COVID-19 update/roadmap from 11 October 21

From 11th October, NSW is opening up, with restrictions and freedoms being heavily reliant on vaccination status. Those who aren’t under stay at home orders, will  have additional restrictions if they are unvaccinated. A vaccinated person is someone who has received both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, or Moderna.

GoCo Updates

Gunnedah LGA is opening back up at 12.01am Monday 11th October, and will be under the same requirements as the rest of NSW, unless we receive additional information from the Department of Health.

Facilities: As GoCo facilities are considered high risk areas, no person will be allowed in our facilitates or vehicles unless they are fully vaccinated.

Groups: All group participants will be required to show evidence that they are fully vaccinated to attend.

Home visits: will only be attended by fully vaccinated GoCo staff members. Staff who are not fully vaccinated, will be required to work from home, if reasonably practicable.

Staff: Vaccinated staff who can do their job from home may continue to do so, however may attend the office if they wish.

Volunteers: Volunteers must be fully vaccinated to perform services.

All people wishing to enter a GoCo facility will need to show evidence that they are fully vaccinated.

Evidence of COVID vaccination

You’ll need to get your own digital certificate or immunisation history statement using either:

Once you’ve had all your required doses, you can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to your digital wallet.

If you’re not eligible for Medicare, you need an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) to get your proof online. You can get an IHI using the Individual Healthcare Identifiers service (IHI service) through myGov.

Not online?

If you can’t get proof online, your vaccination provider can print your immunisation history statement for you.

You can also call the Australian Immunisation Register and ask us to send your immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate to you. It can take up to 14 days for your statement or certificate to arrive in the post.

Face coverings

Masks indoors are still mandatory and must be worn so that it covers the person’s nose and mouth. Anyone removing a mask for one of these reasons should maintain 1.5m distance from others wherever possible.

Masks must be worn at all times:

  • while in our offices.
  • during GoCo transport services
  • during home visits

A staff member or visitor may remove their mask under the following conditions:

  • while communicating with another person who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • if wearing a mask creates a risk to health and safety
  • where clear enunciation or visibility of your mouth is essential
  • when eating or drinking
  • during attendance at GoCo aged care social groups in our venues, provided the attendee signs in and out of the venue electronically

If a person has a medical exemption from wearing a mask, evidence must be sighted before the person is allowed into the building.  Evidence of medical exemption to masking wearing must be in the form of:

(a) a medical certificate or other written evidence signed by a registered health practitioner or a registered NDIS provider, or

(b) a statutory declaration by the person.

The evidence must state:

(i) that the person has the illness, condition or disability, and

(ii) the illness, condition or disability makes wearing a fitted face covering unsuitable, and

(iii) the person’s name and place of residence,

Density requirements

GoCo will continue to adhere to the 1 person per 4 square metres of space rule in indoor areas. For the parts of the premises that are outdoor areas—1 person per 2 square metres of space will be allowed. GoCo will not allow more than 20 persons to attend a group class or other group activity. In the event of GoCo hosting outdoor events coming into the warmer weather, participants will be required to show their evidence of vaccination, and to check in to the event.

Thanks for your cooperation. If you have any queries pleased don’t hesitate to contact our office on 02 6740 2240.

Stay safe.

GoCo Management


Gentle Exercise Classes Relaunch – Kootingal

GoCo recently announced its new partnership with Rural Fit in the delivery of Gentle Exercise Classes in Kootingal at our Info Session Event on 6 October 2021.

GoCo is excited to recommence weekly exercise classes:

Wednesday 13th October, 10am at Kootingal Bowling Club.

All clients will receive a complimentary initial assessment and health check from Rural Fit in order to gage your health, fitness and goals and create an individual plan.

Please book your initial assessment directly with Rural Fit by calling 6765 9866 and let them know you are with the GoCo exercise classes.

Clients are encouraged to book your place with GoCo directly prior to attending.

GoCo Gentle Exercise Classes are available to people who are eligible through My Aged Care.

Download full details on the new format of GoCo’s Gentle Exercise Classes at Kootingal here.

