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1 June 2022

Despite significant risk mitigation procedures, concerningly there are increasing COVID-19 outbreaks in Residential Aged Care homes in Victoria where some of our most vulnerable community members live.

Jewish Care is not immune and we have further COVID-19 positive cases at Gary Smorgon House and Residential Home Windsor over the past 24 hours.

We remain in daily contact with the Public Health Unit (PHU) and continue to manage the outbreak in line with their recommendations to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all elders and staff.

We will continue to undertake daily rapid antigen testing of elders in the outbreak over the coming days as required. Elders and family members are being regularly updated.

Fortunately, there are no COVID-19 positive cases at Residential Home Carnegie.

Our dedicated staff in all our homes continue to work tirelessly to provide excellent care to our elders.

For those wishing to visit elders at Gary Smorgon House or Residential Home Windsor, please note that there are strict protocols and we ask you to contact the home prior to visiting to ensure compliance. Of course, no visits must occur if the visitor is feeling unwell in any way.

We ask all our 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 and Influenza vaccines as soon as you are able.

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