06 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 of Calvary The Brelsford

I am pleased to inform you that no further residents have tested positive to COVID-19 since our last communication to you. In line with Public Health Unit advice, we can now declare the outbreak at Calvary The Brelsford over.

Visitation to the home is allowed, however visitation restrictions remain in place to keep our residents, their visitors and our staff as safe as possible. Please see below:

Information for visitors

  • Visitation to the home is limited to two (2) visitors (Partner in Care) per resident, per day, consistent with Calvary’s Position Statement on Visiting in Aged Care.
  • Our visiting hours are 10.00am – 4.00pm, daily, with last entry to the home at 3.30pm. This is to ensure all screening processes can be completed by our day staff.
  • We ask that all visitors book their visit with us for now. To make a booking, please email coffs@japara.com.au and provide your requested time and date, name of the resident/room number, your name and proof of your COVID vaccination.
  • Visitors will be required to complete screening requirements prior to entry and wear appropriate PPE (including face mask and shield) whilst visiting. PPE is provided by Calvary.
  • 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, 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.

Our staff will continue to closely monitor all residents for symptoms of COVID-19.

We are very grateful to our residents and families for your continued support and understanding during this challenging time, and very much look forward to receiving more visitors back into the home. You can help us by sharing this information with your family and friends.


Cassandra Schwartz,

General Manager Aged Care