25 June 2020
Dear Aberlea community,
I write to thank you all for your assistance over the past few months in managing restricted visitation to Aberlea. Whilst there has been a general easing of Covid-19 restrictions in our community, we continue to remain vigilant and are applying the restricted visitation guidelines set by the State Government. Please be assured that the safety of everyone at Aberlea is our paramount concern.
To that end I ask you all to consider the purpose of any visit and if at this point of time it could be facilitated by another means? We will continue to try and limit the number of people accessing the site moving forward. I also ask you to consider where you have personally travelled in the days prior to your visit and seriously consider if you may have been exposed to Covid-19 for example in certain Melbourne municipalities.
Each resident may receive one visit per day. This visit can be by a group of no more than two people. Please keep your visit as brief as is practicable. We recommend no more than 30 minutes. Visits continue to be facilitated through prior appointment only. To arrange for a visit and to discuss you individualized visitation plan please contact Deb McAuliffe on 0475055394.
We will continue to screen permitted visitors to Aberlea. Visitors who have symptoms of respiratory illness or have any signs of cold or flu such as a fever, cough, muscle ache or sore throat will not be permitted to enter. We thank you for your cooperation and patience in participating in this important process.
Visitors need to observe social distancing by staying 1.5 metres apart from others during visits. Visits are to take place in private rooms our outside, not communal areas. Once again, we ask that visiting times are kept to a minimum.
Proof of having received the flu vax must also be provided before entry. The Federal Government have advised that people who have not been vaccinated for influenza are not permitted to enter aged care facilities.
We once thank you for your continued support during these difficult times. If you have any queries on any matter related to the above, please contact Deb McAuliffe, Phil Irvine or me directly
Finally, in positive news renovations to our rear entrance will begin in July. We will ensure that these works cause minimal disruption to residents, although we do expect some increased noise. If you have any concerns in relation to this project, please contact us directly.
Chief Executive Officer