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Burnie Brae Centre Updates in response to COVID-19

At Burnie Brae, the health and wellbeing of our members and the broader community is paramount in all that we do, and as such, we have been working towards ensuring every possible preventative measure has been undertaken since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are continually assessing the situation, closely following all advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and Queensland Health, and will advise you of changes as they occur. Please refer to this page for any updates regarding events, activities and services at Burnie Brae. We will be in contact regularly with you to advise of any updates to this as they come, as this is an ever-changing situation.

A Coronavirus Survival Guide  – Especially for the Over 50s and Seniors is available to be downloaded here: Coronavirus EBook – BURNIE BRAE. It contains a lot of helpful and specific information and tips all in one place, from details about new Covid Apps from the Government, to support information and who to call.

Community Services

Continuing:

Burnie Brae will continue to provide the following services (with additional precautions taken for the protection of our clients):

  • Accessing the community: community transport; travel to medical appointments; shopping assistance (list shopping preferred for your safety)
  • Help in your home: home visits & support; domestic assistance; personal care; household maintenance; nursing support
  • Home Care Packages
  • NDIS: Support Coordination and Allied Health

Continuing in a different format:

Project Pantry Food Support Program

Project Pantry hampers are still available, but will be moving to a delivery system. Hampers are no longer available for collection at 60 Kuran St (temporarily). All current bookings will be contacted regarding these changes.

Eligible recipients can call to order their monthly hamper on 07 3624 2121 during office hours, 8am – 3pm. If the line is unavailable, please leave a message and we will return your call.

 

Day Respite Centre

It is with great regret that we announce that Burnie Brae will be temporarily suspending activities at the Burnie Brae Day Respite Centre.  The step was taken to protect our most vulnerable clients from the risk of infection from COVID-19.  

We sincerely apologise for the disappointment that this will cause but want to assure you that we will be contacting each and every one of our clients and their carers to offer in home social support services or to discuss other ways of supporting you through the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Hear Better Hearing Clinic

To ensure the safety of our clients we have decided to adapt our hearing services in the following manner:

Effective from Monday 30th March 2020

  • Reduce in-person, face to face appointments to urgent issues
  • Urgent issues will be assessed and treated in a timely manner
  • Non urgent appointments to be postponed
  • Telephone consultations are available
  • Battery supplies will be posted
  • Repairs: collection & deliveries will be co-ordinated to limit in-person contact
  • Call clinic on 3878 8303 for assistance

Member Services

Burnie Brae Activities – temporarily suspended (some online options available)

It is with great regret that we announce that Burnie Brae will be temporarily suspending activities at the Burnie Brae Centre, as they are not possible under the current restrictions from the Australian Government, aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment that this will cause but want to assure you that we are already planning how we can re-open all our activities as soon possible, after the COVID-19 threat has passed. We will be in contact regularly with you to advise of any updates to this as they come, as this is an ever-changing situation.

Enoggera Activities – temporarily suspended (online options available)

It is with great regret that we announce that Burnie Brae will be temporarily suspending activities at Pickering Place, Enoggera, as they are not possible under the current mandates from the Australian Government. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment that this will cause but want to assure you that we are already planning how we can re-open all our activities as soon possible, after the COVID-19 threat has passed.

Fitzgibbon Activities – temporarily suspended

It is with great regret that we announce that Burnie Brae will be temporarily suspending activities held at the Fitzgibbon Community Centre, as they are not possible under the current mandates from the Australian Government. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment that this will cause but want to assure you that we are already planning how we can re-open all our activities as soon possible, after the COVID-19 threat has passed.

Events

  • All bus trips will be suspended until the end of April, at this point we will reassess and provide a further update

Library

  • The Burnie Brae Centre library will be closed to borrowing until further notice. 

Healthy Connections Clinic

Remedial Massage services resume Monday, 27th April

View more information here.

 

It is with great regret that we announce that Healthy Connections will be ceasing all non-essential exercise services until further notice.  This advice has come from Federal and State Governments who have advised that all gyms and indoor sporting facilities must be closed from 12pm, Monday 23/03/2020.  The health and safety of our members and staff is of the utmost importance and we urge all members to adhere to the official recommendations put forward.

For anyone who is receiving individualised (one to one) treatment for health conditions in which exercise is essential for management, your service may be able to continue in an adapted format, either in your home or at an alternate space.  Staff will be in contact with you in the coming days to discuss these options.

For all of our members who are currently attending group exercise sessions, we will endeavor to continually cater for your health and fitness needs in whatever way we can, this may be through the provision of home exercise programs, online exercise classes and regular check-ins to ensure we are all active and healthy during this time. Please contact us if you would like to access any of these services.

Please note that all active memberships will be deferred indefinitely until we are advised from the government that we are allowed to recommence services.  We are committed to providing you with specialized exercise and health services now and into the future and we thank you all for your continued support of Healthy Connections.

We will be in contact regularly with you to advise of any updates to this as they come, as this is an ever-changing situation.

 

Click here to view PDF version

Healthy Connections Plus (Corrie Street, Chermside) update

 

Cafe Connect

It is with great regret that we announce that Cafe Connect will be temporarily closed to dine-in customers, due to the new Government restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19.

TAKE AWAY AVAILABLE – The good news is, Cafe Connect will have the usual menu available for take away between 8am and 2:30pm, and we are working on making home delivery available soon also. We’ll keep you updated!

 

Hairdresser

The Hairdressing Salon at 60 Kuran Street will remain open, and we want to share the steps we are taking to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our clients and staff. We are introducing a pre-screening process, limiting the salon to two clients only at one time, and using extra cleaning measures in accordance with advice from the Health Department. We look forward to seeing you in the salon!

 

Travel Connections

Our helpful Travel Connections staff will remain available for appointments at 60 Kuran St, Chermside. Feel free to contact them via phone on 07 3624 2191 and email at  travel@travelconnections.org.au

 

 

Please do not visit the centre if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. We recommend anyone with flu-like symptoms to seek immediate medical advice. We also ask you to stay away if you have recently returned from overseas or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

 

 

Since many of us are now spending more time at home, the Burnie Brae team are busy planning new ways to enable to you to stay socially connected as an important part of our Burnie Brae Community. Over the coming months, we’ll be rolling out a number of new Facebook groups based on activities you can do at home, as well as helpful blogs and online tutorials. We’ll keep you up to date with new initiatives as they are developed.

Thank you for your support as we work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for our community.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

The Australian Health Department has released a helpful fact sheet specifically for older Australians, about COVID-19.
CLICK HERE for the link to the current fact sheet.
Keep an eye on THEIR WEBSITE for updates.