Update to Whiddon families in NSW
Monday 11 January 2021
Following advice received last Friday 8 January from NSW Health, we wanted to clarify the number of visitors that are currently permitted to visit our care homes under these directives.
For Whiddon Easton Park and Whiddon Hornsby – a maximum of two visitors are permitted each day. These can be different visitors at different times, but is limited to two visitors per day for each resident. Please note that bookings are required and the visitation conditions and requirements outlined below must be adhered to.
For all regional NSW Whiddon care homes – there is no cap on the number of visitors per day. However, please note that bookings are required and the visitation conditions and requirements outlined below must be adhered to.
Important conditions and requirements when visiting our care homes:
- All visitors must wear a surgical mask (this applies to all residential aged care homes in NSW until further notice)
- Visitors who have been to the the following Queensland local government areas since 2 January 2021 are excluded from visiting any of our aged care homes – City of Brisbane, Logan City, City of Ipswich, Moreton Bay Region, Redland City, Lockyer Valley Region, Scenic Rim Region or Somerset Region
- Residents from The northern area of the Northern Beaches, The City of Wollongong, Cumberland City Council local government area, The Canterbury Ward of Canterbury Bankstown Council local government area are excluded from visiting any of our aged care homes until further notice
- Visitors living in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating, are a close contact of a person confirmed to have COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period, or have been to any of the latest COVID-19 locations in NSW at the times and dates listed, excluding the monitor for symptoms list, are excluded from visiting any of our care homes
- Visitors with a fever (37.5°C or higher) or symptoms of COVID-19 will be excluded from visiting.
- Do not meet in common areas and adhere to physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m from others at all times
- Please remember that our staff are here to help. Any aggressive or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated
We will provide another update once we receive further advice from NSW Health.