To All Families and Friends

As I’m sure you are now aware, the state Government announced changes last night to the current restrictions surrounding visiting aged care facilities.

The current restrictions are due to expire at 00:01 on Saturday 1st May 2021. New restrictions come into force for 7 days at the same time. For the following 7 days Villa Dalmacia will be following the state guidelines. That means that residents will be allowed 1 visitor per day until the health department revise these restrictions.

Visits can take place during our usual visiting hours and they will be for a maximum of 2 hours in the residents room. Masks will have to be worn at all times whilst in the building, physical distancing and hand hygiene is also of high importance and must be adhered to.

Please do not come to Villa Dalmacia if you are feeling unwell, have been to any of the exposure sites or have been identified as a close/casual contact.

Can you also discuss visiting arrangements with other family members and decide who will visit on a given day. If multiple visitors arrive for a resident we will have to insist on only 1 visitor and others will be asked to leave. This isn’t a situation we’d like to be in and it can be upsetting for our reception staff when put in this difficult position.

Hopefully this will be the last week of these lockdown restrictions and from the 8th May 2021, we can move back to our usual visiting arrangements.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. If you have any questions regarding visiting over the next 7 days, please give reception a call to discuss.

I hope you’ve all been keeping safe this past week and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Lee Hickman