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2020/03/11

Coronavirus Updates and Information

Updated 24/03/2020

In light of the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, SCIA has implemented a SCIA Coronavirus Policy which outlines the additional precautionary measures we have undertaken, as well as helpful links for further information about the virus.

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia would like to assure our clients and members that their safety and well being is of highest priority.

All SCIA staff will continue to practice high hygiene and risk minimising measures, and we encourage our clients to do the same.

This includes:

  • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds or using a 60% minimum alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • Maintain 1.5 metres distance between yourself and others around youUsing a tissue to cover your mouth and nose area or cover with your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the tissue immediately.
  • If you feel unwell, please seek medical advice from the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. This line is monitored 24 hours a day

Information and Updates

We would like to share with you the latest updates regarding your health, safety and wellbeing during this time.

Please click any of the links below to find out information relevant to you. If you need further support please contact us on 1800 819 775 or email info@scia.org.au.

All NeuroMoves sites and SCIA offices have additional sanitizing stands as a precautionary measure, and continue to follow a strict culture of hygiene. We recommend clients cancel their sessions if they are feeling unwell and to visit their local GP.

People with coronavirus may experience:feverflu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigueshortness of breath

We advise you to contact your local GP should you experience any/or all of the above symptoms, or refer to the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. for further information.

SCIA appreciates your understanding and believes these measures will help in minimising the impact of associated health risks of coronavirus.

We will continue to monitor the status of coronavirus as the situation evolves and keep our clients updated on any changes to SCIA services, which may affect you directly.

For further information relating to your SCIA service, please contact our Customer Connect Team on 1800 819 775 or email info@scia.org.au.

2020/02/28

Have your say at the NSW Disability Inclusion Act consultations

The New South Wales Government is reviewing the New South Wales Disability Inclusion Act to see if it has achieved its aims, and to look at what needs to be done to bring it up to date.

In order to ensure that the views of people with disability are properly represented we are holding a community consultation to obtain feedback from our members and supporters. The Physical Disability Council of NSW is hosting this consultation in collaboration with the SCIA, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, MDNSW and Stroke Recovery Association.

Date: Wednesday 11 March, 2020
Where: McKell Room, New South Wales Parliament House
6 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000
When: 1:00pm - 3:00pm or 5:00pm - 7:00pm
RSVP:
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If you are a SCIA member or person with disability, we invite you to register your interest in attending.

SCIA will be making a submission to this important review. We’d love to hear your feedback on things such as:

  • Is it your experience that Disability Inclusion Action Plans, which are required by the Act, are working effectively or not?
  • Do you feel you have gained better access to community because of them?
  • Do you think the Disability Inclusion Act has achieved its goals?
  • What do you think could be done to improve the Act?

A discussion paper/website has been developed which outlines many of the areas relevant to the legislation, along with a survey that you can fill in.

The deadline for submissions and the survey is 30 March, 2020.

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