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Communications for George Forbes House

BaptistCare homes continue to implement preventative actions to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our homes.

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BaptistCare George Forbes House is currently experiencing a COVID-19 exposure/outbreak.

  • Some areas of the home may have changed visiting arrangements.
  • Please contact the home directly for more information about visiting your loved one.

Visitation Information During a COVID Exposure or Outbreak

  • Visitors may be required to take a RAT prior to entry.
  • All visitors must wear an N95 face mask while visiting the home.
  • Please contact the home directly on (02) 6151 6900 for details of visiting arrangements.
  • All visits must be booked via the Acuity booking system.

For Areas of the Home That Are NOT in Exposure or Outbreak:

General Visitation Information

  • There is no restriction on the number of visitors for residents.
  • From 1 September 2023, visitors and staff will no longer need to wear a face mask in the home unless there is an outbreak of an infectious illness.
  • Where possible, visits should be held outdoors or in well-ventilated areas away from other residents.
  • Social distancing is encouraged, particularly in communal areas.
  • Visitors may be required to take a rapid antigen test (RAT) before entering the home.
  • Visitors are strongly encouraged to have a booster vaccine if/when they are eligible.
  • The home or parts of the home may temporarily need to close to visitors during a COVID-19 exposure or outbreak.
  • Visiting hours on weekdays are 10:00am to 3:30pm.
  • Visiting hours on weekends are 10:00am to 3:00pm.
  • All visits must be booked online using the Acuity booking link here.
  • If you need an exemption to visit outside visiting hours, please contact the home directly.

Please DO NOT visit the home if:

  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days, unless approved by the Residential Manager on compassionate grounds.
  • You are unwell or have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past seven days.
  • You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last seven days.

Resident Excursions

  • Residents can be taken out of the home for excursions, although we would ask that you consider the risks involved. We are strongly recommending residents stay in the home given the high case numbers in the community. Excursions from the home should only be to low-risk settings, preferably outdoors, and with good social distancing, hand hygiene and mask-wearing where possible.

Thank you

We wish to thank you for your support of our team throughout the ongoing situation at BaptistCare George Forbes House.

Please know we are doing all we can in partnership with health authorities and with support from our wider residential leadership team and our executive leadership team to respond to this situation. The health, safety and wellbeing of your loved one is our absolute priority.