Given the uncertainty due to the outbreak of COVID-19 we are providing this update on how the Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre is addressing the evolving situation. First and foremost, the health and safety of our staff, clients, volunteers and the community are of utmost importance. We are upholding existing workplace health and safety policies and implementing additional measures to minimise risk and optimise the safety of our people. We are also regularly monitoring all communications from the Australian Government and the World Health Organisation websites on the situation to make ongoing informed decisions as the situation evolves. Many of our clients are already experiencing a range of hardships and vulnerabilities and it is important that we maintain a strong level of support, whilst reinforcing our care of staff and volunteers.
Our staff have been briefed with safety directions issued by government authorities which we anticipate may continue to evolve over the coming weeks. Signs and sanitisers are located on entry and within our building.
We ask, and trust that our clients and visitors will also follow recommendations such as:
Self-isolation if you have recently travelled in the last 14 days.
Self-isolation if you have been in contact with a person who has travelled in the last 14 days.
Are unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Stringent hand-washing practices.
Carry out other protective measures recommended to prevent the spread of the virus.
We have increased hygiene practices in line with recommendations by regularly cleaning office surfaces throughout the day and have hand sanitizers available for your use at our reception.
Some services being delivered via zoom, skype and telephone.
Intake and assessment, Emergency Relief and Community Hubs. Appointments will continue however, please contact us for availability. Confidential open spaces have been designated to minimise contact and promote social distancing. We are looking to limit face to face interactions so if you want to access our emergency relief/intake and are self-isolating please contact us to arrange a confidential zoom, skype or telephone appointment.
Counselling and case management Appointments will continue with a focus on reducing face to face contact. If you would prefer to conduct your counselling sessions and your contact with a case manager via zoom or skype and you have internet access, please let our staff know directly or phone (02) 6682 4334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make this available.
Given the Australian Government’s advice to practice social distancing as a risk management strategy, we are encouraging all clients who have internet and telephone access to engage with us via email, telephone, skype or zoom.
Please email us on email@example.com call on (02)6682 4334 between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday to discuss. We may update these practices in response to the evolving situation and will continue to post updates.
Welcome to the Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre Inc, we are situated in beautiful Evans Head NSW on the traditional lands of Bundjalung people's country. We are a community based organisation and a leader in the provision of services and programs to the communities of Evans Head, Broadwater, Woodburn, Coraki and surrounding rural locations since 1979.
The Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre (MRNC) was incorporated in 1986 and provide a cohesive and extensive range of services in response to identified community needs. We operate within a community based management model, this means we are guided by a committee of local community volunteers known as the Management Committee.