• COVID-19 Information for our Communities

    COVID-19 Information for our Communities

    Response to the current COVID-19 cluster

    South Australia remains very vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19, and SA Health investigations into contacts and positive COVID-19 cases continues.

    On 14 November, the Governor of South Australia approved a further 28-day extension of the existing Declaration of a Major Emergency under the Emergency Management Act 2004 within South Australia in respect to the outbreak of COVID-19.

    We will continue to advise residents and clients about the latest government directives. This includes restrictions on visiting and activities at residential sites, and how home care services that we provide in people’s homes and service locations may be impacted.

    The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 16) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 came into effect on 3 December 2020 and revokes the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 15) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. View it here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/aged-care

    The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 14) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 came into effect at 1 December 2020 and revokes the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 13) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. View it here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/public-activities. This applies to Retirement Living and Community Services.

    Click here to see the latest update about visiting arrangements

    The SA Health contact tracing page lists the locations of concern relating to the current Parafield cluster.

    Please note: No person who has attended any of these locations on dates and times listed may enter or remain on the premises of a residential aged care facility, unless they have been tested for COVID-19 and received a negative test result.

    Resthaven Community Services continue to support people living in the wider community and home services are not impacted. All group programs and centre-based therapy services have recommenced. However, bus trips are postponed until further notice. We hope to reinstate them soon.

    Staff are continuing to check on the well-being of our clients and will implement relevant precautions prior to providing care and services.

    Our focus is on protecting the health and wellbeing of our residents and clients, along with employees and volunteers, and their families.

    We will continue to monitor and review our arrangements as further information becomes available.

    We again thank you for your continued support.

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    Darren Birbeck
    CEO Resthaven Incorporated