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Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Update for Residents and Families

Dear Resident and Family Member,

RE: COVID-19 Outbreak Update for Residents and Families: Calvary Haydon Retirement Community

Further to our update earlier today, we want to inform residents and families that at the time of writing, the number of COVID-positive residents has not changed since our notification of this morning.

As of the time of writing, Calvary can confirm the current total active cases are:

• Eleven (11) residents (all residing in the Mary Potter household); and
• Four (4) members of staff (all self-isolating at home).

Calvary continues to work closely with the ACT Public Health Unit on testing of residents and staff and maintaining of the safest possible care environment for residents and staff under outbreak conditions.

We have been advised by ACT PHU that testing will now occur every 48 hours for all residents, with the exception of those close contacts in the Mary Potter household who will have daily testing.

Residents and Families Information Session - Recording and Actions

Yesterday, Calvary, in close cooperation with Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN), provided an online Zoom information session for families of residents of Calvary Haydon Retirement Community aged care home.
You may view a video of the information session and the resources referred to here:

• Web page: https://opan.org.au/calvaryhaydonrc/
• PASSWORD: CHRC3009021_Family

Thank you for your time and feedback.

As the situation evolves at Calvary Haydon, please be assured that our dedicated staff are working hard to keep all residents safe from infection. All staff at the facility continue to provide care while wearing the required personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.

We know that this continues to be a very difficult time for residents and families with visitation currently prohibited.

We will also continue to contact the listed person responsible for each resident by phone on a daily basis and email an update with any developments. You can help us to ease anxiety by please sharing this information with other family and friends.
For more information, including regular Situation Updates and a suite of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, please continue to visit www.calvarycoronavirusupdates.org.au

Thank you for your continued patience at this challenging time. We are grateful that families are working with us so generously to ensure the safety of your loved ones in our care.

Martin Bowles, National CEO

Barb Reid, Regional CEO - ACT