Kootingal Exercise Class Intro Event Wednesday 6 October 2021


COVID-19 Update – Gunnedah Lockdown

In line with the Gunnedah LGA lockdown, please be aware of the following:

  • Gunnedah Office is closed to the public from Tuesday 5 October 2021 until Tuesday 12 October 2021.
  • Gunedah Social Support Groups services are suspended until lockdown finishes, this includes Exercise Classes at Rural Fit (GoCo only and regular Rural Fit classes).
  • Essential services including Home Care Package services and respite and transport for medical or grocery purposes will continue where practical.
  • Social support services for essential needs will continue where practical.
  • Home and Garden Maintenance services will continue, with all services to be paid by invoice, no cash payments, to reduce physical contact.

ALL staff and volunteers visiting GoCo offices are required to Check In using the Service NSW QR check-in system.
If you do not have a smartphone or if there are technical difficulties with the QR code, one of our friendly team will Check in on your behalf.

Please refrain from attending our offices if you:

  • Have been to any close, casual or monitor for symptoms locations in NSW in the last 14 days
  • Have been to or live in any of the current locations of interest,  close or casual contact locations, or places of high concern in NSW or interstate in the last 14 days
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms – fever (37. 5°C or higher) or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period or live in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating
  • Are waiting for a COVID-19 test result

Masks must be worn at all times

  • while in our offices.
  • during GoCo transport services
  • during home visits

A staff member or visitor may remove their mask under the following conditions:

  • while communicating with another person who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • if wearing a mask creates a risk to health and safety
  • where clear enunciation or visibility of your mouth is essential
  • when eating or drinking
  • during attendance at GoCo aged care social groups in our venues, provided the attendee signs in and out of the venue electronically

Anyone removing a mask for one of these reasons should maintain 1.5m distance from others wherever possible.

Thanks for your cooperation. If you have any queries pleased don’t hesitate to contact our office on 02 6740 2240.

Stay safe.

GoCo Management


Gentle Exercise Classes – Kootingal Information Session

GoCo invites existing and new clients to join us for our Gentle Exercise Class Info session.

Wednesday 6th October, 9.30am-11.30am, Kootingal Bowling Club.

Please RSVP by: 5th October 2021 to GoCo on 026740 2240.

Morning tea will be provided.

Download more details here:

GoCo Gentle Exercise Classes are available to people who are eligible through My Aged Care.

 


Gentle Exercise Classes Re-Launch Gunnedah

GoCo recently announced its new partnership with Rural Fit in the delivery of Gentle Exercise Classes in Gunnedah at our Info Session Event on 21 September 2021.

GoCo is excited to recommence weekly exercise classes:

Tuesday 5th October, 11am at Rural Fit Gunnedah, 28 Chandos St.

GoCo clients are also eligible to attend existing Rural Fit classes at the GoCo subsidised rate on:

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am at Rural Fit Gunnedah.

All clients will receive a complimentary initial assessment and health check from Rural Fit in order to gage your health, fitness and goals and create an individual plan.

Please book your initial assessment directly with Rural Fit by calling 6742 1412 and let them know you are with the GoCo exercise classes.

As always, sign off from your doctor is required prior to commencing exercise classes with GoCo.

Clients are encouraged to book your place in the relevant class with GoCo directly prior to attending.

GoCo Gentle Exercise Classes are available to people who are eligible through My Aged Care.

Download full details on the new format of GoCo’s Gentle Exercise Classes here.

 

 


COVID-19 Updates – offices open and social groups resume

GoCo is responding to the latest news from the NSW Government regarding easing of restrictions across our catchment. The safety and wellbeing of our clients, volunteers, partners and staff is of paramount importance and remains our top priority.

