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15 July 2022

Unfortunately, Australia is once again experiencing a new wave of high risk COVID-19 infections.

Jewish Care is closely monitoring the evolving situation and is proactively taking steps to minimise the risks and potential impacts of further outbreaks by reintroducing key prevention strategies across the organisation.

From Monday 18 July, the following measures will be in place across Jewish Care:

  • All frontline staff providing care will wear N95 masks and protective eyewear
  • Surveillance Rapid Antigen Testing remains in place and unchanged for Residential Aged Care Staff and Disability Staff.
  • Site specific attestation requirements remain in place including a negative RAT result on the day of proposed visit. The exemption for those visitors who have tested positive is now reduced to 28 days.
  • All visitors to Residential Aged Care Homes and Disability Services sites will be required to wear N95 masks for the duration of the visit. These will be provided to visitors.
  • If you have any signs and symptoms, please do not come in to visit and get tested.

Whilst we understand that these changes may cause frustration, we ask all in our community to please work with our staff to ensure the ongoing safety and wellbeing of our elders and clients by respectfully complying with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) directives, social distancing requests and attestation requirements.

Jewish Care’s primary purpose as a provider is to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for our staff, elders, clients and the broader community.

We remind and encourage the community to remain hyper vigilant with sanitising, mask wearing where appropriate and remaining at home if you feel unwell.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to get your COVID-19 winter dose, if you are eligible, and Influenza vaccine as soon as you are able.

Book for either vaccine at www.hotdoc.com.au

Media contact:

Elana Bedwell – Marketing & Communications Manager

Tel. (03) 8517 5701 / 0477 011 880   

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