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COVID-19 important information

March 4, 2020

Dear Families and Friends

We would like to update you on the evolving situation regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
The Australian Government has issued this health alert as a precaution, based on the latest and best medical advice.

People at Risk and when to Isolate

Currently within Australia the people most at risk of getting COVID-19 are person/s who have recently been in mainland China or Iran OR person/s whom have been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed case of COVID-19.
The following information was current on the 3 March 2020.

Persons needing to ISOLATE:

  • If you have left, or transited through mainland China in the last 14 days, you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the date of leaving mainland China.
  • If you have left, or transited through Iran on or after 1 March you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the date of leaving Iran.
  • If you have been in close contact with a proven case of coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the date of last contact with the confirmed case.

The Australian Government on the 29 February 2020 listed the following countries to be at higher risk of COVID-19:

  • Mainland China
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • South Korea

All persons should follow the following recommendations:

  • If you are returning from the above countries, you need to monitor your health for the next 14 days.
  • If you are returning from mainland China or Iran you should self-isolate for 14 days.
  • If you are returning from Italy or South Korea, and you work as a healthcare worker or as a residential aged care worker, you should not attend your regular work for 14 days.

The Australian Government recommends the above precautions should be read in conjunction with the following Information sheets which are available at reception too:

We are sharing this information with you so we all keep informed and can act responsibly to help prevent the spread of this virus.

If any of these aspects relate to you, we ask that you do not visit the home until after your isolation period.

If you require any further information please review the Health.gov.au websites or contact Reception.

Kind regards

Sarah MacKenzie
Managing Director

Damien Lippiatt
General Manager

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