APM’s COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

Published on 21 Jul 2020

APM employment services team member

APM continues to follow both national and local guidance surrounding COVID-19 across Australia and New Zealand.

As always, our first priority is the safety of our clients and staff, and where possible teams from across APM are using online or phones to hold meetings and deliver our services.

All of APM's offices continue to monitor their local situation and follow the advice of medical health authorities in their region.

In parts of Victoria where the use of a mask is enforced, our teams are being supplied with masks and instructions on how to use and dispose of them safely.

In addition, APM has implemented its Universal Infection Control Guidelines and reinforced the need for all staff to exercise proper hygiene.

We are delivering this through a rigorous internal hygiene program, including hand sanitiser being available in public areas.

High-contact areas such as bathrooms, door handles, telephones, grab-rails in corridors and stairwells are cleaned daily and workstations are wiped down with disinfectant before staff start work each day. This includes keyboards, phones and desk surfaces.

We are practising safe distancing, which includes no physical contact when greeting people, maintaining 1.5 metres between each other and occupancy limits for meeting rooms.

Advice for job seekers with APM Employment Services

We recommend you keep your phone and online appointments and continue planned activities with your APM employment consultant.

We will carry out meetings with you through phone or online appointments.

If you have any concerns, please contact your local APM Employment Services office who can guide you.

Advice for NDIS participants

Our APM Communities teams, who deliver NDIS Local Area Coordination services to NDIS participants and people with disability, are continuing to hold meetings via phone or online when face-to-face meetings are not appropriate.

NDIS participants can contact their LACs by calling 1800 276 522.