We received advice today, 20th December from NSW Health that all residential aged care facilities across NSW must exclude visitors until at least 11.59pm on Wednesday 23 December.

The precautionary measures that are currently in place at all Whiddon sites in NSW, which include directives from NSW Health, include:

  • Visitation is restricted to approved compassionate visits only. For visits on compassionate grounds, such as end of life visits, our team is required to seek approval from the local NSW Public Health Unit.
  • All staff working in our care homes and exempted visitors must wear surgical masks while in a residential aged care facility
  • Residents from residential aged care facilities in NSW should not leave the facility to attend family gatherings and group excursions unless the visit is essential (such as a medical appointment).

We will let you know if anything changes. Please note that there have been no cases of COVID-19 at any of Whiddon’s care homes.

You can also access our new Checked-in-Care app, available to download, to help you stay connected to your loved ones at Whiddon. Click here to get started and find out more.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding. We will provide another update on Wednesday, or sooner if required.