2021 reopening

2021 REOPENING – LOCKDOWN LEVEL 3 OPENING UPDATE

The New Year started with a bang and a stammer at Oasis.

We had planned to open Monday 11 January, but with the re-instatement of Level 3 COVID restrictions, and the alarming increase in the rate of transmission, we had to go back to the drawing board.

We are a family. Your safety is always our priority. Keeping our beneficiaries, our staff (700 in total) and you, our customers safe is and always will be our first consideration.

Many of our beneficiaries and staff have health vulnerabilities, and with staff travelling during the festive season, the risk of infection was simply too high.

News of our first COVID cases arrived with the New Year, so we delayed our opening by a further two weeks and most of us stayed home. Those who could, worked from home.

A skeleton staff have now returned to duty. We have started setting up our shops. Many more are scheduled to return next week, in the hope that the worst of this second wave has weakened.

We are so excited and we are looking forward to re-uniting with you, our family – It has been too long.

Our Claremont shops are stocked and ready. They will open Monday 1 February at 9 am.

Our Claremont recycling will also re-open Monday 1 February. Yes, our services are still limited, but we are open, and for that we are very grateful.

Please remember, when you drop of recycling, we can only take glass, aluminum tins, and all paper, cardboard, magazines and books.

Our drop-off will also be operational from Monday 1 February, gratefully receiving any donations of books and bric-a-brac, for which we thank you in advance.