30 September 2021 | View in Browser
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) fully vaccinated member of staff has returned a positive COVID-19 test.

Please note that we can confirm this member of staff has not attended Calvary Haydon at any time during their infectious period and has been instructed to remain in self-isolation at home. We will continue to check in with staff who are in self-isolation and ensure we provide any supports as required.

We can assure residents and families that Calvary care staff continue to closely monitor the health and wellbeing of all the residents in our care, and are in regular communication with all residents and families.

With the assistance of ACT Health, the retesting of residents and staff will occur again at site today and we expect to have the results by tomorrow. Retesting will continue at intervals as advised by ACT Health.

Reminder - Calvary and OPAN Zoom Information Session

As communicated in our update of yesterday evening, Calvary, in close cooperation with Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is offering an online Zoom information session today with an opportunity for questions and answers for all residents and families of the Calvary Haydon aged care home.

This meeting will allow you to ask questions you may have about the COVID-19 outbreak and how it affects you and your older family members. There will be a number of representatives from Calvary, OPAN, ACT Health and the Commonwealth Department of Health, amongst others, who will provide information and answer the questions you have.

  • When: Today, Thursday 30 September 2021 - 11am to 12pm (AEST)
  • Register: Please click this link for more information on how to register and attend this meeting.

For residents of the Calvary Haydon aged care home who would like to attend, staff on site will work with you individually to make arrangements. For residents or family members who are unable to attend, the session will be recorded by OPAN and made available to us to share with you following the meeting.

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, including regular Situation Updates and a suite of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, please continue to visit www.calvarycoronavirusupdates.org.au

As the situation evolves at Calvary Haydon, please be assured that our dedicated staff are working hard to keep all residents safe from infection.

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