• Resthaven Leabrook

    We have reviewed our current restrictions in line with the new SA Health advice and are pleased to advise we are able to ease some restrictions.

    Residents in areas not affected by the outbreak are now free to move about the site. For residents in unaffected areas, we are now able to recommence some visiting arrangements for visitors who meet all existing entry requirements. We provided the details of the affected areas to primary contacts by SMS yesterday. Prior to visiting, we suggest either confirming visiting arrangements with the primary contact or calling the site for clarification.

    Unfortunately, as the site is still considered an outbreak site, residents are unable to leave the site.

    We continue to liaise with SA Health and the Australian Department of Health and will update the website with the latest information as soon as possible.

    Visiting times

    Monday to Friday: 10am until 12 noon, and 2pm until 4pm.

    Weekends and public holidays: 1pm until 5pm.

    Whilst South Australia continues to have a high level of community transmission of COVID-19, visiting hours and times will be restricted to one visit by a maximum of two people, per resident, per day.

    Please ensure you sign in using the QR code and electronic visitor management system. If you have any symptoms of COVID, or are deemed a close contact of a positive case, you are not permitted to enter.

    SA Health have updated their guidelines for Residential Aged Care sites in managing COVID Outbreaks.

    Previously if there was a single positive case of COVID-19 in a staff member or visitor, the site was considered to be in a declared outbreak. This definition has now changed to a COVID-19 Exposure site. A COVID-19 Outbreak site is now defined as two or more positive staff members who were diagnosed at the same time, or, one positive resident.

    As a result we have reviewed our current restrictions in line with this new advice, but unfortunately at this stage, the site is still considered a prescribed outbreak site and remains under current restrictions. The primary contact for each resident will receive regular communication by SMS. Primary contacts are to notify other family members and friends.

    We continue to liaise with SA Health and the Australian Department of Health and will update the website with the latest information as soon as possible.

    We appreciate your understanding and support during this difficult time.

    On 3 January 2022, Resthaven was notified that an agency staff member who worked at Resthaven Leabrook on 27 December 2021 has returned a positive COVID-19 result.

    As the Resthaven COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan was already activated, the site is in a good position to manage this outbreak. The site remains closed to visitors as directed by SA Health. Thank you for your ongoing support.

    All residents will be tested and are required to remain in their rooms with additional support at this time. Residents are being monitored regularly, with additional personal protective equipment in use.

    The primary contact for each resident will receive regular communication by SMS. Primary resident contacts are to notify other family members and friends. Where a resident is identified as a close contact, we will advise primary contacts directly, and will notify them of test results as they are made available to us.

    We ask for your support by limiting your contact with the site, in particular today, whilst staff are managing this situation.

    All Resthaven Leabrook staff and volunteers, and 87% of residents, are fully vaccinated.

    We continue to liaise with SA Health and the Australian Department of Health and will update the website with information as soon as possible.

    Resthaven appreciates your understanding and support during this difficult time.

    More information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDpositive

    For the latest public advice, call the SA Health Coronavirus Information line 1800 253 787

    All Resthaven residential aged care sites are currently closed to general visiting.

    The primary contacts of residents at all sites are receiving regular communication via text message and we are regularly updating this page. If you plan to visit one of our sites, please check this link first for the latest visiting information. Thank you for your understanding.