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Communications for Morven Gardens

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 - 2:30pm on Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Newest Information
  • All PCR tests done on Sunday, 26th June have returned negative.
  • There continues to be 3 residents in Ellendale.
  • All residents in Ellendale are now permitted to have 1 fully vaccinated visitor over the age of 12, per day.


Visitation Information

  • The home has been declared an outbreak site after residents of Ellendale House tested positive for COVID-19.
  • There are a total of 3 positive resident cases in the home.
  • All residents in Ellendale are now permitted to have 1 fully vaccinated visitor over the age of 12, per day.
  • All other areas of the home remain open to visitors as per the guidelines below.
  • All residents are now permitted to have 2 fully vaccinated visitors over 12 years of age plus 2 visitors under 12 years of age each day.
  • Approved end of life care and exceptional visiting will continue as usual for all areas of the home.
  • All staff and visitors are required to wear PPE when entering the home.
  • Please book all visits, gatherings and excursions online using the Acuity Link here.

For visitors UNDER 12 years of age:

  • Children between 3-12 years of age must wear a facemask while visiting in the home.
  • Children under 3 years of age are exempt from wearing a mask as it is considered a choking hazard.
  • BaptistCare does not have appropriately sized masks for young children. Please provide an appropriately sized facemask for your child to wear while they are onsite.
  • Please provide evidence of a negative RAT result for each visitor under 12 years of age completed at home, immediately prior to the visit.

For visitors OVER 12 years of age:

  • Visitors aged 12 years and over must have received a second dose of a COVID vaccination at least 14 days prior to their visit.
  • Visitors are strongly encouraged to get a booster vaccine if they are eligible for one and to have a negative Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) prior to each visit.
  • BaptistCare will continue to provide face masks for all visitors over the age of 12 years.

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 Testing Information

  • The home has been declared an outbreak site after residents of Ellendale House tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Another resident of Ellendale has tested positive for COVID-19 with a PCR.
  • There are a total of 3 positive resident cases in the home.
  • All PCR tests done on Sunday, 26th June have returned negative.

Thank You

Thank you for your support of our team throughout the situation at Morven Gardens. The health, safety and wellbeing of your loved one is our absolute priority.