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Embracia Reservoir – Still only a single COVID positive case

December 29, 2021

Dear Residents and Families

RE: Embracia Reservoir – Still only a single COVID positive case

We are writing to update you and as we expected, our pathology results have been affected by the major publicised delays.  We are pleased to inform you that we have a full round of resident results back and it is still only the one resident that we reported on Christmas Day as our positive case, and they have been isolating.  We have almost all staff tests back from our first round and all so far are negative, but there are still a few pending, none however, work in the Love household, so that is promising.

We have conducted another full round of PCR tests yesterday and we are awaiting these results. We met with the Commonwealth and State authorities yesterday, and we’ve been told the following:

  • Our positive resident who is double vaccinated must isolate for 10 days from their positive PCR result.
  • All households besides Love household will be out of lockdown if we receive all negative results from yesterday. Staff will no longer be required to wear tier 3 PPE in these households.  Residents will be able to resume their normal lives, with visitation in line with the current guidelines.
  • Unvaccinated residents who have been deemed close contacts of the positive resident or their visiting positive family members will be required to complete a full 14 days of quarantine from their date of exposure.
  • The fully vaccinated residents in the Love household will be tested tomorrow (30th December) as their day 6 test and if all are negative from that round, they too will be able to come out of isolation.

We hope with overnight changes to travel requirements for some states, that pathology results will start to come back faster for homes like us who need rapid turnaround times.

We thank you all for your patience during this challenging time.  We wish to thank all our wonderful staff and management team who have worked extra hard in a difficult situation.  We are truly thankful to have such a vigilant and committed team.

We will endeavour to keep you informed with results, as they become available.  Please, if you have any symptoms or have been near anyone who has recently tested positive, please stay away from our home until you are clear. If you have questions regarding essential care visits, they are to be directed to Catrina as the Manager of the home.  Please email her at catrinab@embraciavic.com.au with any questions.

Kind regards

Sarah MacKenzie
Managing Director

Damien Lippiatt
COO

Camille Gordon
General Manager

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