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23 July 2021 – 1100 am                                                                                                                

Jewish Care Statement on COVID-19

Residential Homes – Carnegie and Windsor

 

Jewish Care Victoria is working diligently to safeguard the wellbeing of elders and staff across all our services during the COVID pandemic. 

We are delighted to advise the medical practitioner who so quickly reported potential exposure has returned a negative COVID test.

Based on advice provided by the Department of Health, all isolations and additional precautions in our Residential Homes in Carnegie and Windsor will be lifted.

The Homes will remain under a state of restriction in line with general community directions in place. Key aspects of this include:

  • No visitors save for exceptional or palliative care circumstances
  • No non-essential external contractors to enter
  • Use of face shields in addition to masks

“Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our elders, staff and the community is our most important concern and we will continue to take every precaution to ensure their wellbeing.”, said Bill Appleby, Chief Executive Officer.

“We know people have concerns about getting the vaccine but is important that we remind ourselves that vaccines save lives.  We are thrilled that over 225 elders at Jewish Care are now vaccinated against COVID with just minor side effects being experienced. The virus can and does have serious consequences and I would encourage everyone to get vaccinated.”, continued Mr Appleby.

Jewish Care Victoria strongly encourages all in the community to seriously consider getting vaccinated; test if showing any signs or symptoms; and keep up to date with exposure site listings -  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

We understand that many members of our community may have questions or concerns. Jewish Care has established a Call Centre for enquiries and ask that you call 8517 5556 or email [email protected].

Media contact:
Elana Bedwell – Marketing & Communications Manager
Tel. (03) 8517 5701 / 0477 011 880  
Email.  [email protected]