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COVID-19 Response

Last updated 29 January 2022

Do you need help?

If you’re experiencing homelessness and need immediate assistance call Homeless Connect SA 1800 003 308 (free call, anytime).

Hutt St Centre is an essential service and is open providing support to help people experiencing homelessness meet their daily needs including meals, shower and laundry facilities, health and medical support, phone charging and secure lockers.

Essential services: including showers and laundry facilities, sit-down meals, secure locker storage, phone charging, and access to onsite medical services (RDNS nurse) are available to people experiencing homelessness. Case management and welfare check-ins are ongoing. These activities may need to be modified at short notice to comply with government health authorities’ guidelines.

Community engagement activities: such art group, cooking classes, group activities and excursions have now resumed. These activities may need to be modified at short notice to comply with government health authorities’ guidelines.

Coming into the Centre: people requiring support and coming into the Centre must follow hygiene guidelines and social distancing (recommended 1.5m physical distance from another person). QR code or manual sign-in is required, and masks must be worn. Masks are available onsite.

 

Information for staff, volunteers, persons engaging in work / duties and supporters

Vaccination requirements:

29 January 2022

Consistent with previous mandatory vaccination directions, the State Coordinator has issued Emergency Management (Healthcare Settings Workers Vaccination No 5) (COVID-19) Direction 2022 which comes into effect at 12:01 am on 29 January 2022

This Direction requires all persons engaged in working or performing duties at a Phase 2 healthcare setting (which includes Hutt St Centre) must within four weeks of becoming eligible in accordance with ATAGI guidelines, receive, or have evidence of a booking to receive, a third dose (booster) of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Proof of this status will need to be provided to be able to enter our site.

October 2021

On 20 October 2021, the State Coordinator put a new Direction in place under the Emergency Management Act regarding COVID-19 vaccinations in healthcare settings. We have reviewed the requirements and determined Hutt St Centre is subject to this Direction.

  • This direction applies to all persons engaging in work or duties at a healthcare setting including clinicians, ambulance workers, allied health workers, cleaners, administrative and executive staff, and students undertaking placement, regardless of whether they work in a patient or a non-patient area.
  • This direction applies to all persons who attend a healthcare setting in the course of their work or duties, including if their attendance is incidental such as delivery drivers or suppliers.

 

 

Volunteers: registered volunteers on the roster are asked to not attend your shift if you are feeling unwell, or have recently visited a location or exposure site requiring you to isolate. At this time only registered, regular volunteers are able to attend their shifts due to WHS regulations, and safety checks including police checks and working with vulnerable people checks. Please refer to the vaccination requirement section for additional information.

Donated goods: we are currently not accepting second-hand goods. New items we gratefully accept can be found here

 

Thank you to our wonderful supporters who make it possible for Hutt St Centre to continue helping people to rebuild their lives. It takes strength to stay kind in uncertain times.

We are proud of the way South Australians come together to support each other – we witness your generosity and compassion every day. Stay safe and be kind.