in each room of 20 including support staff. Also access doors specified for each client to enter each day for their daily support.

  • Social and community activities – ensure planned, checked that location attending is adhering to safety guidelines plus vehicles adhering to guidelines for only driver in front row and 2 persons in each row behind. Exception being a mask being worn by driver for passenger to be seated in front seat.

  • Public transport – Taxi and local bus services apply distancing as above for vehicles.

  • Vehicles – with limits on number of passengers permitted in vehicles plan and book Devonfield vehicles through Team Leaders or Head Office with all drivers responsible for sanitising vehicle on returning to Devonfield site/homes. (cleaning of vehicle checklist attached)

  • Vehicles – log books to have name of all persons in vehicle being recorded together with location travelling to, odometer readings plus date and time of use

  • Rooms booked and used for meetings – facility to be sanitised at end of session ready for next person to use (i.e. chairs, tables, etc used). Professional cleaners completing daily cleaning requirements on sites.

  • Contact of Team Leaders to arrange meeting time regarding support is via text message to Team Leader’s mobile phone with brief details. Team Leaders will respond to arrange convenient time for personal support meeting during their flexible work hours if not possible whilst both are at work.

  • Absenteeism from work – ensure call 64246133 to provide details. Head Office and on-call Manager will contact relevant staff to arrange relief coverage.

  • COVID19 test –results to be emailed to mobile 0419 357742 to gain authorisation to return to work. Your absence from work essential during this process to remove risk to all clients and peers.

Please do not hesitate to contact Executive Team (currently John, Karin and myself) at Head Office during business hours (8am to 4pm) if unsure or needing further details on Devonfield’s COVID19 safety plan.

Emergency 24 hours per day contact phone number is 03 6424 6133.

Download our COVID19 Safety Plan here


Tanya Kingshott
Chief Executive Officer

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