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Communications for Gracewood

BaptistCare homes are responding to the developing situation on a daily basis and we are continuing to implement preventative actions to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our homes.

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Latest Update - 2:25pm Wednesday, 7 December 2022


Newest Information

  • We are pleased a further 6 residents have been cleared of COVID-19.
  • Penrose/Jenolan: There are 12 positive residents in these wings.
  • Penrose/Jenolan: All consenting residents are being given a PCR test today, Wednesday, 7 December.
  • 21 residents have been cleared of COVID-19.

Visitation Information During a COVID Exposure or Outbreak

  • The Penrose and Jenolan wings are outbreak sites.
  • Penrose/Jenolan: Visitation to residents in these wings is limited to essential care and end-of-life visits.
  • There are no changes to visiting arrangements to other areas of the home, as detailed in General Visitation Information below.

General Visitation Information

From Wednesday, 19 October 2022:

  • There is no restriction on the number of visitors for residents.
  • All visitors over 12 years of age are required to wear a face mask that BaptistCare will provide.
  • Face masks may be removed to communicate with a resident who is hard of hearing, provided social distancing is observed.
  • 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.
  • All visits need to be booked through the Acuity link here.

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.

COVID-19 Information

  • The Penrose and Jenolan wings are outbreak sites.
  • We are pleased a further 6 residents have been cleared of COVID-19.
  • Penrose/Jenolan: There are 12 positive residents in these wings.
  • Penrose/Jenolan: All consenting residents are being given a PCR test today, Wednesday, 7 December.
  • 21 residents have been cleared of COVID-19.

Thank You

We wish to thank you for your support of our team at BaptistCare Gracewood.

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.