25 March 2020

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As a leading global human services provider, APM is closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) pathogen. 

As always, our first priority is the safety of our clients and staff.

Advice for job seekers registered with APM Employment Services

You will still need to keep your appointments and activities with your APM employment consultant.

We will carry out meetings with you through phone or online appointments and we are avoiding all face-to-face meetings wherever possible.

If you have any concerns, please contact your local APM Employment Services office who can guide you.


Advice for NDIS participants

Our APM Communities teams, who deliver NDIS Local Area Coordination services to NDIS participants and people with disability, are no longer holding face-to-face meetings.

The closure of APM Communities offices is based on guidance from the National Disability Insurance Agency.

NDIS participants can still contact their LACs by calling 1300 276 522.

APM across Australia

All APM offices are closely monitoring their local situation and following the advice of medical health authorities and immediately reporting any suspected cases.  

Any staff who recently travelled overseas in the past 14 days cannot return to work unless they have a medical clearance. 

In addition, APM has implemented its Universal Infection Control Guidelines and reinforced the need for all staff to exercise proper hygiene to help reduce the spread COVID-19.  

We are delivering this through a rigorous internal hygiene program, including hand sanitiser being available in public areas.

High-contact areas such as bathrooms, door handles, telephones, grab-rails in corridors and stairwells are cleaned daily and workstations are wiped down with disinfectant before staff start work each day. This includes keyboards, phones and desk surfaces. 

We are practicing “social distancing”, which includes no physical contact when greeting people, maintaining 1.5 metres between each other and company-wide restrictions on face to face meetings. Many teams are already working from home. 

Several monitoring protocols have been introduced across the business to further limit any potential spread of the virus.  

APM will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and is following the latest advice of health authorities. We will take all necessary action to protect staff, clients and the communities in which we operate. 

If you are an APM client and have travelled overseas in the past 14 days and are scheduled to meet one of our staff, please contact the office and postpone the meeting.

If you are feeling unwell, immediately contact your doctor or seek advice from a hospital.

Medical authorities warn that the following symptoms could indicate COVID-19 infection:

  • fever 
  • breathing difficulties such as breathlessness
  • cough
  • sore throat 
  • fatigue or tiredness 


Here is some helpful information from the World Health Orgnisation...



 

 

 

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adrian.bradley@apm.net.au

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