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

Dear Resident and Family Members,

COVID-19 Update for Residents and Families: Calvary St Joseph's

I am writing to inform you that unfortunately an additional three (3) residents have tested positive to COVID-19 since our last communication to you. All COVID positive residents are isolating and receiving care in their rooms, and their families have been contacted.

In line with Public Health Unit advice, a round of testing is occurring today 22 April 2022, and we will advise you of the results once we receive them.

In accordance to Calvary’s Position Statement on Visiting in Aged Care, visitation to the home is allowed in all circumstances, including when a home is experiencing an outbreak and is in lockdown. There are, however, specific requirements to help keep our residents, their visitors and our staff as safe as possible.

Information for visitors during an outbreak

  • With the exception of Max Kolby House and St. Vincent Unit, there is no limit to the number of visitors allowed per resident, per day at Calvary St Joseph’s.
  • Visitation hours are between 11.00am - 1.30pm and 3.00pm - 4.30pm daily. This is to ensure all screening processes can be effectively completed prior to entry. Last visitor entry to the home is at 4.30pm, however visitors may stay later than this time.
  • Visitors will be required to complete screening requirements prior to entry and wear appropriate PPE (including surgical mask and shield) whilst visiting. PPE is provided by Calvary. Staff will assist you as needed.
  • 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.

Visitation to Max Kolby House and St. Vincent Unit

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 restrictions. We anticipate our next communication to you will be early next week.

Thank you for your continued understanding and patience at this time. You can help us to ease anxiety by sharing this information with other family and friends.


Sandeep Kandel,

General Manager Aged Care