12 April 2022 | View in Browser
Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Update for Residents and Families

Dear Resident and Family Members,

COVID-19 Update for Residents and Families at Calvary Albury & Districts

I am writing to inform you that two (2) additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been detected amongst residents at Calvary Albury and Districts since our last communication to you. This brings the number of COVID positive cases to six (6) residents, all who reside in our Noreuil, Hume and Milewa wings, and seven (7) staff.

In line with Public Health Unit advice, Noreuil, Hume and Milewa wings remain closed to visitation. Residents in these three wings continue to isolate and receive care in their rooms for now. Murray residents may move freely about their wing, and receive visitors through booking with the home as outlined below.

Information for visitors during an outbreak

• Noreuil, Hume and Milewa wings remain closed to visitation.
• Murray wing residents are able to move freely about their wing and may receive one visit, per day from their fully vaccinated visitor. Visiting hours are from 11.00am to 6.00pm with last entry to the home at 5.00pm. This is to ensure all screening processes can be completed with our day staff.
• We kindly ask that you book your visit with us for now. Please call (02) 6057 1500 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm to make a booking.
• All visitors will be supplied with the appropriate PPE (including face masks and shields as appropriate) to wear whilst visiting. Staff assist you with donning (putting on) and doffing (removing) PPE correctly.
• 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.
• Visitation exceptions may be made for residents receiving end of life care, residents who may be experiencing distress, or where a special care and support role is provided. Please speak with the home manager to discuss arrangements.

We will continue to liaise closely with Public Health Unit officials, who will make the decision about whether and when it is safe to remove the current visitation restrictionas. We will keep you updated as information becomes available. We anticipate our next communication to you will be at the end of the week.

Please contact the home manager if you would like to book a video call with your loved one. Clearly labelled care packages may be left with the home, and we will ensure your loved one receives them. 

Thank you for your continued understanding and patience at this time.


Amanda Bennett,

General Manager Aged Care