The 2020/21 GoCo Fees and Charges have been amended and officially placed on public exhibition and GoCo will receive submissions in relation to the documents up until 5:00pm Thursday 20 August 2020.
This is an opportunity for members of the public to lodge submissions in relation to the amended fees and charges and following closure of the exhibition period, any submissions will be considered by GoCo. Alternatively, if there are no submissions, the amended Fees and Charges will be adopted for the 2020/21 financial year.
Should you have any enquiries, please contact GoCo on 02 6740 2240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GoCo’s updated COVID-19 guidelines are in line with continued health advice, in place in the interest of public safety and the wellbeing of GoCo’s clients, volunteers, stakeholders and team of staff.
Open offices to the public (Gunnedah, Tamworth, Kootingal, Barraba, Nundle and Narrabri) with COVID-19 safety requirements including 1. Stay home if you are unwell (travelled to Melbourne, Victoria in the last 14 days or have visited a COVID-19 Hotspot), 2. Sign in, 3. Sanitise your hands, 4. Social distance – 1.5m apart.
Recommence some Social Group Activities with modified formats from July 2020 to reflect public health and COVID-19 advice from Government. Group activities and locations will recommence on a case by case basis with regard to numbers, venues and level of risk.
Continue home visits for reviews, assessments and to facilitate continuity of care. Phone contact in advance with clients to make sure the staff member and client, including members of their household, are well and not displaying any flu like, or respiratory illness symptoms or have travelled to Victoria or overseas in the last 14 days.
Contact the client the same day that the visit is due and ask the following questions:
Do you or anyone in your home have:
Respiratory illness symptoms or fatigue that are not associated with an ongoing chronic condition.
Travelled to Melbourne, Victoria in the last 14 days or have visited a COVID-19 Hotspot
If client answers yes to any of the above, the visit will not go ahead.
Continue to conduct and address concerns through means other than face-to-face contact, where possible.
Ensure adequate cleaning/sanitisation of the workplace, including wiping/sanitising of all surfaces in offices including desks, keyboards/eftpos machines, handrails, door handles, toilets, kitchen and sink areas. This includes GoCo vehicles after client and volunteer use.
Limit the number of clients in transport vehicles to maintain social distance requirements
Display health warning information in all offices and bathrooms to ensure hand washing procedures are followed adequately by all staff and volunteers
Provide hand hygiene and infection control equipment in all GoCo offices, bathrooms and vehicles.
Ensure volunteers delivering GoCo services such as meals, providing transport or social support are required to wash their hands upon entry into the office, before leaving the GoCo office and after each client visit
Make every attempt to prioritise essential services for vulnerable clients who require additional support, including personal care, nursing, medication and meals.
Continue to perform wellbeing phone calls, where possible, to check in with vulnerable clients if they are safe and well.
Continue social distancing for staff to combine working from home and working in GoCo offices, where appropriate.
Prioritise essential staff to continue the delivery of GoCo essential services
Encourage delivery of a number of meals to Meals on Wheels clients (frozen) to limit the number of visits to the same home
Provide open disclosure to volunteers and staff regarding notification of coronavirus or self-isolation regarding client services.
Determine the most appropriate volunteer or staff to deliver services to clients and ensure they are comfortable to do so
Provide up to date information and updates on our website and directly to clients and other stakeholders in a timely manner
GoCo asks you to do the following:
Stay home if you have travelled to Melbourne, Victoria in the last 14 days or have visited a COVID-19 Hotspot, in accordance with public health orders.
Inform GoCo staff if you or anyone in your household is displaying flu like or respiratory symptoms. This will be noted and staff will follow up accordingly.
Sign in to GoCo offices upon entry.
Maintain social distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and GoCo staff or partners when inside your home.
Refrain from making physical contact with GoCo staff and partners, where possible.
All staff, volunteers, clients and broker partners to notify GoCo if they may be at risk of COVID-19 (visited countries that are identified at risk or have travelled to Melbourne, Victoria since 23 June 2020 or, been in contact with someone who is at risk etc.) and to self isolate for a minimum of 14 days
Staff and volunteers delivering all GoCo services such as meals, providing transport or social support are required to wash their hands upon entry into the office, before leaving the GoCo office and after each client visit
If you are at risk or have health concerns and would prefer to be left off the volunteer roster, please let us know as soon as possible
Additional requirements for Meals on Wheels Volunteers:
Where possible, ensure the meals are delivered to an agreed safe place where the client can see the meal and contact is restricted/minimised with the client. If possible do not enter the home.
After delivery is made, knock on the door and call out to the client or contact client via phone after a delivery has been made to ensure they have received the meal
Additional requirements for Transport Volunteers:
Provided by Transport for NSW
Drivers do not need to wear a mask if you are healthy;
Although things are different and we are unable to shake your hand or give you a hug, the GoCo Team is still committed to providing services and supports to older people across our communities in the North West of NSW.
GoCo is continuing to review health advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and has put in place changes to meet guidelines for public safety. Due to the vulnerability of GoCo’s client and volunteer base, all staff, volunteers and clients are required to note and follow the below information to protect the safety of our community. Read more »
GoCo is continuing to review health advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and has put in place changes to meet guidelines for public safety. Due to the vulnerability of GoCo’s client and volunteer base, all staff, volunteers and clients are required to note and follow the below information to protect the safety of our community.