Wed March, 18th 2020

Huntington’s Victoria is continuing to provide services and supports to the community during the coronavirus outbreak.

HV CEO Tammy Gardner said the office remains open and all staff are focused on delivering the help and support that the community needs.

“We understand this is a time of considerable anxiety and our priority is to continue to deliver, as much as we can, the services the community needs,” she said.

“To protect the health and safety of staff and community members we are observing social distancing and strict hygiene practices.

“That means that staff will not be able to attend meetings or conduct home visits but we will be still be able to provide support and advice through telephone calls and web-based video conferencing services.

“We are contactable through phone and email and remain committed to doing everything we can to help community members during this virus outbreak.

“If you are worried about your health, the health of a member of your family or your ability to access the services and support you need please do not hesitate to get in touch.”

Ms Gardner said that key activities and events scheduled to take place during May Awareness month will be postponed.

However, HV plans to still participate in the global #LightitUp4HD initiative which involves buildings and structures around the world lighting up in blue in May to raise awareness about HD and its impact on families.

“Our awareness-raising work will continue and we will re-schedule all the events we had planned for May,” she said.