We provide exceptional aged care in an intimate community that feels like home.
We have arrived at the end of our first four days of lockdown and it is encouraging that everyone is staying healthy and we have not had any further signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Yesterday we were able to complete the first round of testing of all residents and 106 staff members for COVID-19. The process will be to retest everyone again in a few days to confirm the results of the first round.
We would like to keep you informed every step of the way whilst our home is in lockdown following our announcement of a staff member testing positive to COVID-19 yesterday. We have the Governments’ First Response Squad at the home working with our team and we have commenced testing our staff and residents. We will have to wait for test results to come back over the coming few days, so we ask for your patience in advance.
We are writing to inform you that today a staff member at Embracia Reservoir has tested positive to COVID-19 and effective immediately we have been instructed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to lockdown Embracia Reservoir. This means that no visitors are allowed into the home for a period of two weeks. We encourage you to utilise alternative forms of communication during this lockdown time so you may remain in contact with your loved ones.
The state of emergency has been extended a third time, now until 31st May 2020. This has also extended the restrictions on visitors to residential aged care homes. The government have suggested that there may be cautious easing of restrictions after this date and we will advise if there are any changes.