September 11, 2020
We have been advised the following by Dr Kerry Chant, Chief Health Officer NSW Health:
“Community transmission of COVID-19 continues in the eastern states, including areas of Melbourne and regional Victoria, south-western and other areas of Sydney, and more recently in south-east Queensland,” she said in a letter to the Hostel.
“This remains a concern to NSW residents, especially in affected regions of Sydney and in the border communities. NSW Health wants to ensure that all appropriate preventative action is taken to avoid transmission into these facilities.
“Following the recent cases in the Sydney CBD, I am requesting residential aged care facilities in metropolitan Sydney and the Nepean Blue Mountains and Central Coast regions implement visitor restrictions for the next week. In addition, staff who work or live in these areas must wear masks whilst at work.”
As a result of this directive, Vietnam Veterans will maintain visitation restrictions with a plan to reviewing again next week.
We are very grateful for your continued patience and understanding at this difficult time. If you should have any questions regarding your family member, please do not hesitate to contact the Hostel, myself or our Clinical Manager, Cal Cowan.