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We would like to provide you with an update on our management plan for Bishop Davies Court.

The facility was placed into a partial lockdown earlier this week, following confirmation that a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19 via a rapid antigen test.

We met with the Tasmania’s Aged Care Emergency Operations Centre again today to discuss the matter and can provide the following update:

  • Pleasingly, no residents are symptomatic, nor has anyone tested positive to COVID-19.
  • Rapid Antigen Testing for residents took place again today.
  • All staff continue to wear PPE and additional cleaning of the facility occurs regularly.

Visitors are welcome, however are still restricted to:

  • one visitor, per resident, per day, between the hours of 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm;
  • 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 by the operator of the facility to assist in reducing distress or confusion in the resident.

All visitors will be provided with, and must wear, a P2 mask at all times during their visit and have a rapid antigen test upon arrival.

We will meet with the Tasmania’s Aged Care Emergency Operations Centre again next week, where we are hopeful that the facility may be reassessed as low risk. We will of course keep you informed about your loved one’s health.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the team.

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