Covid Updates

Facility Update 17th January 2022

Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we partner with our residents and families through the current outbreak.

Update from
Jacqui Marden
Acting CEO


I am delighted to advised that all residents have returned negative results for Covid-19.

Working together to ease restrictions within the Facility

We are now in the process of working with Public Health and the Aged Care Emergency Operations Team to ensure that we safely reopen the facility and minimise risks.

As of this week Residents are able to move freely about their home, and meals will commence being served in the dining areas. Staff have transitioned from full PPE to N95 masks and protective eye wear.

The team will continue to keep you and your loved ones connected with phone calls, video calls and messages, group activities have recommenced. We are planning on opening the café mid week with a booking system so you can get a coffee together this must be done safely.

Future visits
We will be welcoming visitors into the facility with the following requirements in place.

IMPORTANT
Visits are pre booked via zipline http://qvc.zipline.app/ between the hours of 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, 7 days per week. This is so we can have a staff member available to concierge through the process.

  • We ask that you have the evidence of your double vaccination (with second dose at least 2 weeks prior to entry) available on entry. This may be your COVID vaccination certificate or the QVC COVID vaccination evidence card.
  • If you cannot provide vaccination evidence, you will be required to present a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken within 24 hours of the intended visit. The testing requirement applies to all persons, regardless of age, (except for infants under the age of 28 days) and there are no exemptions for a vaccine medical contraindication.
  • Specific visits for end-of-life care, residents with psychological impacts or if you are unable to visit during 08.30am - 4.30pm - 7 days a week. These visits can be accommodated by phoning our Covid Management Team to assist you via reception on 62433100.
  • Anyone who has had contact with someone known to have COVID-19, or reasonably suspected of having COVID-19, within the previous 14 days, is not permitted to visit
  • Anyone who has symptoms of Covid -19 or any infectious illness, is not permitted to visit.

  • In addition, to help us minimise risks the following requirements will be in place.
  • All visitors will be requested to wear N95 masks and goggles for the full duration of their visit. These will be provided by Queen Victoria Care upon entry to the facility. This requirement includes children under the age of 12 years, where practicable.
  • No more than two visitors per resident at one time for social distancing requirements.
  • Visits will occur only within a residents room or outdoor spaces
  • We are planning on opening the café mid week with a booking systems so you can get a coffee together, we will keep you updated.

We please ask that Family and Friends coordinate visits to their loved ones in accordance with this guidance, and all other visitor requirements as per Public Health Direction Residential Aged Care Facilities No 18
remain in place.

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Wendy Chamberlain, Outbreak Manager for her leadership and dedication and our staff for their outstanding job they have done through this very challenging time to ensure the safety of our Residents and one another.

We really want the residents to return to interactions and enjoy life again with in the facility. We are doing every thing we can to return to that life. If you can work with us to plan your visits so we can prevent further lockdown situations.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact the facility directly who will be able to assist.

Kind Regards

Jacqui Marden