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

Dear Resident Family Member,

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

We are writing to inform residents and families that as of 8.00am this morning, an additional one (1) resident has returned a positive COVID-19 test.

Further, it is with great sadness that we inform residents and families that one (1) resident died yesterday. This resident, who was fully vaccinated and in their end of life phase before testing positive for COVID-19 on Friday was a resident of the Mary Potter household.

Our thoughts are with the family, our residents, families and staff following this sad news. We offer our sincere condolences to the family on behalf of the entire Calvary organisation, and ask that you please respect their privacy at this time.

As of 8.00am today, 27 September 2021, Calvary can confirm the current total active cases are:

  • Nine (9) residents (8 residents of the Mary Potter household; 1 resident of the St Teresa household); and
  • Three (3) members of staff (all self-isolating at home).

Following notification of the positive result, the resident, their family and doctor have been contacted directly by the facility and provided with an update on current health and wellbeing.

The resident of the St Teresa household has been provided their care whilst confined to their room in keeping with the facility’s outbreak infection prevention and control protocols. All staff at the facility are providing care while wearing the required personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times while on site.

Residents and staff were tested yesterday and the one (1) positive test is the result of this most recent round of testing. Retesting of residents and staff will continue every 72 hours or as otherwise directed by the ACT Public Health Unit. Calvary continues to work closely with the ACT Public Health Unit on contact tracing, the testing of residents and staff including the maintaining of the safest possible care environment for residents and staff under outbreak conditions.

We know that this continues to be a very difficult time for residents and families. We will 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 and regular situation updates, please visit www.calvarycoronavirusupdates.org.au

Thank you for your patience at this challenging time and for working with us to ensure the safety of your loved ones in our care.


Martin Bowles, National CEO

Barb Reid, Regional CEO - ACT