Information for Community Service Organisations re COVID-19
Advice from DCJ 8 Sep 2021 - Reporting of COVID-19 incidents (pdf) - reporting of any COVID-19 positive incidents that occur involving clients, or that impact the delivery of services to clients in your workplace in accordance with contract requirements.
Information for DCJ Service Providers - COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccinations 4 Sep 2021 (pdf) - an information sheet, including links to relevant resources, to assist service providers regarding the issue of requiring employees to have COVID-19 vaccinations. Includes an outline of the approach DCJ is taking to assessing the risk of COVID-19 in all of DCJ workplaces to determine if groups of employees will be required to be vaccinated to reduce risk which DCJ is sharing as an example to assist in developing your own approach. Please note however that dates for compliance were extended after this document was produced. Latest compliance dates are available here.
Advice from FAMS in complying with the Public Health Orders 31 Aug 2021 - the new requirements, what they mean, and how to comply.
New Registration & Vaccination Requirements for Workers - new requirements come into effect from 9 and 20 September 2021.
Advice from DCJ 18 Aug 2021 - How to book a priority vaccine - authorised worker vaccinations and Test & Isolate payments (pdf) - information about how to book a priority vaccine appointment for you or your staff; and advice about a new payment that may assist any casuals you employ.
DCJ COVID Links 27 Jul 2021 (pdf) - information on restructions, rules, program-specific advice, delivering essential services, support for staff, resources for service providers, setting up electonic check in and QR codes.
WSNBM Service Provider - COVID Sector Briefing 26 Jul 2021 (pdf) - key messages in operating in a COVID safe way, authorised workers, surveillance testing, business continuity plans, PPE supplies, additional funds, escalating issues, resources, Q&A.
Update from Deparment of Communities & Justice 23 Jul 2021 (pdf) - includes latest info re COVID-19 testing requirements for workers living in Greater Sydney and particular LGAs, checking requirements for employers, DCJ service provision in the Greater Sydney areas affected by stay at home orders and COVID-19 resources in community languages.
Free or Discounted Tools and Resources to help you work from home - from Connecting Up.
Australian Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for community groups - resources to use when helping people in your community affected by COVID-19.
Managing Social Distancing - from NCOSS
Service continuity - general advice & tools - from NCOSS
Specific Program Information for Service Providers
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Child & Family
Housing / Homelessness
New Employer Guide: COVID-19 Vaccinations And The Workplace, !7 Aug 2021 (pdf) - produced by The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (ACCI) Workplace Relations and WH&S team
COVID-19 Community Sector Resource – compiled by NCOSS and has the latest info and help you plan for service continuity, support clients in different ways and protect staff.
Managing your organisation during a health crisis – from Not-for-Profit Law.
Information & resources on COVID-19 - from Justice Connect for affected people and community organisations.
COVID-19 Safe Workplace Checklist - compiled by the Australian Services Union and based on Safe Work Australia's tool and resources.
Workplace resources COVID-19 checklist - guidance on how to manage and support workers through COVID-19 from the ACTU.
COVID-19 WHS Information - from Safe Work Australia.
Governance and COVID-19 - resource from NFP Law.
COVID-19 Long Service Leave Act Amendment - On 24 March 2020, NSW Parliament passed temporary laws which will create greater flexibility for employers and workers to access long service leave in advance during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. These laws are effective on and from 25 March 2020
Pandemic plan advice - from NSW SafeWork.
COVID-19 Safety Plan - from NSW Government to help protect your staff, workers, customers and visitors.
NB: MCRN Members can access a selection of sample policy templates by logging in.
Australian Government Jobs Hub website - to help Australians find work during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Jobs Hub advertises the latest vacancies from businesses across Australia. .
The ASU Jobs Connect website – to connect employers in the community and disability sectors across NSW to try to help members impacted by COVID19 get work at places where there is now high demand for more workers and where there are positions available.
Blue Mountains Community Sector Jobs - listings on the MCRN website for current employment opportunities in the Blue Mountains and surrounds.
Working from home: A checklist to support your mental health during Coronavirus - developed by Dr Jill Newby at the Black Dog Institute, 25 Mar 2020
Wellbeing for Home - webinar series offers tips and tactics to help employees thrive in a work from home environment: Working safely from home; Money tips for challenging times; Sleep - the wonder drug; Achieving balance in isolation.