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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates & Information

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COTA SA's Response

23 March 2020

Further to our statement dated 17th March, COTA SA has again reviewed our work arrangements in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

COTA SA will operate as a remote workplace from Monday 30 March 2020 for the foreseeable future. As a result, our walk-in Reception will close from COB Monday 23 March. However the COTA SA team of staff and volunteers will continue our vital services and representations.

We will welcome and respond to contact by post, telephone and email. All phone calls will be diverted to voice mail with messages monitored throughout the day and answered as quickly as possible. Our free legal advice service will continue by appointment but over the phone.

This week we are testing our remote work processes and systems to ensure that we will remain available and responsive to older people over the coming months. Once our new work arrangements are in place we will focus on designing and implementing new ways of staying in touch with our precious COTA SA community.

17 March 2020

COTA SA acknowledges the threat the coronavirus, COVID-19 poses to our global community. As an employer and community citizen, COTA SA is mindful of our responsibility to do all we can to contribute to efforts to stop the spread of the virus and to minimise risks to our employees, volunteers and community.

We are monitoring developments and taking the advice of federal and state health officials. We will do all we can to act on that advice for the benefit of the older people we serve, the employees and volunteers who make up the COTA SA team and the broader community.

We are especially conscious that older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease), are more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. We also recognise the risks of prolonged isolation.

Read the full details of our response here