COVID-19 update | June 25

Dear Edgarley Community,

I write to thank you all for your assistance over the past few months in managing restricted visitation to Edgarley.  Whilst there has been a general easing of Covid-19 restrictions in our community, we continue to remain vigilant and are applying the restricted visitation guidelines set by the State Government.  Please be assured that the safety of everyone at Edgarley is our paramount concern.

To that end I ask you all to consider the purpose of any visit and if at this point of time it could be facilitated by another means?  We will continue to try and limit the number of people accessing the site moving forward.  I also ask you to consider where you have personally travelled in the days prior to your visit and seriously consider if you may have been exposed to Covid-19 for example in certain Melbourne municipalities.

Visiting:

We recommend that each resident only receive one visit per day.  This visit can be by a group of no more than two people.  Please keep your visit as brief as is practical.  We recommend no more than 30 minutes.  Visiting hours are 2.00pm – 4.00pm, seven days a week.

We recognise that all our resident’s circumstances differ and that the above may impact some more than others.  If that is the case, please contact our Senior Nursing Team on 5581-1211 to discuss your individual needs.

Screening Visitors:

We will continue to screen permitted visitors to Edgarley.  Visitors who have symptoms of respiratory illness or have any signs of cold or flu such as a fever, cough, muscle ache or sore throat will not be permitted to enter.  We thank you for your cooperation and patience in participating in this important process.

Social Distancing:

Visitors need to observe social distancing by staying 1.5 metres apart from others during visits.  Visits are to take place in private rooms our outside, not communal areas. Once again, we ask that visiting times are kept to a minimum.

Influenza Vaccinations: 

Proof of having received the flu vax must also be provided before entry.  The Federal Government have advised that people who have not been vaccinated for influenza are not permitted to enter aged care facilities.

We once again thank you for your continued support during these difficult times. If you have any queries on any matter related to the above, please contact the senior nursing team or myself directly

 

Kind Regards,

David Knight

CEO

 

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