The challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to become ever greater in Melbourne and in our lives generally. BIA has been in operation for more than 50 years, providing meaningful employment to people living with disabilities. That is our mission. It continues to be our mission.
Safety of our employees and staff is our greatest concern. We also are committed and compelled to follow Government directives regarding operating the Association.
In the light of the recent Victorian State Government directive instigating Stage 4 Restrictions – under the declared State of Disaster, and the instruction limiting the movement of people wherever possible; it is with great regret that I have as of Thursday 6th August ordered that Supported Employees stay at home with regard to their BIA activities instead of coming into work. This is expected to continue until at least 13th September 2020 as per the declaration from the Premier of Victoria.
Rest assured; BIA fully intends to recommence normal activities as soon as possible. To that end, it is intended that every employee’s role will exist to return to. Dependent on the return of customer requirements, there may be some variation in hours of work but that will be addressed at the time.
During the temporary lay-off, BIA staff will be contacting each employee via telecommunication at regular intervals and activity packs will be sent out to continue your support in employment and vocational learning.
We have up to date contact details for every Supported Employee which was collected earlier in 2020. Should you need to confirm or update these details, please contact Nicole on 03 9380 7410 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the next phase of this situation, please stay well, practice social distancing and contact us should the need arise.
Chief Executive Officer