Update 29th August 2020
Dear Residents, Family and Friends,
Last night NSW Health updated their guidelines for visitors to residential aged care facilities.
“As a precaution NSW Health is extending existing visitor restrictions by strongly advising people who live or work in the Greater Sydney metropolitan area and Central Coast to refrain from visiting aged care facilities until 12 September.
The current Sydney CBD outbreak involves people who have travelled from multiple areas in the Sydney metropolitan and Central Coast areas.
There is currently no evidence of any cases in aged care residents or staff in aged care facilities in NSW. These are precautionary steps to prevent the entry of COVID-19 into this vulnerable setting.”
The Columbia Executive has made the decision close our Sydney Facilities to visitors until September 12.
Oberon Village remains open to visitors.
We recognise the importance of family and our teams will do everything that they can to connect Residents with their loved ones during this time.
Prevention as always is our best defence and we rely on everyone, Staff, Family and Friends to be diligent.
We continue to support compassionate visits for family of residents who are palliative. These visits will operate with the approval of the Facility Services Manager and are on a case by case basis.
As always if you have any questions please reach out to your Facility Services Manager.