Vulnerable people will be deeply challenged by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At a time of self-isolation, the St Vincent de Paul Society will continue to meet the needs of people in need of support, while ensuring the community and our members, volunteers and staff are safe.
Our services to the community are NOT closed. But there are some changes to the way we go about our business because of COVID-19.
There will be more telephone and web-based contact.
The Society will continue to monitor the situation and provide as much assistance as we can.
We hold concerns for the most vulnerable people in our communities at this time and we are in dialogue with governments to design how to continue to offer support.
IF YOU NEED SUPPORT…
Please call us as you normally would, but please be patient. Some things have changed.
We can no longer visit you in your home. We can stay in touch by phone or social media platforms like FaceTime and Skype. In most cases, we will drop things at your door.
Visits will continue to take place in hospitals, aged care facilities and prisons until further notice. We are taking advice from the relevant government authorities.
CONFERENCE AND COUNCIL MEETINGS
Conference presidents are exercising their judgement on how conference members can best meet.
If governments close schools and restrict travel, it is most likely conference and council meetings will be conducted by phone or web-based platforms.
For more information, read National Council's statement on COVID-19 and Conference Activities in Australia. This statement provides instruction to conferences in all States and Territories on how the Society in Australia will respond to the spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For COVID-19 updates on our operations in the States and Territories, please see below: