Response to Coronavirus at APRDA
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, APRDA is taking all reasonable actions to continue to provide NDIS support and services to our members. We know that our support services are very important to the ongoing health, wellbeing and safety of people with a disability whilst we acknowledge that we must comply with Queensland Health orders. As such, and in line with advice from Equestrian Queensland, we are only operating on a one on one basis with riders who are able to ride independently (with no leader or side walker support). Group activities are not permitted and all Participants and their families must comply with strict social distancing requirements when arriving and departing the centre including spraying helmets with disinfecting spray after use. In addition, riders must be capable of mounting and dismounting independently. As essential support staff for people with a disability, coaches are able to be within the 1.5 metre distancing rule, but will minimise these occasions. Staff have received training on infection control and are delivering supports to reduce the risk of infection. Health and safety of Participants, staff and volunteers remains our priority.
The situation with Covid-19 continues to evolve and we will update our position as and when new guidelines are issued from Queensland Health.