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5 January 2022

Jewish Care Victoria is working diligently to safeguard the wellbeing of elders and staff across all our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As is the case across the health and care sectors, the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases across Victoria has impacted our workforce. We are continually striving to minimise disruptions to our aged care, disability and community services.

We urge everyone in our community to get vaccinated or get a booster as soon as you are able and to be patient with the delays in the processing of PCR tests and accessing of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs).

Today, Residential Home Carnegie and Residential Home Windsor have been placed into lockdown following confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst our staff in both Homes and one elder in Residential Home Carnegie. 

PCR and Rapid Antigen Testing of elders and staff will continue.

Each elder will be allowed one visitor per day. The visitor will be required to undertake a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival, wear full PPE (including N95, face shield, gloves and gown) and visit only in the elder’s room.

“We are working with the State Public Health Unit , the Alfred MATS, and the Commonwealth Department of Health to support the wellbeing of all of our elders and staff and to mitigate against any possible spread”, said Mike Debinski, Interim Chief Executive Officer.

“We will continue to take every precaution to ensure the wellbeing of our elders and staff. We thank all our staff across our services who are working in very challenging conditions”, continued Mike Debinski.

For more information:

Media contact:

Elana Bedwell – Marketing & Communications Manager

Tel. (03) 8517 5701 / 0477 011 880   

Email.  [email protected]