Afford is proud to deliver reliable and exceptional quality supports to our communities each and every day, including during these extraordinary times. Our organisation has taken extensive measures that ensure that Afford continues to provide supports safely at this time, and we remain vigilant in our adherence to the latest Government advice and requirements.
Senior Executive COVID-19 meetings are occurring daily to ensure that Afford’s agile response to the current climate.
Some of the measures that Afford has taken to keep our clients, staff and community safe during this time include:
Afford is committed to keeping clients, carers, families, staff, and our wider Afford community well informed and updated as more information is released by Government and World Health authorities.
If you have questions about Afford’s response to Coronavirus, you can address these either to your Team Leader or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about COVID-19
• The new Coronavirus disease, officially known as COVID-19, originated in China 2019 and has since spread around the world.
• 80% of people will experience mild symptoms and fully recover.
• 15% of people will experience moderate symptoms.
• 5% of people may experience severe symptoms and get very sick.
• The most common symptoms are fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath.
• Some people are at higher risk for developing serious illness such as older people, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, respiratory disease or low immunity.
What you need to know
• Wearing a facemask in public won’t help to protect you from infection.
• Only wear a facemask if you are sick with symptoms that might be due to COVID-19.
• Anybody can be infected. We are all at risk and COVID-19 does not discriminate between race nor gender.
• COVID-19 spreads from person to person through droplet transmission such as small pieces of saliva, sneezing and coughing.
• Droplets travel no more than one metre through the air.
• You have close contact with an infected person
• You touch objects (eg. Door handles) and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
• If you have a high temperature, new cough or have arrived from over-seas to stay home and to avoid people for 14 days (self-isolation).
• If you have symptoms stay home and seek medical advice by:
– going to www.healthdirect.gov.au or
– call the National Coronavirus Information and Triage line (1800 020 080)
– call your usual care provider
– inform your work place
How to stop the spread
• Hand washing regularly with soap and water or rubbing alcohol-based sanitiser onto your hands after using the toilet, blowing your nose and before and after eating.
Best way to do this:
– Wet your hands under warm water
– apply soap in the palm of your hand
– Rub your hands together to cover all areas of the hand
– wash your palms, the back of your hands, between your fingers, fingertips, thumbs, wrist and nails.
– Rinse your hands under running water
– dry your hands using disposable paper towels
– turn the tap off using paper towels or your bent elbow.
If you are unsure, you can watch these videos for the best technique:
• Washing your hands before and after leaving facilities.
• Keeping at least 1.5 meters distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
• Avoid large public gatherings, unless essential.
• Using tissues to cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing – and then placing those tissues in the bin.
• Cleaning of the environment around you regularly such as touched surfaces, tables, doorknobs and light switches.
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A truly wonderful organisation. Afford make incredible differences in the lives of people with disability every day — they go the extra mile every time and are always a pleasure to deal with. Keep up the awesome work!
Afford was our savour after we had a bad time. Afford helped Steven get a job and some self esteem, something he really need! They have helped him in every way. He still goes to the Blacktown lifestyle centre.
I love my room here. I chose the colours myself. I also love my bike, my bed and my own TV. It’s my own space to be myself.
I will always be grateful to the Afford staff for all their help they gave me, and keep giving Luis (and me) following his transplant. It was an extremely stressful time and they worked with me to make sure that Luis’ health, his physical and emotional needs were met. For Luis, the opportunity to spend time with others and enjoy activities has really made a difference in his life.
Afford Liverpool are very persistent and helpful. They never gave up on me. I love my job. It’s really empowering to do something I enjoy, top build on my skills and it’s really boosted my confidence.
I loved travelling to Disneyland. It was a ten year dream that I had and I had such a great time going on the rides, seeing the movie characters and having fun with my friends.
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