Here at Irabina, we are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the advice from the Australian government very closely. The health of our clients and staff is of paramount importance to us, but so too is continuing to deliver our services.
Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date on our latest status. We will also be sharing regular updates via email and on our social pages, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you haven’t already, like our pages and subscribe to our email list to ensure you stay up-to-date.
5th October 2020: After months of lockdown, working from home and Telehealth here in Melbourne due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19, we’re thrilled to announce that all services will return to centres starting 12 October 2020.
Whilst we welcome getting back onsite, we have to remain agile in a fluid situation. We will continue to follow the up-to-date recommendations from the NDIS and State Government. Our telehealth platform will remain in use and continue to be available should you or your child require it. We strongly recommend that if anyone in your family feels unwell please inform your clinician prior to coming to Irabina and, if possible, attend the session via telehealth instead.
While everyone is being affected by the pandemic, Irabina has shifted all of its services online to our Telehealth platform.
Sessions (including both individual and groups) will continue as scheduled, however instead of coming to our Irabina sites, you will connect from home using your laptop, tablet or phone. You will be able to hear, see and speak with your therapist as usual.
Using our Telehealth platform enables us to continue providing you with the services you need, while protecting our families and staff from the risk of infection.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NDIS has introduced some changes to ensure supports can continue to be delivered to participants during this time, including:
Hopefully these changes will provide our families with some much needed relief during these difficult times.
For more information, please refer to the following resources:
COVID-19, also referred to as Coronavirus, is a virus which can cause respiratory infections. First reported in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China, it has since spread around the world and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, many organisations are closing and people are being recommended to remain home and isolate themselves.