COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Case Update June 19, 2022

Dear family members,

Mount Clear Aged Care has two residents that has tested positive to COVID-19 on the 19th of June 2022. Those that are positive are currently isolating.

As a precaution COVID-19 outbreak management plan is implemented and extra monitoring is in place to monitor all other consumers within the home. Staff are also still undertaking RAT prior to entry.

Visitors:
All visitors must be:
· Fully vaccinated and demonstrate evidence of this (COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations are recommended)
· Wear PPE as advised by the home, practice social distancing and hand hygiene in line with the general public health recommendations.
· Undertake a RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) prior entry
· All visits will take place in residents rooms or where possible outdoors in well ventilated spaces.
· Visiting times are between Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm and Sat-Sun 10:30am-3:00pm
There is a limit on the number of visitors that each resident can have each day:
· Each resident may have up to five visitors, if the visitor has returned a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result before entering.
· If COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are not available at the facility, residents can have up to two visitors.

Excluded visitors
Do not visit aged care facilities if you have:
· returned from overseas in the last 14 days
· been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
· have a fever or symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath
This includes people who:
•      have symptoms of COVID-19
•      have had a COVID-19 PCR test and are waiting for the result
•      are required to isolate or quarantine
•      have had contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the past:

  •  7 days if the visitor is fully vaccinated, is not a close contact and has not returned a negative COVID-19 PCR test; or
  • or 14 days if the visitor is not fully vaccinated or is a close contact and not returned a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

Covid-19 Aged Care Grief and Trauma Support Services
Services are available to provide grief and trauma support for those living, working and caring in the aged care sector, who have been impacted by COVID-19.
These FREE services are available for residents in aged care, home care recipients, families and representatives of senior Australians, aged care staff and aged care organisations.

For further information on these services can be found on The Department of Health website via the following link COVID-19 aged care grief and trauma support services | Australian Government Department of Health.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. We thank you for your ongoing support.