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Caring for our clients through COVID-19.

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Keeping You Safe

It’s important our residents feel safe and cared for in their homes, and life continues as normal for them. We know how important it is for the mental wellbeing of our residents and their family members to remain in contact, and we encourage you to connect with your loved one as often as possible.

Here’s how we’re caring for our residents by keeping them safe from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

BaptistCare is committed to keeping our residents, customers and staff safe by following the advice and information issued by NSW and ACT Health.

We will continue to update this webpage with any recent changes to Visitor Guidelines.

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

Updates for Families

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. Our communications to families can be found here.

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Connection through Technology

By contacting staff in your loved one's home, you can book a time to connect with your loved one online. There are a range of online technologies you can use including Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime. You can choose the technology with which you feel most comfortable.

We know using technology to contact your loved one may be unfamiliar to you and our residents. Our staff will work with you to make the experience of connecting online seamless and meaningful.

Screening Staff & Visitors

All visitors and staff are screened on arrival at our homes. They answer questions about their health and if they have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms recently. A staff member takes their temperature, and if any person has a temperature higher than 37.5°C, or confirms they feel unwell, they are asked to leave the home and return when they feel well again.

We are also completing rapid antigen tests on all staff before they start their shift, in addition to the entry screening and automated body temperature readings.

Contact your local Residential Manager for more information on screening procedures at your home.

Cleaning & Hygiene

We adhere to the strictest cleaning and hygiene and infection control practices as outlined by public health authorities. Our staff use Personal Protective Equipment in appropriate circumstances. Hand sanitiser is available to residents, staff and visitors throughout each home.

Staff across our homes have completed mandatory COVID-19 training.

When necessary, we will initiate a deep clean of any home to ensure there is no infection.

Contact your local Residential Manager for more information on cleaning practices in your home.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The questions below will assist families to understand the preventative closures to visitors we have implemented across our aged care centres.