We do need to advise that two residents have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last seven days, which meets the Department of Health’s definition of a COVID-19 outbreak.
COVID-19 Outbreak Declared at SwanCare Waminda
As you may be aware, based on the latest health advise, the Western Australian Government has moved to baseline public health and safety measures to help us safely manage COVID-19. These changes provide SwanCare some flexibility in managing outbreaks as we transition to living with COVID-19 while still ensuring the health and safety of our residents.
With that said, we do need to advise that two residents have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last seven days, which meets the Department of Health’s definition of a COVID-19 outbreak. The affected residents are located on level 1 and level 3 and are being cared for in their rooms while they complete their isolation period. The clinical care team are in contact with the affected residents family members. Visitations are restricted for the affected residents only, unless approved by the manager.
Routine PCR testing will be carried out if clinically indicated. All other residents on levels 1 and 3 have returned negative on RAT tests.
Visitations can continue to all other SwanCare Waminda residents with increased infection control measures in place. Visiting hours are 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm Monday to Sunday.
As a reminder, all visitors are required to provide a negative RAT test and health screen upon arrival; in addition to following the WA Government’s current baseline public health and social measures including:
• Two visitors permitted per resident per day
• Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors
• Evidence of current COVID-19 and current 2022 flu vaccinations
• Anyone deemed a close contact must not enter a residential aged care centre for 7 days
• Do not attend our aged care centres if symptomatic or feeling unwell
Thank you for your support and understanding.
All up-to-date communications can be found at http://swancare.com.au/our-media/covid-19-updates.