Important COVID-19 Update

1 April 2021

1 April 2021

Dear Residents and Families,

Residential Care Facilities – Important COVID–19 Information

We communicate with you today regarding Official correspondence that we have received from SA Police Commissioner and SA Health.

As we have seen over the past twelve months, information changes at any moment. We appreciate the volume of information that everyone is receiving through our communication, radio, television and social media and will endeavour to assist with any queries you have where possible.

Please review the following requirements as directed by the Emergency Direction No 33 dated 19 March 2021:

Please be aware that access at our Residential Care Facilities will remain controlled and that the doors will be answered as soon as possible after ringing the bell. We therefore ask you to have understanding that at times there may be delays answering the front door as staff may be attending to the needs of our residents. The safety of our residents, families and staff remain our highest priority.

Prohibited to visit:

Until further notice, you are not permitted to enter or remain on the premises of residential aged care facilities in South Australia if:

Residents are able to leave the facility, regardless of the reasons. Returning residents will be screened and may be required to isolate and have a COVID-19 test to mitigate any risk to other residents.

We have commenced COVID-19 vaccination consents with residents and/or their representatives. We have not been communicated at this stage in regards to when the clinic will be at Warrina Homes. When we are made aware we will communicate this to you.

Staff are commencing their flu vaccinations next week in preparation for the mandated influenza vaccination requirements. All staff and visitors are required to have their influenza vaccination 2021 by 30 June 2021. Please ensure that you email your evidence through to us or provide us with this so we can maintain our records.

Kind Regards

Michelle Schupelius
Executive Manager Residential Services

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