7 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 Ryde

I am pleased to inform you that no additional cases of COVID-19 have been detected amongst Calvary Ryde residents in the latest round of testing. The total number of COVID positive residents at Calvary Ryde remains at five (5). We are keeping families of the COVID positive residents informed directly.

Our testing regime continues tomorrow, and we will update you on the results when this information becomes available. We anticipate this to be towards the end of the week.

In the meantime, Level 1 remains closed to visitors. Level 1 residents are currently isolating and will remain and be cared for in their rooms. We will continue to liaise closely with Public Health Unit officials, who will make the decision about whether and when it is safe to lift the current restrictions.

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

Guidelines and information for visitors

  • In line with Calvary’s recent national visitor update of 29 December 2021, and due to the continuing risk of infection, one nominated visitor only per resident will be permitted.
  • Each family should nominate the visitor and notify the home manager. The visitor is strongly encouraged to have obtained a booster vaccine if they are eligible.
  • Visitor entry to the home is between 11.00am and 6.00pm.
  • We kindly ask that visitors limit their visit to one (1) hour.
  • The visit must take place in the resident’s room.
  • The nominated visitor is required to complete screening requirements prior to entry.
  • As a precaution to keeping residents safe, 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, or for compassionate visits. Please speak with the home manager.
  • We will continue routine testing of all residents, and to closely monitor all residents for symptoms of COVID-19. We will update you again if the situation changes.

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