News and events COVID-19 information and resources COVID-19 information and resources Neighbourhood Houses Victoria is committed to supporting and keeping its members up to date in responding to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Neighbourhood Houses Victoria is providing this information as general information. The information provided by Neighbourhood Houses Victoria is not legal advice. If you are seeking further clarification or have specific matters of concern, you should seek independent legal advice. On this page: Current directions Relevant information and resources Translated resources Online training Mental health resources We are here for you Current directions relating to Neighbourhood Houses Proof of vaccination status is no longer required to attend venues - this means Neighbourhood Houses can resume offering their services to everyone. Checking into venues using the Services Victoria app is no longer required - venues will no longer need a Check-In Marshall or paper-based attendance records. Vaccination mandates for most workers (including staff, volunteers, contractors etc) are no longer in place, including for early childhood workers. Disability workers (i.e. people who run classes or social activities specifically for people with disability) must continue to provide evidence of vaccination status. Find out more. Masks are no longer required in early childhood, hospitality and retail settings, or at events of any size however they are strongly recommended during winter. Close contacts no longer have to quarantine – provided they wear a mask indoors and avoid sensitive settings. They will also need to undertake at least five negative rapid tests over the seven days that would previously have been the self-quarantine period. Individuals are required to notify their workplace contacts, in addition to informing their social contacts. Workplaces don’t have to individually identify and notify each potentially exposed worker. It is an essential requirement to isolate for seven days following a COVID-19 diagnosis Ensuring COVID-Safe practice Please ensure everyone is observing the highest standards of COVID-Safe practice. This includes: Reviewing and updating your COVIDSafe Plan on a regular basis Providing hand sanitizer at entry and other key location points Physical distancing (1.5 meters recommended, avoid hugs or hand shakes) Regular disinfecting of high touch points and surfaces Clear signage displayed at your premises and messaging via your regular channels Find out more Call the State Government's 24/7 Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 The latest directions can always be found on the Coronavirus Victoria website. If you are a Learn Local and/or RTO, find out more here If you are a early childhood service provider, find out more here Information and resources Pandemic Order Register The Minister for Health can make pandemic orders to protect public health if the Premier has declared a pandemic. Before a pandemic order comes into effect, a copy of the order is published on this Register. The Register also includes details of any changes made to these orders, including variations, extensions or revocations. COVID Safe Plan All neighbourhood houses across Victoria which are operating on-site must have completed a COVID Safe Plan. Signs, posters and templates for your workplace A collection of templates, questionnaires, signage and posters to promote a COVIDSafe workplace. How we work Information and advice for businesses who have a COVID-19 case in the workplace. Safe Work Australia - COVID-19 workplace tool kit Includes a range of resources for organisations to download and display in their workplaces, including checklists, infographics, fact sheets for industry and posters on handwashing, hygiene and physical distancing. Volunteering Victoria - Leading people during Covid-19 Resources include Re-starting Your Volunteer Program and the Welcoming Volunteers Back Safely Checklist. VMIA - Community Service Organisations Program All NHCP-funded neighbourhood houses receive this coverage. Find out what is and isn't covered. Justice Connect - Covid-19 response Justice Connect has created a range of initiatives to provide legal help to community organisations affected by the pandemic. This includes free resources and webinars on issues not-for-profits are facing, including managing contractual obligations, holding meetings and navigating employment challenges. Posters Wash your hands regularly posters Cover your cough and sneeze posters Slowing the spread of coronavirus posters Signage for businesses Translated resources State translated resources SBS - news and information in 63 languages Department of Health vaccine rollout information Online training Department of Health - COVID-19 infection control trainingOnce you register, a list of courses will appear. We recommend you only complete the course titled 'Infection Control Training - COVID 19'. Mental health resources Beyond Blue - Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support ServiceRegularly updated with information, advice and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health during this time. Coronavirus Victoria - mental health supportIncludes information and links for where to get help. We are here for you If you have any enquiries, we aim to help you out: Email [email protected] Call us on (03) 9602 1228 We are also keeping our members updated directly via our e-bulletins, online sessions via Zoom, and our private Member's Facebook Group.