Extension of COVID-19 restrictions across NSW and St Basil’s Homes

11 Jul, 2021

Dear Residents, Consumers and Families,

In line with advice from Australian Government health agencies regarding COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions across NSW, the following requirements will be in place until at least 11:59pm on Friday 16th  July:

  • Visitors are only permitted to enter the facility for essential purposes 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
  • Essential visitors 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
  • Essential visitors must wear a surgical mask within the facility, and practice social distancing of 1.5m
  • Essential visitors 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).

Visitors must not enter the facility at all if they:

  • 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

Further details of NSW Health’s latest advice can be found here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/racf-latest-advice.aspx

Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Spiro Stavis, Chief Executive Officer

[As at 9 July 2021]

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