Gardening During COVID – 19

Throughout the COVID -19 pandemic, Easy Care Gardening continues to provide the gardening service, but with guidelines in place for the health and safety of both our volunteers and our clients.

COVID and Conditional Booster Update

by Leanne Babic

The rules and restrictions are forever changing. Change is the one certainty at present. 

Socially distancing and personal hygiene rules remain unchanged. 

Mask Rules

Masks are not required while working, especially on hot days. Masks are required when:• you are not able to socially distance such as when sharing vehicles;
• speaking with clients;
• on the rare occasion we need to enter a client’s home to use their amenities;
• every time you visit our Pymble Office.

NOTE: Mask wearing rules are subject to change according to the public health orders; our staff will inform you if you need to wear a mask.

QR Code or not to QR Code at our Pymble Office

To assist our hard-working and dedicated contract tracers, I encourage everyone to continue to QR Code into our office on entry or complete our visitors register. Thank you.

Mandatory Reporting- COVID cases

If you have been diagnosed with a confirmed COVID-19 positive PCR or Rapid Antigen Test, or believe you may have COVID-19, could you please notify your coordinator or our office immediately: info@easycaregardening.org.au.

Easy Care Gardening is required to report all positive cases to the Public Health Unit. The Public Health Unit will guide Easy Care Gardening as to when each person can come back to volunteer and work in the garden. 

At this stage we are recommending that for all people who have a positive result, that you please stand down for 14 days from the date you were exposed to the virus, unless advised by our office.

Mandatory Reporting- Booster Records in My Aged Care

As we roll up our sleeves again for the third dose, Easy Care Gardening is required to report all vaccination booster records of all workers (paid and volunteer) on a weekly basis to My Aged Care. 

Could please send a copy of your booster records as soon as you can after you have received your booster to: info@easycaregardening.org.au

If you need assistance to obtain your records, could you please contact Coralie Jensen, Volunteer Manager or contact our office from 8.30am- 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

All our gardening volunteers are fully vaccinated.