KAC operational changes - COVID19

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KAC operational changes - COVID19

Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (KAC) continues to manage the COVID-19 threat in accordance with current government advice, whilst also taking a precautionary approach to ensure as much protection of KAC members and staff as possible. KAC’s first priority remains the wellbeing of KAC members and staff.

As of today (3/1/22) the 2552 new COVID 19 cases in South Australia. To date 26 new cases are confirmed amongst residents of Port Augusta over the weekend, 33 active cases in Port Pirie, 19 in Whyalla, 24 in Port Lincoln, 2 each in Ceduna and Coober Pedy and 4 in Roxby DownsGiven the increased health risks within our communities, we also remain very concerned about the states rising hospitalisation and ICU rates which now includes 94 people in hospital and 9 in ICU. 

In light of the current COVID outbreak and our board approved COVID protocols, KAC will make the adjustments to operation from tomorrow Tuesday 4th January until further notice.

  • KAC offices will remain closed until further notice in accordance with government advice to reduce mobility and stay and work from home wherever possible.
  • As we have previously done, corporate staff will move to a work from home (WFH) model and commence services by Thursday 6th January.
  • Face to Face meetings and travel for work purposes will not be approved until further notice, unless exception circumstances and safety measures are pre-approved by the CEO
  • Kokatha Mining Services will continue to operate in alignment with current OZM requirements. Operations will remain agile and respond as required
  • Kokatha Heritage Services will be suspended until the end of January due to increased community risk. This position will then be re-evaluated and when services recommence they will continue to be in alignment with client requirements for double vaccination status
  • Kokatha Pastoral will continue to operate in accordance with its COVID safe plan and alignment to client COVID procedures.
  • Current Kokatha Charitable Trust health support criteria will include family travel to Adelaide due to COVID hospitalisations.

KAC management team will meet daily to appraise our response within this constantly changing situation. We are hopeful that the measures we have agreed to will continue keep all Kokatha people and KAC staff are as safe as possible. 

Please take care during these uncertain times and let’s keep ourselves, families and communities as safe as possible with vaccinations, booster shots, masks, good hygiene, social distancing and accurate information. We continue to base our decisions on confirmed SA Health and SA Government information as it is updated. 

Daliy COVID Data can be found here

You can also keep up to date on news, events and supports at the KAC FACEBOOK NOTICEBOARD

Take care and please stay safe

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