Amicus response to COVID-19

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Amicus Update

Monday March 30.

Inline with the most recent Federal and State Government coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, we are currently preparing and confirming our response for participants, staff members and community partners on how we will implement these changes and will be communicating as such, very soon.

We understand that the information that’s provided is changing daily and we will endeavour to get those updates to you. Please check this page on our website for regular updates from Amicus and DHHS.

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We have been preparing for the event of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We know that every person is different and there are some participants who will choose to self-isolate and receive support from their family and we know there are others who need essential services.

We understand that the information that’s provided is changing daily and we will endeavour to get those updates to you. Please check this page on our website for regular updates from Amicus and DHHS.

Coronavirus Hotline - 1800 675 398

If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline, open 24 hours, 7 days.

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The Amicus Donation Drive

Some Amicus participants and their families have recently had trouble getting the necessary essentials to ensure they remain healthy and to protect themselves from COVID-19.

We’re encouraging anyone who has capacity to donate excess essential item supplies to donate to the Amicus Donation Drive.

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Essential items you can donate to Amicus

We’re seeking common items and products that have recently been exhausted at nearby supermarkets and chemists.

Personal Hygiene products
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand wash and soap
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Hand and body wipes
Household Cleaning Essentials
  • Paper towel
  • Disposable gloves
  • Surface wipes
  • Disinfectant sprays and liquids
Who will receive the donations?

The donations will be given to Amicus participants and their families, to help them meet the unique challenges they’re facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Where practical, we’ll also be donating supplies to other Victorian organisations that support vulnerable individuals.

How will the items be distributed?

Amicus will liaise directly with each Amicus participant regarding their individual needs for collection, or drop off, of items. Similarly, Amicus will liaise with other providers to arrange delivery of supplies for their distribution.

Contribute to the Donation Drive

You can drop off essential items to our office – 53 Myers Street, Bendigo VIC 3550. Our office hours are 9 AM – 4 PM.

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18 Myers Street 3550
(03) 5441 2666
8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

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90 Queen Street Bendigo 3550
(03) 5441 2666

Targeted Care Packages
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