Visitation Restrictions at Calvary Retirement Communities

While the rate of COVID-19 community transmission in Australia is stabilising, the situation continues to evolve.

Calvary Retirement Communities continues to assess and balance restrictions on general visitation to help loved ones stay connected while maintaining the safest possible environment for the vulnerable people in our care.

Restrictions on visitation are reviewed every regularly. 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.

 

Calvary Haydon Retirement Community

The following restrictions will apply immediately, 9 January 2021 at Calvary Haydon Retirement Community until further advice or directions are received.

  • Visitors who have been in any of the following areas in the past 14 days are not permitted entry:
    • Any overseas country
    • Greater Sydney (including Blue Mountains), NSW (see full list of affected LGAs)
    • Central Coast, NSW
    • Wollongong, NSW
    • Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay and Redlands Local Government Areas (LGAs), QLD – this applies only to people who have been in these areas on or after 2nd January 2021.
  • Up to any two (2) visitors per resident will be permitted entry at any one time between 11am-6pm each day. Visitors are limited to two (2) visitors per day per resident.
  • Visitors from NSW COVID-19 Identified Areas will not be permitted entry at this time. Visitors who have been in any identified NSW COVID-19 case locations will not be permitted to visit.
  • Visitors who live with a person who is self-isolating or are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 or are within their self-isolation period will not be permitted entry.
  • Special exceptions to visitation rules. Exceptions may apply for visitors of residents at end of life, or who may be experiencing distress, or where a care and support role is provided by a visitor. Please speak with the manager of your home to discuss arrangements.
  • Visits must be strictly limited to the resident’s room. Social/physical distancing of a single person per 4 square metres and 1.5 metres separation must be observed at all times.
  • 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.
    Resident outings will be permitted, subject to Facility Manager approval. Each outing request will need to first be discussed with and approved by the Facility Manager.
  • Due to the heightened risk, resident attendance at a function where there is any person who has been in the Northern Area of the Northern Beaches, City of Wollongong, Cumberland City Council and Canterbury Ward of Canterbury Bankstown Council and Visitors who have been in the following Queensland Local Government Areas since 2 January 2021: City of Brisbane, Logan City, City of Ipswich, Moreton Bay Region, Redland City, Lockyer Valley Region, Scenic Rim Region or Somerset Region will not be allowed. Excursions for medical treatment will continue to be permitted as usual.•
  • Resident outings should be limited to a family residence. We strongly advise to limit resident outings to the family home and outdoors where possible, avoiding public locations of higher risk. Please continue to observe social/physical distancing .
  • Screening and temperature checks. Screening questions and temperature checks for all visitors and staff will continue. If a visitor is found to have an elevated temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or greater, entry will not be permitted.
  • Hand hygiene is important. Remember to please use the hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and throughout the facility regularly.

For the latest jurisdictional COVID-19 information, please

Please contact the Facility Manager if you have any questions.

Thank you for following the rules and keeping us safe.

Calvary NSW Retirement Communities:

Ryde, Cessnock, St Joseph’s, Cooinda, Mt Carmel, Muswellbrook, Nazareth, St Francis, St Martin de Porres, St Pauls, Tanilba Shores, St Lukes.

Consistent with the latest NSW Health advice issued today, Calvary will align our restrictions on visitation. The next review of these restrictions will be undertaken in line with NSW Health advice or directions.

  • Visitors who have been in the following Queensland Local Government Areas since 2 January 2021: City of Brisbane, Logan City, City of Ipswich, Moreton Bay Region, Redland City, Lockyer Valley Region, Scenic Rim Region or Somerset Region are currently not permitted entry.
  • Visitors who have been in the Northern Area of the Northern Beaches, City of Wollongong, Cumberland City Council and Canterbury Ward of Canterbury Bankstown Council are currently not permitted entry.
  •  Up to any two (2) visitors per resident will be permitted entry at any one time between 11am-6pm each day. Visitors are limited to two (2) visitors per day per resident.
  • Visitors from NSW COVID-19 Identified Areas will not be permitted entry at this time. Visitors who have been in any identified NSW COVID-19 case locations will not be permitted to visit.
  • Visitors who live with a person who is self-isolating or are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 or are within their self-isolation period will not be permitted entry.
  • Special exceptions to visitation rules. Exceptions may apply for visitors of residents at end of life, or who may be experiencing distress, or where a care and support role is provided by a visitor. Please speak with the manager of your home to discuss arrangements.
  • Visits must be strictly limited to the resident’s room. Social/physical distancing of a single person per 4 square metres and 1.5 metres separation must be observed at all times.
  • Visitors and staff are required to wear a facemask. Consistent with the latest NSW Health advice, visitors and staff must wear a mask at all times. Where a visitor does not provide their own mask, or the mask does not meet requirements, Calvary will provide a mask upon entry.
  • Resident outings will be permitted, subject to Facility Manager approval. Each outing request will need to first be discussed with and approved by the Facility Manager. Due to the heightened risk, resident attendance at a function where there is any person who has been in the Northern Area of the Northern Beaches, City of Wollongong, Cumberland City Council and Canterbury Ward of Canterbury Bankstown Council will not be allowed. Excursions for medical treatment will continue to be permitted as usual.
  • Resident outings should be limited to a family residence. We strongly advise to limit resident outings to the family home and outdoors where possible, avoiding public locations of higher risk. Please continue to observe social/physical distancing and we advise families to utilise face masks during the outing.
  • Screening and temperature checks. Screening questions and temperature checks for all visitors and staff will continue. If a visitor is found to have an elevated temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or greater, entry will not be permitted.
  • Hand hygiene is important. Remember to please use the hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and throughout the facility regularly.

For the latest jurisdictional COVID-19 information, please visit NSW Health website.

Please contact the Facility Manager if you have any questions.

Thank you for following the rules and keeping us safe.

Calvary Flora McDonald and St Catherine’s Retirement Communities

The following restrictions will apply immediately, 9 January 2021 until further advice or directions are received: 

  • Visitors who have been in the following Queensland Local Government Areas since 2 January 2021: City of Brisbane, Logan City, City of Ipswich, Moreton Bay Region, Redland City are currently not permitted entry.
  • Anyone entering South Australia from New South Wales from the following New South Wales areas: Greater Sydney Region, Wollongong Local Government Area, Central Coast Local Government Area; are prohibited from entering a Residential Aged Care Facility in South Australia within 14 days of arrival.
  • Special exceptions to visitation rules. Exceptions may apply for visitors of residents at end of life, or who may be experiencing distress, or where a care and support role is provided by a visitor. Please speak with the manager of your home to discuss arrangements.
  • 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. You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination before entering.
  • Screening and temperature checks. Screening questions and temperature checks for all visitors and staff will continue. If a visitor is found to have an elevated temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or greater, entry will not be permitted.
  • Hand hygiene is important. Remember to please use the hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and throughout the facility regularly.
  • A maximum of two (2) visitors per resident is allowed for a single visit between the hours of 11am-6pm each day.
  • Visiting will be limited to the resident’s room. Social/physical distancing of a single person per 4 square metres as well as 1.5 metres separation at all times is still required within the resident’s room during a visit.
  • Resident outings to attend small family group gatherings are permitted, subject to approval of a request to the Facility Manager. Each outing request will need to first be discussed with the Facility Manager. The request will then be reviewed and a decision made based on risk to the individual resident in light of current rates of community transmission in the area. Excursions for medical treatment will continue to be permitted as usual.

For the latest jurisdictional COVID-19 information, please visit SA Health website.

Please contact the Facility Manager if you have any questions.

Thank you for following the rules and keeping us safe.