Dear Families and Friends of Embracia,
Re: NO VAX – NO VISITATION
We are writing to you in relation to COVID-19 vaccinations. The federal government mandated COVID vaccines in all aged care workers by 17th September and we are proud to report that we have 100% vaccination of all our staff. This includes nurses, carers, cleaners, kitchen, and laundry staff. We even have our maintenance and gardening teams vaccinated as our commitment to the ‘no jab, no job’ mandate. We are grateful to our teams, but now it’s your turn…
Embracia Victoria has two homes, both in hotspots of Melbourne, being Reservoir in the north and Avondale Heights in the north-west. Embracia Reservoir and Embracia Moonee Valley are doing all they can to keep our most vulnerable safe, our residents, your loved ones. We are also passionately committed to providing our staff and their families with the safest workplace possible too. Therefore, Embracia Victoria is making it mandatory from tomorrow, Tuesday 14th September to be vaccinated to enter our homes.
The Chief Health Officer’s Care Directives regarding restrictions to visitation to aged care remain in place. For those who are visiting, you will be required to show that you have had at least one COVID-19 jab. If you are in the very rare minority and have an exemption, you will be required to provide evidence to our management team. Please provide evidence of your vaccination certificate by email or on your phone to our administration or management team when you enter. Your vaccination certificate, the two QR check in scans and temperature testing are now part of the screening which is all to keep our residents, staff, and visitors as safe as possible.
Those who are not vaccinated, can still see their loved one via pre-arranged zoom calls, window visits, or outside our premises. Our internal courtyards are for our residents’ use, so they will not be a location for outside visits.
In summary, from Tuesday 14th September, NO VAX, NO VISITATION at Embracia Victoria homes.
Thank you again for working with us to keep us all safe and for your ongoing support.
Take care and stay safe.
We provide exceptional aged care in an intimate community that feels like home.