Please see the following service updates for GoCo:

  • GoCo offices in Gunnedah, Tamworth and Barraba will open to the public on Monday 13 September 21. Narrabri office will remain closed in line with lockdown restrictions.
  • Social Support Group across our locations (except exercise classes) will recommence from Monday 20 September 21. This will allow GoCo to liaise with venues, suppliers and clients on returning to group activities in a safe manner.
  • Exercise classes in Tamworth, Gunnedah, Kootingal and Nundle are currently on hold and undergoing review with a view to relaunching early in October. GoCo values your feedback on the deliver of exercise classes and would love you to share your feedback and suggestions by completing our survey.
  • Transport services will continue in line with COVID-19 guidelines of mask wearing and numbers in vehicles for medical, shopping and community transport needs, thanks to our amazing team of volunteers.
  • All other GoCo services will continue as normal including resuming home visits for Home Care Package Support Facilitators.

ALL visitors must to GoCo offices and transport passengers are required to Check In using the Service NSW QR check-in system.
If you do not have a smartphone or if there are technical difficulties with the QR code, one of our friendly team will Check in on your behalf.

Please refrain from attending our offices if you:

  • Have been to any close, casual or monitor for symptoms locations in NSW in the last 14 days
  • Have been to or live in any of the current locations of interest,  close or casual contact locations, or places of high concern in NSW or interstate in the last 14 days
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms – fever (37. 5°C or higher) or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period or live in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating
  • Are waiting for a COVID-19 test result

Masks must be worn at all times

  • while in our offices.
  • during GoCo transport services
  • during home visits

A staff member or visitor may remove their mask under the following conditions:

  • while communicating with another person who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • if wearing a mask creates a risk to health and safety
  • where clear enunciation or visibility of your mouth is essential
  • when eating or drinking
  • during attendance at GoCo aged care social groups in our venues, provided the attendee signs in and out of the venue electronically

Anyone removing a mask for one of these reasons should maintain 1.5m distance from others wherever possible.

Thanks for your cooperation. If you have any queries pleased don’t hesitate to contact our office on 02 6740 2240.

Stay safe.

GoCo Management


COVID-19 Update – NSW Lockdown

In response to the NSW lockdown from 14 August, please see the following service updates for GoCo:

  • Social Support Group services are suspended until further notice.
  • Essential services including Home Care Package services and respite and transport for medical or grocery purposes will continue where practical.
  • Social support services for essential needs will continue where practical.
  • Home and Garden Maintenance services will continue, with all services to be paid by invoice, no cash payments, to reduce physical contact.

All GoCo offices are closed to the public, however, GoCo continues to deliver essential services thanks to our team of volunteers and GoCo Partners. ALL staff and volunteers visiting GoCo offices are required to Check In using the Service NSW QR check-in system.
If you do not have a smartphone or if there are technical difficulties with the QR code, one of our friendly team will Check in on your behalf.

Please refrain from attending our offices if you:

  • Have been to any close, casual or monitor for symptoms locations in NSW in the last 14 days
  • Have been to or live in any of the current locations of interest,  close or casual contact locations, or places of high concern in NSW or interstate in the last 14 days
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms – fever (37. 5°C or higher) or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period or live in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating
  • Are waiting for a COVID-19 test result

Masks must be worn at all times

  • while in our offices.
  • during GoCo transport services
  • during home visits

A staff member or visitor may remove their mask under the following conditions:

  • while communicating with another person who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • if wearing a mask creates a risk to health and safety
  • where clear enunciation or visibility of your mouth is essential
  • when eating or drinking
  • during attendance at GoCo aged care social groups in our venues, provided the attendee signs in and out of the venue electronically

Anyone removing a mask for one of these reasons should maintain 1.5m distance from others wherever possible.

Thanks for your cooperation. If you have any queries pleased don’t hesitate to contact our office on 02 6740 2240.

Stay safe.

GoCo Management


COVID-19 Update – Lockdown and essential services

GoCo is closely monitoring and responding to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak and advice provided by the NSW Government. The safety and wellbeing of our clients, volunteers, partners and staff is of paramount importance and remains our top priority.

In response to the lockdown in Tamworth Local Government Area, please see the following service updates for GoCo:

  • Social Support Group services are suspended until further notice.
  • Essential services including Home Care Package services and respite and transport for medical or grocery purposes will continue where practical.
  • Social support services for essential needs will continue where practical.
  • Home and Garden Maintenance services will continue, with all services to be paid by invoice, no cash payments, to reduce physical contact.

