View below changes in line with our CovidSafe Plan:
Burnie Brae continues 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
Please wear a mask when attending an appointment, using Burnie Brae transport services and when Burnie Brae workers are in your home, and at other times according to the Qld Public Health directions; staff will wear required PPE.
People with a disability and people with certain health conditions (e.g. respiratory disease) may be exempt from wearing a mask.
Project Pantry Food Support Program
Hampers are again available for collection at 60 Kuran St.
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. Please wear a mask when attending Project Pantry.
Day Respite Centre
The Burnie Brae Day Respite Centre is open.
During the time we were temporarily closed, we were in contact with each and every one of our clients and their carers to offer in-home social support services or to discuss other ways of supporting them through the COVID-19 pandemic. A rollout of pre-configured tablets and a fully online program was provided to clients during that time, enabling much-needed connection.
Please wear a mask when being transported and when you are unable to socially distance; staff will wear the required PPE.
Hear Better Hearing Clinic
- Call clinic on 3878 8303 for assistance
Burnie Brae Activities
After a break earlier in 2020, the majority of our Burnie Brae Centre activities have now resumed, see here. Each activity has been assessed by our health and safety team and has been/will be opened at the appropriate time.
- Temperature checks are no longer compulsory on arrival at the Centre, but participants need to check into their activities.
- Communal food, including tea and coffee, is unavailable under COVIDSafe planning
Please swipe your Member card and make selections yourself when signing into your activity at the terminal. We have implemented a cleaning regime for the screens in line with our COVIDSafe plan.
Please wear a mask when attending an activity or event. Card activities are postponed until after January 22, 2021. You will be given wipes to clean your own chair/table at the end of each activity (if applicable). Food or drinks need to be consumed while seated, and there will be no public water fountains or communal food/drinks.
Unfortunately, some Burnie Brae activities at the Burnie Brae Centre are still suspended, as they are not possible under the current restrictions from the Australian Government, aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. As Burnie Brae provides services to the most vulnerable, we operate under a higher level of caution than if we were simply operating a community centre or club. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment that this may cause. We will be in contact regularly with you to advise of any updates as they come.
Click here to view the activities available at Fitzgibbon Community Centre.
- Some carefully considered trips will be introduced from time to time. See our events page for more details.
- The Burnie Brae Centre library is open to borrowing, with some special measures in place.
Healthy Connections Clinic
Remedial Massage services available – click here.
Clinic is open for member sessions. To ensure the safety of our members the following extra precautions will be put in place:
• Pre-screening is required prior to each session; this will involve symptom checking. Temperature checks are no longer required.
• Session duration adjusted to allow adequate time for cleaning between sessions.
• Program cards and clipboards will be organised prior to your arrival and will be handed to you once you have entered the clinic.
• Extra staff will be onsite to sanitise equipment and surfaces throughout the session.
• You are required to bring your own water bottle and towel.
• Please wear a mask when attending the clinics.
Dining in at Café Connect is open. Café Connect will continue to offer takeaway meals also. Please wear a mask when entering, leaving and ordering – you don’t need to wear a mask while dining in.
The Hairdressing Salon at 60 Kuran Street has remained open. We have taken a number of steps to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our clients and staff, such as a pre-screening process, limiting salon numbers, and using extra cleaning measures in accordance with advice from the Health Department. Please wear a mask when entering and leaving the salon, and as directed by staff.
Our helpful Travel Connections staff are available for appointments at 60 Kuran St, Chermside. Feel free to contact them via phone on 07 3624 2191 and email at email@example.com
Please wear a mask at the travel agency. 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.
Like many of you, we missed spending time together at our usually bustling community centre. For this reason, we are incredibly excited that so many of our activities and services have resumed, with the safety and health of our community at the forefront of these decisions. We have followed the lead of the Australian Government and structured our re-opening in a road map style recovery plan.
At Burnie Brae, member safety comes first and we want you to be confident in the measures we have taken and are taking to ensure your safety, including a comprehensive COVIDsafe plan. As much as we are excited about the return of normality, we have opted against rushing into re-opening services all at once. Instead, our team has worked diligently and has taken the time to evaluate each service, to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community.
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.
Keep an eye on THEIR WEBSITE for updates.