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Communications for Griffith

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 - 2:45pm Wednesday, 7 December 2022


Newest Information

  • There has been an additional exposure in the First Floor East wing.
  • First Floor East: All affected consenting residents have been given a RAT. All returned a negative result.
  • First Floor East: All affected consenting residents have also been given a PCR test. We are awaiting results.
  • First Floor East: All visitors are required to wear an N95 face mask.

Visitation Information During a COVID Exposure or Outbreak

  • The home is an exposure site.
  • First Floor East: All visitors are required to wear an N95 face mask.
  • There are no changes to visiting arrangements to other areas of the home, as detailed in General Visitation Information below.

General Visitation Information

From Friday, 14 October 2022:

  • All visitors over 12 years of age are required to wear a face mask that BaptistCare will provide.
  • Visitors may be required to take a rapid antigen test (RAT) before entering the home.
  • Social distancing is encouraged, particularly in communal areas.
  • Visitors are strongly encouraged to have a booster vaccine if/when they are eligible.
  • Visiting hours on weekdays are 10:00am to 3:30pm.
  • Visiting hours on weekends are 10:00am to 2:30pm.
  • To request a visit outside of these times, please call the home directly.
  • The home or parts of the home may temporarily need to close to visitors during a COVID-19 exposure or outbreak.

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 are a household contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • You are living with a COVID-19 positive person and are waiting on a COVID-19 test result.

Resident Excursions

  • For residents who can be taken out of the home for excursions, 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 home is an exposure site.
  • There has been an additional exposure in the First Floor East wing.
  • First Floor East: All affected consenting residents have been given a RAT. All returned a negative result.
  • First Floor East: All affected consenting residents have also been given a PCR test. We are awaiting results.

Thank you

We wish to thank you for your support of our team as we manage the ongoing situation at BaptistCare Griffith.

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.