Updated: 13th October 2021
There have been NO changes to COVID-19 restrictions across the country today, however the ACT has announced that it is moving to require full vaccination against COVID-19 for staff working across early childhood settings, ACT primary schools, out of school hours care and specialist and flexible education settings for the remainder of 2021.
NSW, VIC and the ACT are all still on track for further easing of restrictions over the coming weeks – here is a quick snapshot of where restictions currently sit in those states/territories.
NSW is expected to hit 80% vaccination rates by the 25th October, when all students will be able to return to school and there will be further easing of restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated.
Schools are already open in VIC and the state is on track to hit 70% vaccination rates by the end of October when lockdown will end and restrictions will ease for people who are fully vaccinated.
The ACT has already hit 70% vaccinate rates and is expected to end lockdown and transition to the National COVID Roadmap by easing all restrictions from 11:59pm Thursday 14th October.
- Easing of restrictions for all fully vaccinated residents of NSW as per 70% vaccination rates on the NSW Roadmap to Recovery. A list of NSW LGAs under current lockdown is available here.
- Restrictions remain in place for people in NSW who are not fully vaccinated
- All residents and visitors in Metropolitan Melbourne, Mitchell Shire, Mildura Rural City Council are under stay-at-home orders.
- Restrictions remain in place for regional VIC
- Tight border restrictions remain in place for VIC and NSW.
- Residents and visitors to the ACT are under stay-at-home orders until 11:59pm Thursday 14 October 2021.
Aspect Service Update:
- Aspect Adult Community Services in NSW are currently suspended
- Aspect Adult Community Services in Victoria are still considered essential services and are continuing to operate.
- Aspect Therapy Services in the Victoria will only be conducted via TeleTherapy appointments.
- Aspect Therapy Services in NSW will open to face-to-face appointments for fully vaccinated participants. Teletherapy appointments will continue.
- The ACT will only be conducted via TeleTherapy appointments
- Aspect Assessments in NSW will open to face-to-face appointments for fully vaccinated participants in Greater Sydney and Coffs Harbour regions. TeleTherapy appointments will continue.
- Aspect Employment Services and Aspect Support Coordination in NSW will open to face-to-face appointments for fully vaccinated participants. Teletherapy appointments will continue.
- Aspect Employment and Support Coordination in Victoria will only be conducted via TeleHealth appointments
- All Aspect Schools in NSW are employing learning from home until Government until October 18, when a phased return to face-to-face teaching will resume. Aspect Riverina, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour Campuses are open.
Please contact your School or your Service Coordinator directly if you need to discuss how we can best support you, or contact us on 1800 277 328.
Below is a list of Government websites providing the most reliable information on restrictions, testing, vaccines and support payments - noting that these sites are sometimes not updated with the latest information until mid to late afternoon.
You can catch it from other people. It can make people very sick.
Sometimes it is called the Delta variant. A variant is when a virus changes, making it easier to catch from other people.
Our schools are still open. Some of our adult services are open. Our therapy services are now also online. Our assessments are now also online. Our employment services are now also online.
Aspect wants to help to stop the spread of the virus. We want to stop our students, participants and staff from getting sick.
What we are doing:
We are making sure our sites are clean.
We are all washing our hands.
We are not touching each other.
We are wearing masks.
We are not getting too close to each other. This is called social-distancing.
We are using internet video and phone calls for:
We are helping students learn from home when they cannot come to school.
What you need to do:
Talk to us on the phone, or send us an email, if you want to ask a question.
Tell us if you need to make a change to how we support you or how you learn at an Aspect school.
Do not come to school or Aspect services if you are sick. Please stay at home.
What you need to know:
We are going to keep helping you. We are working hard to support all of our community.