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12 December 2022

We are disappointed that we have a number of residents and staff in both Residential Home Carnegie and Residential Home Windsor who are COVID-19 positive. Fortunately, most of the affected individuals are experiencing mild symptoms only.

In response to the rising case numbers in community and within our own homes, all staff and visitors in all three of our homes are required to wear N95 masks and eye protection.  

Additionally, if a resident is COVID-19 positive, any staff member or visitor must wear full PPE when in contact with the resident.

Affected residents are required to isolate in their room for seven days. Residents who are not showing any signs or symptoms and who have not returned a positive test are able to meet in communal spaces. 

Staff who returned a positive result will not return to work for seven days since their positive result.

As the festival of Chanukah approaches and celebrations around the homes commence, visitors will be required to show evidence of a negative rapid antigen test and two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine before entering any of the homes and will be required to wear N95 masks and eye wear protection.

We continue to undertake surveillance rapid antigen testing of residents, in accordance with guidelines from the South Eastern Public Health Unit.

The care and wellbeing of our residents and staff is our priority and we ask for visitors to respect and fully comply with any direction from our staff. Of course, no visits must occur if the visitor is feeling unwell in any way.

Media contact:

Elana Bedwell – Marketing & Communications Manager

Tel. (03) 8517 5701

Email.  [email protected]