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

Dear Resident and Family members

COVID-19 Update for Residents and Families at Calvary Noosa

We are pleased to advise that all Roberts residents who were RAT tested 23 January (Day 2) have returned negative results. This is pleasing news, however, under the advice of the Public Health Unit, all Roberts residents must remain and be cared for in their rooms until results from the next round of testing have been received.

The next round of testing (Day 6) is due to take place on 27 January 2022. We will be in touch on 28 January with an update.

Discussions with the Public Health Unit continue and we will be guided by their advice as to when it is safe to lift restrictions within Roberts unit. We will update you on any changes as soon as information becomes available. Our staff are keeping the families of our COVID positive residents informed.

Our next update to Calvary Noosa residents and families will be 28 January, unless there are changes or updates that need to be communicated before then.

Except for Roberts unit, visitors are still permitted entry to the home, subject to the below guidelines.

Information and guidelines for visitors

• In line with Calvary’s recent national visitor update of 29 December 2021, and due to the continuing heightened risk of infection, one nominated visitor only per resident will be permitted. This will be in place until further notice.
• Each family should nominate the visitor and notify the home manager. The visitor is strongly encouraged to have obtained a booster vaccine if they are eligible.
• Visitor entry to the home is between 9.00am and 5.00pm.
• We kindly ask that visitors limit their visit to one (1) hour.
• The visit must take place in the resident’s room.

• The nominated visitor is required to complete screening requirements prior to entry.
• Visitation exceptions may be made for residents receiving end of life care, or for compassionate visits. Please speak with the home manager.
• As a precaution to keeping residents safe, visitors will be required to have a rapid antigen test (RAT test) before entering the home. This takes time, and we ask for your patience as we manage this important screening process.
• We will continue routine testing of all residents, and to closely monitor all residents for symptoms of COVID-19. We will update you again if the situation changes.

Thank you for working with us so generously to ensure the safety of all residents in our care.


Anne Marie Cassaniti

General Manager Aged Care