Tamworth and Barraba offices are closed to the public, other offices are open for essential services only. ALL visitors to GoCo offices and transport passengers are required to Check In using the Service NSW QR check-in system.
If you do not have a smartphone or if there are technical difficulties with the QR code, one of our friendly team will Check in on your behalf.

Please refrain from attending our offices if you:

  • Have been to any close, casual or monitor for symptoms locations in NSW in the last 14 days
  • Have been to or live in any of the current locations of interest,  close or casual contact locations, or places of high concern in NSW or interstate in the last 14 days
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms – fever (37. 5°C or higher) or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period or live in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating
  • Are waiting for a COVID-19 test result

Masks must be worn at all times

  • while in our offices.
  • during GoCo transport services
  • during home visits

A staff member or visitor may remove their mask under the following conditions:

  • while communicating with another person who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • if wearing a mask creates a risk to health and safety
  • where clear enunciation or visibility of your mouth is essential
  • when eating or drinking
  • during attendance at GoCo aged care social groups in our venues, provided the attendee signs in and out of the venue electronically

Anyone removing a mask for one of these reasons should maintain 1.5m distance from others wherever possible.

Thanks for your cooperation. If you have any queries pleased don’t hesitate to contact our office on 02 6740 2240.

Stay safe.

GoCo Management


COVID-19 Update

GoCo is closely monitoring and responding to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak and advice provided by the NSW Government. The safety and wellbeing of our clients, volunteers, partners and staff is of paramount importance and remains our top priority.

ALL visitors and transport passengers are required to Check In using the Service NSW QR check-in system.
If you do not have a smartphone or if there are technical difficulties with the QR code, one of our friendly team will Check in on your behalf.

Please refrain from attending our offices if you:

  • Live or have been to Greater Sydney in the last 14 days The Greater Sydney region includes the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour areas.
  • Have been to any close, casual or monitor for symptoms locations in NSW in the last 14 days
  • Have been to any of the current locations of interest,  close or casual contact locations, or places of high concern in NSW or interstate in the last 14 days
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms – fever (37. 5°C or higher) or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period or live in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating
  • Are waiting for a COVID-19 test result

The one person per four square metre rule has been reintroduced to our group rooms and we ask that you please practice physical distancing and good hygiene measures.

Masks must be worn at all times

  • while in our offices.
  • during GoCo transport services
  • during home visits
  • A staff member or visitor may remove their mask under the following conditions:
  • while communicating with another person who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • if wearing a mask creates a risk to health and safety
  • where clear enunciation or visibility of your mouth is essential
  • when eating or drinking
  • during attendance at GoCo aged care social groups in our venues, provided the attendee signs in and out of the venue electronically

Anyone removing a mask for one of these reasons should maintain 1.5m distance from others wherever possible.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Stay safe.

GoCo Management


Premiers Concert Social Trip to Sydney

GoCo Gunnedah clients are invited to join us for a social trip to Sydney to enjoy the Premiers Gala Concert as part of Seniors Festival in April.

The three-day trip will leave from Gunnedah on Tuesday 20th April for two nights accommodation on Darling Harbour, returning on Thursday 22 April.

GoCo was successful in receiving a bunch of free tickets to attend the upcoming Concert which headlines, Human Nature on Wednesday 21st April 2021 at Aware Super Theatre.

The social trip has limited seats available and will have travel, accommodation and tickets subsidised by GoCo and Commonwealth Government funding.

Clients must be willing to share a twin room or attend with a partner and need to be fully mobile with no walking aids.

GoCo clients eligible through My Aged Care are eligible to attend.

Tuesday 20 April – Thursday 22 April 21

Departing GoCo Gunnedah at 8.30am

RSVP: Friday 9 April 21

Places are limited, contact Lisa at GoCo to reserve your seat on 02 6740 2240.

See full trip itinerary here.

See Premiers Concert line up here, including Motown specialists, Human Nature.