current service restrictions

(updated 13-09-2022)

We welcome the easing of Government guidelines around isolation periods, but note that some restrictions still apply to our services. The isolation period for the general community is now 5 days from positive COVID result, however the 7 day isolation period still applies to care facilities, hospitals and disability sector. At Pinarc, we are committed to safely supporting our customers and will allow customers to return to our Group Programs after 5 days isolation as long as they are symptom free and provide evidence of a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

ALO Group Programs:

  • Customers who have tested positive to COVID-19 may return to group programs after 5 day isolation period providing they are symptom free and test negative on a RAT
  • Customers who are unable to undertake a RAT can return to programs after 7 day isolation period providing they are symptom free
  • Masks will continue to be worn by staff when supporting customers, except in special circumstances
  • Customers are not required to wear a mask EXCEPT if they are a close contact of a positive COVID case
  • Customers that are deemed a close contact can only attend services if they have no symptoms, test negative to a RAT or PCR test and can wear a mask
  • Physical distancing is required where possible
  • If you have any cold symptoms please get tested and do not attend group programs

We care deeply about the health and wellbeing of our staff, customers, their families and carers, and note that our staff are still required to isolate for 7 days after a positive COVID-19 result under current public health orders. Different program areas will be impacted in different ways during this time and we will do our best to communicate these changes when they arise.

We know these are challenging times and can affect us all differently. We are here to support you where we can and if you have any queries or feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact Sara Cavanagh, Deputy CEO on 0488 182 440 or email scavanagh@pinarc.org.au

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social skills lego group

We are running a Lego therapy group in Melton during the September school holidays. Lego therapy has been designed for children with autism spectrum disorders to support social skill development with peers using the much-loved medium of Lego.

social skills lego program melton

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school readiness group

Designed to help your child increase their skills and confidence with school related tasks prior to starting school in 2023

school readiness group

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music & movement group

Do you have a child between 4-7 years old interested in music and dance? Would they benefit from a supportive environment that would allow them to gain confidence?
Join us for our fun & engaging Music & Movement Group during the September school holidays. Together, we will explore music, movement, and dance in a safe and supported environment run by an Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist.

music & movement group

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baby group

Having a new baby can be a busy time, but our passionate and experienced team at Pinarc is here to support you and your infant’s needs. This program is supported by Grampians Health Ballarat Carer Support Service and Carer Gateway Ballarat.

baby group

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