Gastroenteritis & COVID-19 Update | SwanCare Waminda

Gastroenteritis & COVID-19 Update | SwanCare Waminda
Covid-19 updates

We are pleased to advise that the Gastroenteritis outbreak at SwanCare Waminda has now been resolved, however active COVID-19 cases remain.

12th December 2023

Gastroenteritis & COVID-19 Update at SwanCare Waminda

We are pleased to advise that the Gastroenteritis outbreak at SwanCare Waminda has now been resolved.

We do however still have two residents affected by COVID-19, one on Level 2 and another on Level 4. In addition, one resident on Level 1 has also been confirmed positive for Influenza A. All affected residents’ families have been notified and the affected residents are being well taken care of in their rooms. 

Two staff members are currently affected by COVID-19 and are recovering at home. One further staff member has made a full recovery from COVID-19 and has since returned to work. 

Visitor restrictions remain in place for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 4 with exemptions made for end of life and partners in care. 

All visitors are required to respect the increased infection control measures in place including completing a RAT prior to entry and wearing an N95 mask. To reduce the risk of further spread, it is imperative to follow the correct process of donning and fit checking your mask and to ensure it is being worn at all times.

Visitors are also reminded of the health and safety measures as detailed below:

  • Complete health screening and sign in using visitor kiosk upon arrival.

  • Complete RAT prior to entry.

  • Wear an N95 mask indoors and outdoors within residential aged care centre grounds. You can view how to don and fit check your N95 respirator here: 

  • Current influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations prior to entry is encouraged.

  • Respect all infection prevention and control (IPC) measures in place.

  • Refrain from visiting if unwell or if you are a close contact of a COVID-19 case.

  • If COVID-19 positive, refrain from visiting for at least 7 days and until symptom free.

  • Visitors are limited to two people at a time, from 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 5pm daily.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation while we manage this current outbreak. We will continue to be provide updates where appropriate. 

All up to date information can be found at COVID-19 Updates | SwanCare.

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