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

Dear Resident and Family Members,

COVID-19 Update for Residents and Families of Calvary Ryde

I am writing to inform you that one (1) additional case of COVID-19 have been detected amongst Calvary Ryde residents in the latest round of testing. This brings the total number of COVID positive residents at Calvary Ryde to six (6). We are keeping families of the COVID positive residents informed directly.

Our next round of testing is this Friday 11 February 2022, and we will update you on these results after the weekend.

In the meantime, Level 1 remains closed to visitors. Level 1 residents will remain, and be cared for in their rooms.

Apart from Level 1, Calvary Ryde remains open to visitors subject to the guidelines below.

Updated information for visitors during an outbreak

  • Consistent with Calvary’s Position Statement on Visiting in Aged Care one fully vaccinated visitor (Partner in Care), per resident, will be permitted entry to the home from 11.00am  today 9 February 2022.
  • 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.
  • We ask that you review the following video which explains how to don and doff PPE.  Staff will be able to support you if this is required when visiting. https://www.health.gov.au/resources/videos/donning-and-doffing-personal-protective-equipment-in-residential-aged-care
  • Visitors may 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 restrictions. We will keep you updated as information becomes available, and anticipate our next communication to you will be after the weekend.

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


Amanda Bennett,

General Manager Aged Care Sydney