Important COVID-19 Update

10 July 2020

Dear Residents, Families and Staff,

Important COVID–19 Information

Thank you to everyone for your continued support to our Homes during this unprecedented time as we deal with COVID–19. We wish to advise that we are continuously monitoring the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in Victoria, which sadly is placing the vulnerable elderly community in Victoria at far greater risk. As a result, we are seeing increased protection measures around visitation being recommenced in Victorian Nursing Homes.

In providing this update today, we wish to remind you of the risk that we are all still facing and ask you to remain vigilant in maintaining social distancing measures and adhering to all infection control practices (e.g. washing hands etc).

We also continuously review guidelines received from the Department of Health as well as other Aged Care Industry Bodies. After reviewing the current situation in Victoria, we are continuing with the restricted access measures to our homes for families and friends as per below.

A screening tool is being used for all Residents entering or returning from other health facilities and community settings for symptoms of COVID-19 and the same is also used for Residents returning from outings, social or medical appointments.

Other restrictions will remain in place for Aged Care Facilities to protect older Australians as we navigate moving towards a COVID-19 Safe Australia. We therefore ask that you continue to make appointments for visiting our Homes 24 hours prior to your visit through the Warrina Homes Head Office number on 1300 424 332.

Please be assured that Warrina Homes’ priority is to maintain the wellbeing, health and safety of all residents and employees in our residential care facilities. This also includes independent living units, serviced apartments and the broader community.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact myself or Michelle Schupelius, Manager Residential Services on 0427 412 994.

Yours Sincerely,

Andrew Curle, CEO

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