2 November 2020
The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited (‘ALS’) continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to follow the advice of NSW Health and ACT Health.
Over the past few weeks, we have seen a reduction in COVID-19 cases across the country, as well as low community transmission in NSW and ACT, and strong contact tracing measures in place. As a result, we have made the decision to re-open our offices for face-to-face appointments.
From Wednesday 4 November 2020 all ALS offices will reopen to clients and the general public.
In addition to existing measures we have in place at ALS offices around hygiene and office cleaning, we have also put in place further measures to ensure our offices remain COVID safe. These include keeping a visitor’s register at each office and asking COVID-19 screening questions before a client or external visitor enters our office.
The health and safety of our staff, clients and communities remains our priority. We continue to closely follow advice from both Health NSW and ACT Health and are working closely with the Courts and other stakeholders.
We urge our clients with upcoming court matters and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in need of legal assistance to call or get in contact:
- Find your local office here
- 1800-765-767 - for police charges and criminal law matters
- 1800-733-233 - for care and protection law or family law matters
- Find information regarding Aboriginal tenancy support service here
We thank you for your continuing patience during this period. Stay strong and healthy.
Karly Warner, Chief Executive Officer