COVID-19 restrictions extended for essential visitors and now include people living in Bayside, Burwood, Strathfield and Penrith (specific suburbs) Local Government Areas

12 Aug, 2021

The NSW Government’s public health order restrictions that are in place now also apply to people living in the Bayside, Burwood, Strathfield or Penrith (specific suburbs) Local Government Areas (LGAs).

Requirements for essential visitors to St Basil’s Homes include:

  • You are only permitted to enter the facility for essential purpose such as compassionate grounds or medical reasons. Residents may have a maximum of two essential visitors each day which cannot be different visitors each day with all visits must be by appointment and approved by the Facility General Manager
  • You must take direction from facility staff and will be escorted by staff to and from the resident’s room or a designated visiting area assigned by management
  • You must wear a surgical mask within the facility, and practice social distancing of 1.5m
  • You must not attend more than one St Basil’s Home per day
  • Residents should avoid leaving the facility except for essential reasons (eg medical appointments).

 If you live in Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, Liverpool, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, George’s River, Campbelltown, Bayside, Burwood, Strathfield or Penrith (specific suburbs) Local Government Areas (LGA) and are an approved essential visitor any St Basil’s Home you must show evidence of your COVID test with a negative result each time you attend and it must be no more than 3 days old.

You must not enter the facility at all if you:

  • have been to Victoria since 5 August 2021 or the Local Government areas of Cairns and Yarrabah in Queensland since 8 August 2021 unless providing essential caring functionsor for end of life visits.
  • have been to any close and casual contact places of high concernin Victorian or Queensland
  • have COVID-19 symptoms– fever (37. 5°C or higher) or symptoms of COVID-19
  • are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period
  • live in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating
  • are waiting for a COVID-19 test result
  • have not received a dose of the 2021 influenza vaccine, unless they have an exemption approved by St Basil’s.

It is important to keep connected to your loved ones, especially during these difficult times. Please remember that there are several ways for you to connect with your loved ones each day;

  • Telephone calls
  • Facetime or zoom video calls, by appointment
  • Window visits at some of our Homes upon request, and only by appointment

Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated, thank you.

More Updates