ABI Services during COVID-19

Thank you to all friends and whānau for your continued understanding with how ABI is operating during COVID-19.

Auckland is still at Level 3 and Wellington at Level 2.

Visiting ABI Intensive Inpatient and Residential Disability Services can be managed via a booking system. Due to the presence of Delta variant in the community, ABI is allowing visits from whānau members who are fully vaccinated in order to protect vulnerable clients and our essential workforce. This is a recent change but one we feel will help prevent COVID-19 getting into ABI. 

Community Rehabilitation is occurring face to face in Wellington, some parts of Northland, Wairarapa, and Manawatu at Alert Level 2. Telehealth is the preferred option in the Auckland region at Alert Level 3, but in accordance with Ministry of Health Guidelines some face to face visits can be provided where it is deemed essential. For face to face visits in the community, the ABI community team will be screening for health and vaccination status also. For our clients and whānau in the Far North now at Alert Level 3, if you had a scheduled face to face visit this week, your ABI clinician will be in touch to change this to a telehealth or phone appointment.  

ABI is following Ministry of Health, Public Health, local DHB and Government advice in how we are operating our services across Intensive Inpatient Rehabilitation, Community therapy and assessment services and Residential Disability Services.  This is to protect our clients, whānau and ABI staff.  The advice does change frequently and we encourage you to check back here often to review the latest advice about how to visit ABI or have your sessions with your community clinicians.  

To review our current approaches regarding visiting please review these:

Wellington Intensive Inpatient Services at Level 2

Auckland Intensive Inpatient Services at Level 3

Auckland Residential Disability Services at Level 3

Community Rehabilitation and Assessment Services at Levels 2 and 3

As advice changes from the Ministry of Health and the Government we will update ABI’s website.  Keep checking back or contact your ABI clinician.