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Communications for Shalom Centre

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 - 2:50pm on Monday, 27 June 2022

Newest Information:
  • BaptistCare is pleased to announce the home's outbreak status has been lifted.
  • All residents who tested positive have now recovered from COVID-19.
  • Visitation has re-opened to Curzon/Blaxland and Addington/Denistone wings as per the guidelines below.

Visitation Information

  • BaptistCare is pleased to announce the home's outbreak status has been lifted.
  • All residents who tested positive have now recovered from COVID-19.
  • Visitation has re-opened to Curzon/Blaxland and Addington/Denistone wings as per the guidelines below.
  • All visitors must book visits and excursions using the Acuity booking link here.
  • Residents are permitted to have two fully vaccinated visitors aged 12 years and over per day.
  • Up to 2 children under 12 years of age are permitted to visit provided they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated person.
  • Visitors may be asked to wear PPE and take a RAT before entering the home.

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.


Thank you

We wish to thank you for your support of our team throughout the situation at Shalom. The health, safety and wellbeing of your loved one is our absolute priority.

Latest Update - 2:15pm on Friday, 1 April 2022

Newest Information:
  • There is no new information since the update on Wednesday, 30 March.


Visitation Information

  • BaptistCare Shalom is now considered an exposure site after 2 staff members tested positive with a RAT.
  • All consenting residents of Macquarie/Fairview have tested negative with RATs.
  • Visits, excursions and family gatherings for residents of Macquarie/Fairview will be suspended until Saturday, 2 April, unless advised otherwise. Only essential and end-of-life visits will be permitted at this time.
  • Visitors may be asked to wear full PPE when visiting Macquarie/Fairview wing.
  • All other areas of the home remain unaffected and open to visitors.
  • All visitors must book visits and excursions using the Acuity booking link here.
  • Residents are permitted to have two fully vaccinated visitors aged 12 years and over, plus two children aged under 12 years, per day.
  • 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.
  • Up to 2 children under 12 years are permitted to visit provided they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated person.
  • Babies and toddlers under 3 years of age should not wear a mask as it is a choking hazard.
  • Visitors 3-12 years of age are required to wear a suitably fitted N95 or Surgical Mask once inside the Home and for the entirety of the visit. It is not feasible for BaptistCare to provide such masks to meet individual visitor size and shape and therefore request that the over 12 years of age, fully vaccinated visitor, accompanying the under 12 years of age visitor/s ensures the provision of such face mask. BaptistCare will continue to provide face masks for all visitors over the age of 12 years.
  • Please also provide evidence of a negative RAT result for each under 12 years of age visitor completed at home, immediately prior to the visit.
  • Visitors may be asked to wear full PPE and take a rapid antigen test before entering the home.
  • 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 Testing Information

  • All consenting residents of Macquarie/Fairview have tested negative to COVID-19 with RATs.
  • All staff have been asked to wear full PPE during their shifts.
  • We are completing rapid antigen tests on all staff before they start their shift, in addition to the entry screening and automated body temperature readings.
  • There continues to be significant and rapid COVID-19 transmission in the community, and our staff are exposed to this as they reside in the local area.

Thank you

We wish to thank you for your support of our team throughout the situation at Shalom. The health, safety and wellbeing of your loved one is our absolute priority.


Communication to Families and Visitors of Shalom Centre

Change to Communications to Exposure and Outbreak Homes - Thursday, 23 December 2021

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