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

Dear Resident and Family Members,

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

I am writing to inform you that all tested residents have received negative results from the latest of testing (Day 7) at Calvary Albury and Districts. Unfortunately one staff member has returned a positive COVID-19 test result since our last update to you. 

In line with Public Health Unit advice our Memory Support residents will remain in, and be cared for in their rooms for now. We want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to continue to look after the health and wellbeing of our Memory Support Unit residents while keeping them safe during this difficult time.

All other Calvary Albury residents may move freely about their environment.

Updated information for visitors

A reminder for families and loved ones when visiting Calvary Albury & Districts, which currently remains in lockdown.

Calvary’s Position Statement on Visiting in Aged Care, which took effect from 9 February 2022, allows visits for residents 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, visitors and staff as safe as possible.

  • One (1) fully vaccinated visitor (Partner in Care) per resident will be permitted entry during the home’s designated visiting hours.
  • All visitors will be supplied with the appropriate PPE (including face masks and shields as appropriate) to wear whilst visiting. Staff will assist you as required.
  • We ask that you review the following video which explains how to don and doff PPE.  Staff will be able to support if required https://www.health.gov.au/resources/videos/donning-and-doffing-personal-protective-equipment-in-residential-aged-care
  • 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 re-open Calvary Albury. We anticipate our next update to you will be the after the weekend.

Please contact the home to book a video call with your loved one, or if you have any concerns. Care packages for your loved ones may also be left with security. Please label them clearly.

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


Amanda Bennett,

General Manager Aged Care