Please see below an important organisation update from Michelle Latailakepa, Chief Executive Officer. It is no secret that these are unprecedented challenges we are facing. Everyone is feeling the effects of these changes differently, but I think we can take comfort in knowing that we are all going through this together. In order to play our part in limiting the spread of the virus in the community, and in line with recent guidance from the Australian Government, commencing Monday, 30 March 2020, all office staff will be moving to remote working arrangements. We understand that in order to prevent this virus from spreading any further, we need to stick together while keeping apart, which is why we have made the decision to close our Beaudesert, Logan and Murwillumbah offices, until further notice. Our 1300 032 175 phone number will be operating as usual and staff will still be contactable on their mobile numbers and email addresses through our Virtual Office Platform. I want to assure you that Rural Lifestyle Options Australia has well established virtual capability and will be working remotely to ensure the smooth continuity of support for you or your loved one, during this time. We have been proactive in our response to the situation and have been posting regular updates to the Our News section of our website to provide accurate information, from both the position of Rural Lifestyle Options Australia and alerts and notices for best practice during these times from the Department of Health. If you are interested in more information relating to our response to the developing pandemic, I would encourage you to visit www.rloa.org.au/news to access these helpful resources and for regular organisation updates. We appreciate your patience and support and I am confident that we will get through this together.
Michelle Latailakepa Chief Executive Officer