Latest update from 27 July 2021:
The South Australian Government has announced the 7-day state-wide lock down will end at midnight tonight, Tuesday 27 July 2021. This means that we will be reopening all ECH sites and reinstating ECH services from Wednesday 28 July. Bus trips will resume from Wednesday 4 August.
To ensure the safety of our community all ECH services will be following SA Health COVID safety guidelines. This includes the wearing of masks by all staff and clients and following safe social distancing measures. When attending ECH sites please also ensure you check-in using the QR code.
For the latest information and advice, we encourage you to please check the SA Health website. In the meantime we look forward to welcoming you back to our wellness centres and reinstating services from tomorrow.
Dr David Panter
ECH Chief Executive
Latest update from 23 July 2021:
Maintaining a healthy diet is extremely important. If you are finding it difficult to go shopping there are a number of options available including meal delivery services and fresh meal kits that can cooked at home. Click here for more information.
ECH can also help by going shopping and delivering groceries to you, to find out more please call us on 1300 275 324.
Maintaining your Mental Health
Maintaining a good sense of mental health is vital. If you’re finding it difficult during the current time then there are a number of support lines available, to help we’ve compiled a list of useful numbers below.
Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line – 1800 171 866
SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line – 1800 632 753
Carers SA Support Line for COVID-19 – 1800 422 737
Thirrili (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities) – 1800 841 313
Multilingual Older Persons COVID-19 Support Lines includes six 1800 phone lines in different languages – visit www.picacalliance.org
Latest update from 20 July 2021:
The South Australian Government has announced a 7-day state-wide lock down, commencing today Tuesday 20 July 2021 at 6pm.
During this time all ECH sites will be closed with only essential ECH home care and nursing services remaining in operation. These services will be offered as home appointments only and will follow SA Health COVID safety guidelines including the wearing of masks by all staff and clients.
During this period, our maintenance teams will only be attending to critical maintenance requests where safety is affected, all other requests will be dealt with after the lock down period ends.
The health and safety of our clients, residents and staff remains our highest priority and we will be continuing to monitor the situation closely. For the latest information and advice we encourage you to please check the SA Health website.
As a community we need to work together to try and stop the spread, so please wherever possible I would encourage you to try and stay home and limit your movements over the next 7 days. Stay warm and stay safe.
Dr David Panter
ECH Chief Executive
Watch our short videos below to see what precautions we have put in place to deal with COVID-19 as well as find out how we’ve been supporting our client and residents during this time.
What ECH Is Doing
We are working with staff at all levels of our organisation to ensure they are fully aware of all the preventative measures and have access to the latest information and updates. We also have excellent hygiene practices in place.
If you are concerned that you may have come into contact with COVID-19, or indeed have become infected, please contact your GP as normal. If it is confirmed that you have tested positive to COVID-19, please contact ECH on 1300 275 324 and we will discuss your service requirements.