Important Notice for all staff and visitors
Our BaptistCare locations in both NSW and the ACT are excluding staff and visitors who have:
- been in the State of Victoria in the last 14 days
- been to any of the COVID-19 case locations in New South Wales listed on the NSW Government website: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates
- For BaptistCare Staff only: If you have had close contact (face-to-face contact for more than 15 minutes or shared a space for than 2 hours) with someone who has been to any of the above locations, you are also required to not attend work for the 14 day period. This period begins from your first interaction with this close contact after they visited a COVID-19 case location.
Important Notice: To all aged care home staff and visitors
We strongly request that family and visitors limit visits to our homes wherever possible, and we encourage you to use alternate options including phone or video calls, or the Safe Visitor Spaces.
If you do need to visit, effective from Saturday 25 July all visitors are required to wear a surgical mask when visiting a BaptistCare aged care home.
Effective Thursday 16 July, NSW Health have advised the following measures must also be implemented:
- Any visitors to any residential aged care facility who have been to suburbs in the following local government areas in the previous two weeks should be excluded from the facility: Hornsby Shire, Hills District, Eastern part of City of Sydney (Sydney, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo, Potts Point, Rushcutters Bay, Elizabeth Bay, Centennial Park), Bankstown, Waverley, Woollahra, Parramatta, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden, Fairfield, Brisbane City LGA (QLD), Ipswitch City LGA (QLD), Logan City LGA (QLD), Redland City LGA (QLD), Gold Coast City LGA (QLD), Scenic Rim Regional LGA (QLD), Newcastle LGA, Merrylands, Guildford.
- All aged care staff must wear a surgical mask while at work, effective Thursday 6 August.
- Anyone with fever or respiratory symptoms, even mild, should be excluded from the facility. They should be advised to isolate at home and seek COVID-19 testing.
Further advice will be provided should this be a required measure post the end of July.