Resthaven is closely monitoring developments in relation to the coronavirus COVID-19. Thankfully, none of our community is currently impacted.
Resthaven’s COVID-19 Response Group is working through strategies and plans in line with the advice from the Commonwealth Department of Health, and monitoring the Smart Traveller advice.
Please rest assured that we are continuing to monitor the situation closely, and are planning for any further escalation, should it be required. We will keep our community updated as the situation evolves.
Consult the following link for more information:
In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19, a major emergency has been declared in South Australia. (https://www.sa.gov.au/covid-19/emergency-declaration)
The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 came into effect on 28 March 2020. It is an offence to breach this direction.
Please note Section 3.4 states:
‘A resident of a residential aged care facility who leaves the premises of the residential aged care facility for any reason not related to medical or dental treatment of the resident after this direction commences operation is prohibited from re-entering those premises.’
Please observe the precautionary measures in line with the government recommendations.
All visitors must wash their hands or use the hand sanitiser found in various places across the site.
These same principles apply when visiting vulnerable older people who live in the community.
Events and Activities
Resthaven has reviewed events and activities with the objective of enabling social distancing (1.5 metres).
Sadly we have postponed planned events and limited on site and external gatherings until further notice in all our residential and community services locations. This includes a number of 85th anniversary celebrations.
We will advise residents and clients about the latest government directives. This includes restrictions on visiting and activities to residential sites, and how different types of home care services that we provide in people’s homes and service locations may be impacted.
We reinforce that people who meet the entry restrictions, or indeed people who are unwell, should not attend.
- For the latest public advice, visit https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
- National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080
- SA Health
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