We are pleased to let you know that we have received further advice from the Public Health Unit around the COVID-19 case associated with Liverpool Hospital and the risk to Whiddon Easton Park.

As you may know, residents who received treatment at Liverpool Hospital recently were placed in isolation as a precaution following advice from the Public Health Unit. We are pleased to advise that the majority of these residents are no longer considered at risk from their hospital visit. They are able to come out of isolation today, which is great news.

Two residents identified as having direct contact with the COVID-19 positive case do remain in isolation as a precautionary measure only, however both of these residents have returned negative COVID-19 test results today. This is also great news.

We understand that this has been a distressing time and we thank you for your understanding. To ensure our residents, employees and visitors stay safe, we needed to act on the advice we were given and implement the additional precautions that were required. The health and safety of residents, employees and visitors is always our highest priority.

Over the weekend, visits will remain on compassionate grounds only. However, we will review this on Monday and hope to be able to offer risk-free visits again soon. Our teams will continue to facilitate video and phone calls to help keep residents connected as we know how important this is.

We will provide a further update to you on Monday, however please do contact us on 1300 738 388 if you have any questions.