COVID 19 – Relative Update 7th January 2021

07 Jan 2021 | Gary Hung

 

Dear Relatives

We have received updated advice from NSW Health which is also available at the following link for you to view https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/racf-latest-advice.aspx

The key points from the advice are:

Until further notice all residential aged care facilities must:

 

What does this mean for visiting at BCAC sites?

If you live in the following locations you cannot visit:

Cumberland City Council which includes the following suburbs:

Auburn                                                                        

Berala

Chester Hill (not whole suburb is affected – Please contact Facility Manager)

Fairfield

Girraween

Granville

Greystanes

Guildford

Guildford West

Holroyd

Homebush West

Lidcombe

Mays Hill

Merrylands

Merrylands West

Pemulwuy

Pendle Hill

Prospect

Regents Park

Rookwood

Smithfield

South Granville

South Wentworthville

Toongabbie

Wentworthville

Westmead

Woodpark

Yennora

 

Canterbury Ward of Canterbury Bankstown which includes:

Croydon Park

Belfield

Campsie

Clemton Park

Ashbury

Canterbury

Hurlstone Park

Earlwood

 

Wollongong Local Government area which includes the following suburbs:

Helensburg

Otford

Stanwell park

Çoalcliff

Scarborough

Womberra

Coledale

Austinmer

Thirroul

Bulli

Bellambi

Toworadgi

Fairy meadow

North wollongong

Corrimal

Balgownie

Mt kembla

Figtree

Unanderra

Berkeley

Pt kembla

Prombee

Windang

Lake illawarra

Dapto

Wongawilli

Yallah

 

Northern area of the Northern Beaches – this region is currently subject to stay at home orders so would not be able to leave the local area.

 

Visiting days/times

Two visitors can visit one resident once per day on the following days/times.

  • Saturday 9 January  9am – 3pm
  • Monday 11 January 9am – 3pm
  • Wednesday 13 January 9am – 3pm

This means if a resident has one visitor in the morning they can have a second visitor later in the day.

You can enter the village during the hours 9am-3pm on the days listed above.  We request that all visitors please leave the facility prior to 4pm to allow adequate time for the required additional COVID cleaning to take place.

We will need to prescreen visitors prior to entering our sites for their home suburb location so all visits will need to be pre booked through reception during office hours.  This will also assist us manage the numbers of people on site at any one time.   

As the restrictions ease in NSW we will review the visiting hours and days, and unless the advice changes from NSW Health in the next 7 days, we will issue further advice on visiting hours/days next WEDNESDAY 13 January via email.

If you provide an essential caring function for your loved one please contact the village manager.

We still view all external outings as high risk and will be requiring any residents who leave the facility for social leave to isolate for 14 days.

All essential external medical appointments will be reviewed on a case by case basis.