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Alzheimer’s WA is taking a proactive and cautious approach to COVID-19 (coronavirus) as our clients and carers may be in the high-risk category for the virus. Our priority is to protect our staff, our clients and their families and our visitors. We also know that what we do now can help stop the spread of the virus.

We are constantly monitoring the situation and taking advice from the Department of Health.

What we have done

Alzheimer’s WA has enacted a series of protocols to minimise the risk to our staff and clients. This includes vaccine mandates and restrictions for staff, or someone close to them, has been potentially exposed to COVID-19 or is unwell. 

We are still here for Western Australians living with dementia

In this time of uncertainty, our focus is on continuing to support our clients and carers. Our services continue to ensure carers have a break and our clients have the opportunity to receive therapy, clinical support and socialisation.

As a community, while we may be asked to physically distance ourselves, it is critical now, more than ever, we keep socially and emotionally connected and engaged.

Please call us on 1300 66 77 88 to discuss how we can support you and your family.

Look after yourselves

You can reduce your risk by practising good hygiene and physical distancing

Good hygiene

  • covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
  • disposing of tissues properly
  • washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
  • using alcohol-based hand sanitisers
  • cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
  • if you are sick, avoiding contact with others and staying more than 1.5 metres away from people

Physical distancing

  • staying at home when you are unwell
  • avoiding large public gatherings if they’re not essential
  • minimising physical contact, especially with people at higher risk such as older people and people with existing health conditions

Statement from our CEO

In light of recent developments regarding vaccine mandates and the opening of state and national borders, the Alzheimer’s WA COVID-19 policy has been updated in accordance with both Western Australian law and our own guidelines which aim to provide the maximum amount of protection to our clients, carers, staff and the wider community.

With reference to our previous COVID-19 policy, many of these guidelines and precautions will remain in place. These include:

  • All staff undertaking appropriate hand hygiene and PPE training and precautions as a matter of good clinical practice 
  • All staff being encouraged to stay home if they display any cold and flu type symptoms and being asked to get tested for COVID-19 and to self isolate 
  • Continuing to monitor and follow all COVID-19 health advice and guidelines 
  • The safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff is our immediate priority and is at the forefront of our minds at all times

In addition to these existing guidelines, mandatory temperature checks, hand sanitising stations, and will remain at all Alzheimer’s WA premises. 

Vaccination Policy

As a health care provider which serves a particularly vulnerable cohort of the community, our vaccination policy runs in accordance with Western Australian Government mandates for such organisations. As a result, all Alzheimer’s WA staff and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated by December 31st 2021.

COVID-19 is a continually evolving situation – our COVID-19 response team meet regularly to ensure your safety and includes the following:

  • Warren Harding, Chairman
  • Ella Dachs, Chief Executive Officer
  • Nigel Holmes, Head of Finance and Operational Performance


We are very pleased to advise you that all our staff are 100% fully compliant with WA Government’s double dose regulations.

All other visitors/contractors/suppliers interacting with our Alzheimer’s WA staff:
− Sign in;
− Conduct temperature checks and sign in using our electronic system;
− Practice good hand hygiene by washing and sanitising your hands regularly;
− Practice good hygiene by coughing or sneeze into your elbow; and
− Stay home if unwell.
Contractors/ Suppliers and non-essential workers may not visit our premises if you have:
− You have been informed you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 7 days;
− Any symptoms of a cold or flu, including fever, respiratory infection or loss of smell or taste; or
We thank you for your co-operation. We are very proud of our safety record and with your assistance we will keep everyone safe whilst our Houses continue to provide the highest quality respite, bus and group services you have always enjoyed.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact any of our House managers. As always, your safety is our immediate priority and we appreciate your co-operation.

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