Update 26 May 2020

Eased Visitation Restrictions at Calvary Retirement Communities

The COVID-19 crisis in Australia is beginning to stabilise.

From 23 April 2020, we eased visitation restrictions at the following Calvary Retirement Communities:
  • Calvary Flora McDonald Retirement Community
  • Calvary St Catherine’s Retirement Community
  • Calvary Haydon Retirement Community
  • Calvary Muswellbrook Retirement Community
  • Calvary Cooinda Retirement Community

Please see the list of current eased restrictions below. 


From 5 May 2020, we eased visitation restrictions at the following Calvary Retirement Communities:
  • Calvary St Joseph’s Retirement Community
  • Calvary St Martin’s De Porres Retirement Community
  • Calvary St Francis Retirement Community
  • Calvary Nazareth Retirement Community
  • Calvary Tanilba Shores Retirement Community
  • Calvary Cessnock Retirement Community
  • Calvary Mt Carmel Retirement Community
  • Calvary St Paul’s Retirement Community

Please see the list of current eased restrictions below. 


From 18 May 2020, we eased visitation restrictions at the following Calvary Retirement Communities:
  • Calvary Ryde Retirement Community

This easing of restrictions is because there is currently a reduced risk of community transmission in these specific locations.

Please see the list of current eased restrictions below. 


Current Restrictions on Visitation

For Calvary retirement communities, the following eased restrictions apply:
  • One visitor will be permitted to visit. Calvary will be permitting visitation of the one (1) nominated person for visitation per resident for no longer than two (2) hours per day.

Exception: From 18 May 2020, and applicable to the following facilities only, we no longer require that the one (1) visitor be the single nominated person for visitation:

        • Calvary Flora McDonald Retirement Community
        • Calvary St Catherine’s Retirement Community
        • Calvary Haydon Retirement Community
        • Calvary Muswellbrook Retirement Community
        • Calvary Cooinda Retirement Community
        • Calvary Cessnock Retirement Community

Exception: From 27 May 2020, and applicable to the following facilities only, we no longer require that the one (1) visitor be the single nominated person for visitation:

        • Calvary St Joseph’s Retirement Community
        • Calvary St Martin’s De Porres Retirement Community
        • Calvary St Francis Retirement Community
        • Calvary Nazareth Retirement Community
        • Calvary Tanilba Shores Retirement Community
        • Calvary Mt Carmel Retirement Community
        • Calvary St Paul’s Retirement Community
  • Visiting hours will be extended but limited to between 11am and 6pm daily. We encourage visitors to please call the facility before their arrival. There may be special exceptions for residents at end of life, or where there is an instance of resident distress.

Exception: For Calvary Ryde Retirement Community, visitation hours remain between 2pm-6pm daily.

  • Visitors younger than 16 years are not permitted to visit. Consistent with the requirements of all States and Territories, this restriction will remain in place. There may be special exceptions for residents at end of life.
  • Screening and temperature checks. Introduced last month, screening questions and temperature checks for all visitors and staff will continue. If a visitor is found to have an elevated temperature greater than 37.5 degrees celsius, entry will not be permitted.
  • Influenza vaccination is required. As required by the Commonwealth Department of Health from 1 May 2020, any visitor must have had this year’s seasonal Influenza vaccine. Due to Government requirements, Influenza vaccination is not negotiable. Visitors will be asked to provide proof of vaccination before entry is permitted.
  • Visiting will be limited to the resident’s room. This restriction applies to external visitors only, and is in place to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection to other residents, family members, and staff. Social distancing of 1.5 metres separation will still be required.
  • Hand hygiene is important. Remember to please use the hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and throughout the facility regularly.

    Restrictions on visitation will be reviewed on a 14 day basis. Pending any change to the COVID-19 situation, Calvary may need to reintroduce restrictions, with limited notice, to protect the safety of residents, family members, and staff.