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

Dear Resident and Family Members,

Important COVID-19 Update for residents and families: Calvary Cessnock re-opening to visitors

I am very pleased to inform you that no additional cases of COVID-19 have been detected amongst residents of the Windemere household in testing conducted over the weekend.

In line with Public Health Unit advice, the outbreak in the Windemere household has now been declared as over.

Visiting Calvary Cessnock

Precautionary measures remain in place across all Calvary Cessnock households to help keep our staff, residents and their visitors stay as safe as possible:

  • There is now no limit to the number of visitors allowed for residents each day. However, social distancing is still required and we ask visitors keep to a maximum of two (2) visitors per resident at any one time. Please conduct your visit in the resident’s room or outside, and not in communal areas.
  • Visitors must complete screening requirements prior to entry and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) whilst visiting. Calvary will provide you with the necessary PPE.
  • All visitors will need to stop in at the main administration building to undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) before entering. This takes time, and we ask for your patience as we manage this important screening process.
  • All visits must be booked in advance. Please contact 4993 9000 during regular business hours to make your booking.
  • There are two (2) periods for arriving visitors – 11am to 2pm; and from 3.15pm to 5pm. The set time periods relate to visitors’ arrival on site. Once inside, visitors may stay longer.
  • To allow screening of staff arriving for afternoon shift, no visitor bookings and RATs will be available between 2.00pm and 3.15pm.
  • We understand that there may sometimes need to be exceptions. If so, please make prior arrangements with the home manager – contact 4993 9000 during business hours.
  • Visitation exceptions may also 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.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.


Sandeep Kandel,

General Manager Aged Care