Our Response to COVID-19
At Rainforest Rescue, the health and safety of our staff, our supporters and the greater community is of utmost importance to us, as such our response to COVID-19 has been led by government and health authorities advice.
On 17 March 2020, we made the decision to cancel our annual community tree planting day, originally scheduled for Saturday 9 May. While this was a very hard decision for us, it seemed like the right thing to do given the circumstances (and lucky we did, as they closed the Queensland border on 25 March).
From Thursday 19 March Rainforest Rescue HQ was closed and all HQ staff were transitioned to working remotely. On the same day, the decision was made to close our nursery to the public (including our amazing volunteers).
After more than two months, on 18 May, HQ staff decided to start working at the office on a roster basis, with only 1 staff member allowed on premise at any time.
Fast forward to 01 June and our response to COVID-19 is changing – HQ staff are beginning the transition back to life in the office and the nursery has reopened. In both of our locations we continue to follow government health advice to protect our staff, ourselves, our families and community, and we hope you are doing the same.
During these unprecedented and uncertain times, we ask that you rely on information provided by government and health authorities, such as Australian Government Department of Health and Australian Government (as well as the relevant state authorities in your area).
We encourage you to look after the physical and mental health of you and yours – seek support if you need it. Take care, stay healthy & stay happy.
Remember, we’re all in this together & this too shall pass. In the meantime, thanks for being part of Rainforest Rescue and helping to Protect Rainforests Forever!
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