As COVID-19 cases decrease and the vaccination rate of the population increases, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, has launched The Roadmap to Reopen for all of Ontario.
The Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures.
The plan is based on:
- the provincewide vaccination rate
- improvements in key public health and health care indicators
We wanted to let you know that ASP has a plan too! A plan that aligns with the provincial roadmap, and allows us to get ready to open those services most impacted by closures, lockdowns and health guidance measures, while keeping our clients, and our staff safe and well. Keep on reading below to learn more about our phased-in approach, as we share what is currently being delivered virtually, what is open, and all our upcoming reopening dates for select services.
What is currently being delivered virtually only
- All ADS services will continue to be offered virtually until August 13, 2021, and then will be on hiatus as the program undergoes a redevelopment. While this is happening we are excited to share a brand new Virtual Programming Hub is anticipated to launch August 16, 2021. More information and details to follow about this exciting new alternative program coming soon!
- All Care Partner support groups will continue to be offered virtually.
- All Public Education sessions and Care Partner training will continue to be offered virtually.
What is Currently Open @ ASP
- In person support is now available for those demonstrating unmet needs for Counselling and access to support and resources.
- Behavioural Supports Ontario services housed at ASP are all now open for in person support for those demonstrating unmet needs in the areas of Community Support and Transitions, Counselling, and Psycho-Geriatirc Resource consulting for healthcare professionals. Our Acute Care Team embedded in select hospitals has remained open and in person since the pandemic began and continues to serve in person as usual with no disruptions.
- The SMART Program is a time limited project aimed at addressing those clients at greatest risk and isolation due to Covid-19 and service disruptions. A specialized team of 6 staff have been assigned and are currently providing in person assessment, services and supports as needed.
What’s NEW @ ASP
- A brand new Virtual Programming Hub is anticipated to launch August 16, 2021. More information and details to follow about this exciting new alternative program coming soon!
Upcoming reopening dates for select services
- Nora’s House is preparing to reopen and will receive guests at a *reduced capacity starting July 19, 2021.
- Brunel Day Centre is preparing to reopen and will receive members at a *reduced capacity starting August 3, 2021.
- Brampton Day Centre, Meadowvale Day Centre, and the Sam McCallion Day Centre are all preparing to reopen and will receive members at a *reduced capacity starting September 7, 2021.
*Reduced capacity guests and members are determined by assessment for levels of care and complexity, and therefore not all guests and members will be offered spots during this phased-in approach. It is our hope and expectation that as our provincial and Public Health guidelines for indoor groups expands, our capacity will adjust and expand. Current guests and members impacted by closures should be prepared for greatly reduced schedules and frequency of services. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this process, ensuring everyone's safety and wellbeing.