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Media Release
19 December 2021 – 4.00pm

Jewish Care Victoria 
Gary Smorgon House

Jewish Care Victoria continues to work closely with the Southeast Public Health Unit, Alfred MATS and the Commonwealth Department of Health in relation to the COVID outbreak at Gary Smorgon House.

Currently, there are no changes to visitor restrictions. Visitation is suspended save for exceptional circumstances.    Elders are continuing to isolate in their rooms being supported by fully vaccinated staff in full PPE.

Results of staff and elder testing are still pending; however, we have had no advice of any further positive results.  Pleasingly, we can report that no elders or staff are showing any signs or symptoms.

The elder who has tested positive remains in hospital as a precaution and we pass on our thoughts and prayers to the elder and his family.

Present indications are that the current restrictions will be in place for the next 7 days. We will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves.

Jewish Care will continue to offer supports to all elders, taking every precaution to ensure staff and elder wellbeing.

For more information:

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