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18 January 2022

Jewish Care Victoria is delighted to have received advice from the Public Health Unit on Tuesday 18 January 2022 that the partial restriction at Residential Home Carnegie has been lifted. All elders and families who are directly impacted have been notified. 

The revised visitation protocols in line with Minister for Health, Mr Martin Foley’s Pandemic Orders remain in place.

Gary Smorgon House remains in lockdown. No further elders have tested positive following the identification of one positive elder on 17 January 2022. 

Elders will undertake another rapid antigen test on 23 January 2022. Staff will continue with daily rapid antigen testing and wearing full PPE.

Visitation across the entire home remains restricted and elders and families have been advised of the revised visitation protocols.

“We thank our elders for their patience and resilience and our wonderful staff for their care and professionalism during these challenging times”, said Mike Debinski, Interim Chief Executive Officer.

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