Back in April, we had to stop providing transport services and most of us moved to working from home. We did this to protect our Aboriginal community members’ health. During that time, we were able to still help our clients and provide the support needed to ensure their health. Thank you for your patience and understanding during a very unusual and unsettling time. We all had to make changes to the way we live and work. Things are slowing changing back. We are beginning to find a new normal while following government advice and protocols. Although COVID 19 health risks have been reduced, the virus can quickly reappear. This can occur without our knowing and cause the virus to spread very quickly before we have a chance to react. To prevent this happening here in WA, the best action is to continue with sensible precautions. This includes stringent cleaning throughout the day, health screening desk at the door and distancing markings on the floor. We will also need to ask you a few questions about you are feeling and taking your temperature. Last week Administration staff and Care Coordinators returned to the offices in both Collie and Manjimup. This week the Outreach Workers (Ian in Manjimup, Jody and Prudence in Collie) join the Admin Staff and Care Coordinators in their offices. We are hoping that transport services will be available from the 29th June 2020 in Collie and the 30th June 2020 in Manjimup. When transport does start only ONE person will be allowed to be transported at a time. Please book your transport in ADVANCE. If you require transport for more than one person, you must let the Admin staff know at the time of booking the transport so alternative arrangements can be made.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.