response to covid-19 (coronavirus)

Nature Foundation is paying close attention to health recommendations regarding COVID-19 and we take seriously the health and wellbeing of our community regarding reducing the spread of this virus. You will have heard the latest medical advice and stricter government policies regarding the Coronavirus.
 
As we have already seen across the world, this situation is changing rapidly and is expected to continue for some time. Like many other organisations and businesses we need to take our role in assisting to control the spread of COVID-19 throughout our community and minimise risk to our staff and volunteers. We will keep our membership and supporters informed and respond to government directions and advice.

Nature Foundation has developed a Pandemic Policy, Personnel Procedures and appointed a Pandemic Response Team to develop prudent preparation and responses for the coming weeks and months. The Response Team will meet regularly to assess the situation, revise and adapt our responses as required.

We are also working in conjunction with our landlord, the City of Prospect, as they roll out their responses to the prevention strategies for the virus. These changes will be conveyed to our personnel as they will affect our movements and those of visitors through the building.

Social distancing is the number one strategy to limit the rapid spread of this virus and we are having to reconsider many of our upcoming events and activities and the way we work at the office. Please note the Mailchimp and website updates we post about events so that you are informed in advance of any changes we make.

Our steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • implementing social distancing (1.5m) wherever possible
  • minimising face-to-face meetings 
  • using technology to conduct meetings
  • cancelling non-urgent events
  • limiting travel to essential travel only
  • increasing sanitising and hygiene practices
  • implementing the recommendations of SA Health
  • avoiding touching such as shaking hands. 

Dominant in our thinking is keeping our communities, friends and supporters such as you, business partners and our staff, volunteers and their families safe. 

Please be assured we have the best interests of everyone in the community while continuing to undertake our conservation work.