If you require significant care and support, think about how many support workers are needed to keep you safe, and reduce the risk of physical injury.
Consider what is essential to your care and, where you can, reduce the number of people coming in and out of your home. If you can’t reduce the number or people, consider try to keep the amount of time they spend in your home to a minimum.
You might like to see how your rostered supports can be staggered throughout the day, to minimise the number of people in the house while also meeting your support needs.
If you live in a shared environment, consider whether the same paid support workers could also assist the other people in your home, while still meeting your needs.
Consider which of your services and supports are non-essential, and see whether these can be delivered by telepractice or other means, like email or phone.
If you have support workers coming and going, it’s important they wash their hands regularly, and clean door knobs, light switches, taps and other surfaces thoroughly during their visit.
People with disability may need to have close contact with their support workers. Wherever possible, we encourage you to reduce unnecessary physical contact and follow health advice wherever possible.
The Department of Health has published information about physical distancing .
Support workers need to comply with their employers’ Work and Health Safety obligations.