Unity Housing’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response – updated 3 March 2021
Unity Housing gives serious regard for our employees’ and tenants’ health and safety, and the health and safety of other persons entering our workplaces.
As far as is reasonably possible we have taken measures to reduce the risk of employees, tenants and visitors being exposed to COVID-19. This includes:
- Minimising face to face meetings; continuing to use other platforms e.g. online (Zoom/Skype) or via telephone (voice/Facetime).
- Maintaining physical distancing – remaining a minimum of 1.5 metres apart and capping the number of persons in each work area within our offices to comply with the 1 person per 2 square metre standard.
- Providing hand sanitiser and antibacterial surface wipes in all communal areas of our offices.
- Regular professional cleaning of all offices.
- Posting COVID-19 related signage around offices, as issued by SA Health.
- Adhering to policies and procedures that support Unity Housing’s management of the Pandemic eg COVID-19 Office Safety Protocols.
- Complying with all pandemic directives as issued by SA Health, SA Police and the SA Government.
- Reinforcing that if persons are feeling unwell they are not to attend Unity Housing’s sites but seek medical advice.
South Australia is still in the first stage of the vaccine rollout, which is limited to frontline health care, medi-hotel and airport workers, as well as residents and staff of residential aged care and disability facilities.
The second phase of the rollout will begin next month with doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine targeting the APY Lands, remaining healthcare settings and other essential services personnel.
That phase will also deliver the vaccine to older people over 60 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people more generally and adults under 60 with underlying medical conditions.
The final phase will be the broad rollout of the Novavax vaccine from September 2021, subject to successful trials and approvals.