Eliza Purton Home Out of Lockdown
14 January 22
We are pleased to announce that the precautions that have been in place at Eliza Purton Home have now ended and visits to the facility are able to resume as of today.
This is as a result of rapid antigen tests that were completed by staff yesterday for all residents that have returned a negative result. On the basis of the negative tests, the Aged Care Emergency Operations Centre and public health have been able to make the decision to end the outbreak measures.
The reason this was achieved is as a result of the fantastic effort by the staff and residents in complying with the infection control measures to prevent further spread of COVID- 19. All of our residents remained asymptomatic and well and this is due to the high level of vaccination of our residents.
However, it is important for everyone to be aware that the spread of COVID-19 and community transmission is significant. We will be putting additional measures in place with our staff during this time and I will ask for your help with some precautions as well.
- We ask that during your visit within the facility you remain in the room of the resident or in our lovely outdoor areas.
- You will also still be required to comply with the public health directives which are to wear a mask while indoors and to use the check in processes as before.
- If you are unwell or have been in a high risk exposure, avoid visiting until your symptoms resolve and/ or you are sure you have not been a close contact.
These additional measures will help us avoid potential exposure situations and future lockdowns of the facility and importantly keep our residents safe.
We understand this has been a difficult two weeks for everyone and we would to thank you and all the residents for your cooperation, patience and understanding and I look forward to seeing you all return to the facility to visit your loved ones.