COVID-19 Screening for OT Visits

Enhance OT acknowledge and monitor instructions provided by SA Health for home visit allied health services.

Health of clients, staff and community is primary and screening of risk is continuous.

 

Monitoring Alerts

The alerts and advice from SA Health and the Australian Department of Health will change daily.and advise for home visiting service may change daily.

 

The company will revise their policy based on real time legislation, alerts and our own risk assessment.

 

We will discuss any alerts during a screening call the day before the visit.

 

Health & Home Visits

 

All people in the home visit must be free of cold/flu symptoms.

Any cold or flu symptoms in the home will mean deferment of consult.

Our client service team will be pleased to assist with any questions and rescheduling.

 

 

Confirming the Appointment

To confirm the appointment we will contact you the day before the visit.

During this call, we will conduct a short screening to ensure the visit can proceed under the alerts.

 

 

Testing & Waiting on Results

SA health require people who are waiting on a negative COVID19 test result to self isolate.

 

We cannot attend the home whilst any person is self isolating and waiting on a negative test results.

 

This policy includes all COVID19 testing, including testing required after interstate travel.

 

For up to date information, refer to SA Health website:

 

SA Health - Testing for COVID 19 Information

 

Travel & Hot Spots

 

SA Health and the company are monitoring alerts from interstate locations which may have COVID19 restrictions.

 

The company regularly review the legislation which protects aged and disability care. We will follow these guidances and alerts for safe home visit services.

When SA health identifies a location due to COVID19 risk, the company will screen for recent visitation to this location.

 

If any person recently in the home has travelled to location with COVID19 alert, the assessment will be rescheduled.

 

Company will follow hot spot alerts and state wide restrictions.

 

For more information see the SA Health website

 

Our Staff

 

The clinical team member we send to your home will have the same screening every day.

 

  • Good health - no cold or flu symptoms

  • COVID19 negative testing - clearance times to home visits and workplace

  • Travel - daily declarations about travel locations

 

Sanitation and PPE

 

In accordance with SA health guidelines, we keep a sanitation register for every home visit, which includes record of hand hygiene and Personal Protection Equipment use.

 

In the event of any community transmission in South Australia, all home visits will require use of mask and any other PPE control as risk assessed by the company.

 

Contract Tracing

In accordance with SA health guidelines and other state legislation, we keep a record of all persons in attendance at assessment.

Details are stored in the secure storage and in clinical file.

Attendance at all our work sites is controlled and by invitation only.

All people attending site must complete COVID19 check in before entry.

 

Residential Age Care Sites

 

Each location will have its own policies and Enhance OT can provide documentation required to site managers. 

Documents provided to sites before visit:

OT daily declaration - free of cold/flu, recent travel, flu vaccination.

 

For more information see the SA Health website

 

Supported Accomodation

Each location will have its own policies and Enhance OT can provide documentation required to site managers. 

Documents provided to sites before visit:

OT daily declaration - free of cold/flu, recent travel, flu vaccination.

 

For more information see the SA Health website

 

Link to Company Response Document

 

Links to other resources:

NDIS Website

SA Health Website

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

Australian Government Department of Health