Date: 15 March 2021

Please find links to COVID-19 hotspot locations below. 

For New South Wales hotspots click here.

For Queensland hotspots click here.

Please note that we will continue to update this page. Please check back in regularly and ensure that you review the latest advice from government authorities.

NEW Update – Saturday 27 March 2021

NSW care homes – Please note that visitors who have been in Brisbane City or the Moreton Bay Council area or to any Queensland contact tracing locations since 20 March are not permitted to visit any of our care homes for now.

QLD care home – Please note that visitors who have been in Brisbane City or the Moreton Bay Council area may be required to wear a mask when visiting. Visitors who have been to any Queensland contact tracing locations are not permitted to visit our home for now.

When visiting our care homes

Please ensure when visiting, that you have not been to any locations identified as COVID-19 hotspots and venues (see the links above to any locations of concern) and that you follow our guidelines when visiting:

• Please do not visit if you have travelled from overseas in the past 14 days, or to any listed COVID-19 hotspots
• Please do not visit if you have been in contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19
• Practice hand hygiene when you enter or leave the care home
• Please do not visit if you are unwell or have been in contact with someone unwell
• Adhere to physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m from all residents (including loved ones) and employees
• Where there is a large group of visitors and social distancing cannot be maintained in the resident’s room, we ask that you catch up with your loved one in a common area

Update 15 March 2021

Please note that anyone who has been to Greater Brisbane (includes Brisbane City, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay and Redland) since 11 March 2021 will not be able to visit our care homes for now.

Update 22 February 2021

Please note that the Older Persons Advocacy Network are offering a free webinar on Tuesday 23 February to learn more about the process of giving informed consent for a COVID-19 vaccination and facilitating supported decision-making. View HERE for more information.

Update 17 February 2021

Please note the additional NSW Health directive that those who have arrived from New Zealand since 15 February will be excluded from visiting our care homes for now.

Update 15 February 2021

Please find an update for Whiddon Easton Park families here.
Please find an update for Whiddon Hornsby families here.
Please find an update for all other Whiddon families here.

Please also note that visitors who have returned from Victoria since 13 February will not be permitted to visit our care homes for now.

Update 12 February 2021

Please note that Melbourne Airport Holiday Inn from 27 January 2021 to 9 February 2021 has been added as a location to the Interstate areas of concern. Please check the list of COVID-19 areas of concern before visiting our care homes. For New South Wales click here. For Queensland click here.

Update 9 February 2021

Please note the updated new locations in NSW on the close and casual contact lists since 2 February 2021. Those who have been to these areas are not permitted to visit any of our care homes for now.

Update 4 February 2021

Please note the updated current areas of concern below. Those who have been to the following areas are not permitted to visit any of our care homes for now. All staff and visitors must continue to wear a surgical mask inside our care homes in New South Wales. Areas of concern:

Update 2 February 2021

Please note the updated current areas of concern below. Those who have been to the following areas are not permitted to visit any of our care homes for now. All staff and visitors must continue to wear a surgical mask inside our care homes in New South Wales. Areas of concern:

Update 27 January 2021

Update for Whiddon families in NSW on areas of increased testing

Please note the current areas of increased testing in NSW. Those who have been to the following areas are not permitted to visit our care homes for now.

  • Cumberland City Council local government area, 
  • Suburbs in the Canterbury Local Government Area – Ashbury, Belfield, Campsie, Canterbury, Clemton Park, Croydon Park, Earlwood and Hurlstone Park
  • The suburb of Rooty Hill
  • Suburbs in the Mount Druitt area – Bidwell, Blackett, Doonside, Dharruk, Emerton, Hebersham, Lethbridge Park, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Shalvey, Tregear, Whalan and Wilmot.

In addition, any person who has been to any contact tracing locations of interest in New Zealand since 14 January 2021 is not permitted to visit.

Important information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Whiddon, we are committed to ensuring our residents, volunteers, families, team members and visitors live, work and visit an environment that is safe and places their interest first.

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans and scientists are still learning about how it is spread, its severity and other characteristics of the virus.

As a family member or visitor, it is important that you check the latest advice being issued by government authorities before you plan to visit an aged care home. These can be found at the following web sites:

www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus-faqs.aspx

We ask that you help us to keep our residents, families, employees and visitors safe by taking steps such as regularly washing your hands, avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms and not visiting any aged care home if you are unwell.