22 November 2022
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.
We are disappointed that we have a number of residents and staff in both Residential Home Windsor and Gary Smorgon House who are COVID-19 positive. Fortunately, most of the affected individuals are experiencing mild symptoms only.
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.
We continue to undertake surveillance rapid antigen testing of residents, in accordance with guidelines from the South Eastern Public Health Unit. All staff and visitors are required to undertake a rapid antigen test on arrival in the respective home.
The care and wellbeing of our elders 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.
We remind and encourage our community to remain hyper-vigilant with sanitising, mask wearing where appropriate and remaining at home if you feel unwell or have returned a positive COVID-19 test.