26 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 St Francis

I am writing to inform you that no further residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at Calvary St Francis since our last communication to you.

In line with Public Health Unit advice, all negative and medically cleared residents in A, B and C Wings can be partially de-isolated and are now free to move around in their respective wings. Residents in D Wing remain in isolation at this time.

Our testing regime continues today in D Wing, and on 29 April 2022 for A, B and C Wings. We will inform you of the results once we receive them.

In accordance to Calvary’s Position Statement on Visiting in Aged Care, visitation to Calvary St Francis is permitted, however, specific requirements are in place to help keep our residents, their visitors and our staff as safe as possible. Please see below:

Information for visitors during an outbreak

  • Visitation to Calvary St Francis is permitted to one fully vaccinated visitor per resident, per day.
  • We kindly ask that you book your visit with us for now. To make a booking, please contact 4942 7477 during business hours Monday to Friday (if you wish to visit during the weekend, please book during the week).
  • Visiting hours are from 11.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm with last entry to the home permitted at 4.00pm. This is allow adequate time for rapid antigen testing (RAT testing) prior to entry. Once in the home, visitors may stay longer than 4.00pm.
  • All visitors will be supplied with the appropriate PPE (including face masks and shields as appropriate) to wear whilst visiting.
  • 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 restrictions. We anticipate our next communication to you will be before the end of the week.

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


Sandeep Kandel,

General Manager Aged Care