08 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 Albury & Districts

I am writing to inform you that unfortunately an additional three (3) residents and one (1) staff member have tested positive to COVID-19 since our last communication to you. The residents reside in Noreuil, Hume and Milewa wings and are currently isolating and receiving care in their rooms. This brings the total number of cases to four (4) residents and six (6) staff.

In line with Public Health Unit advice, all residents in Noreuil wing are now isolating and receiving care in their rooms. Visitation to the home remains closed until Sunday 10 April 2022. Please see below for visitation precautions commencing on Sunday:

Information for visitors during an outbreak

  • One fully vaccinated visitor (Partner in Care), per resident, will be permitted entry to the home from 11.00am 10 April 2022 (day 4 of the outbreak).
  • Visitation hours will be 11.00am to 6.00pm with last entry to the home at 5.00pm. This is to ensure all screening processes can be completed with our day staff.
  • We kindly ask that you book your visit with us for now. Please call (02) 6057 1500 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm to make a booking.
  • 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.
  • 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 will keep you updated as information becomes available. We anticipate our next communication to you will be early next week.

Please contact the home manager if you would like to book a video call with your loved one. Clearly labelled care packages may be left with the home, and we will ensure your loved one receives them. 

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


Amanda Bennett,

General Manager Aged Care