COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update July 20, 2022

Dear family members,
 
There have been no new COVID-19 cases and no new symptomatic residents at Drysdale Grove Aged Care. Based on this information the COVID-19 outbreak at Drysdale Grove Aged Care has been stood down.
 
Actions following stand-down of a COVID-19 outbreak
 
Residents  
· Residents are no longer required to quarantine in their rooms.
· Residents may use communal spaces and re-engage in communal activities.
· Residents can leave the facility for any reason consistent within the general public health directions. This includes attending off-site appointments where necessary. Please liaise with management prior to this occurring.
· Residents & Staff will continue to be vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19 and have surveillance testing with use of Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) which is followed up with PCR testing
 
Visitors:
All visitors must be:
· Fully vaccinated and demonstrate evidence of this (COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations are recommended)
· Wear PPE as advised by the home, practice social distancing and hand hygiene in line with the general public health recommendations.
· Undertake a RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) prior entry
· All visits will take place in residents rooms or where possible outdoors in well ventilated spaces.
 
Excluded visitors
Please do not visit aged care facilities if you have:
· been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
· have a fever or symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath
This includes people who:
•      have symptoms of COVID-19
•      have had a COVID-19 PCR test and are waiting for the result
•      are required to isolate or quarantine
•      have had contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the past:
–       7 days if the visitor is fully vaccinated, is not a close contact and has not returned a negative COVID-19 PCR test; or
–       or 14 days if the visitor is not fully vaccinated or is a close contact and not returned a negative COVID-19 PCR test.
 
COVID-19 Aged Care Grief and Trauma Support Services

Services are available to provide grief and trauma support for those living, working and caring in the aged care sector, who have been impacted by COVID-19.
These FREE services are available for residents in aged care, home care recipients, families and representatives of senior Australians, aged care staff and aged care organisations.
For further information on these services can be found on The Department of Health website via the following link COVID-19 aged care grief and trauma support services | Australian Government Department of Health.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact should you have any questions. Once again we thank you for your ongoing support in keeping our community safe.

Kind regards,
Management

Drysdale Grove Aged Care