Last weekend, we informed our residents and their families that OneCare, as a precaution, had placed The Manor into lockdown effective immediately.
Today we have been working with Tasmania’s Aged Care Emergency Operations Centre (ACEOC) to review current risks. The Manor is now considered a high-risk exposure site due to a small number of close contacts.
As The Manor was already in a precautionary lockdown, only minor changes are being made. Additional measures now include:
- All staff are wearing full PPE – gown, gloves, mask and goggles.
- Residents are being encouraged to remain in their rooms if possible.
These actions are on top of other precautionary measures already in place to protect our residents against COVID-19 in line with Government requirements including: social distancing, hand hygiene and additional cleaning.
Visitors continue to be restricted to those:
- Providing end of life support for a resident at the facility; or
- Providing support to a resident who is suffering from dementia or similar condition and the person is required to assist in reducing distress or confusion in the resident.
However, you are able to deliver books, puzzles or other items (perhaps a favourite chocolate) for your family members and loved ones. Any deliveries must be placed in a clearly named bag in the box near the front door.
The team will ensure that any deliveries are given to residents during the day.
We want to assure our residents and their families that we take this matter extremely seriously and we are doing everything we possibly can to eliminate any further risk to our residents.
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at The Manor, but in the interest of transparency, we will maintain regular contact with our residents’ families to update them about their loved one’s health.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact The Manor team.