Latest COVID-19 Update 16 November 2020 – Helping Hand

Latest COVID-19 Update 16 November 2020

Information current at 16 November 2020.

Dear family and friends,

Today has presented us with new challenges as we carefully monitor the community outbreaks of COVID-19 across the northern suburbs and consider the advice and Directions from SA Health.

Helping Hand immediately took a number of proactive steps and we will continue to do this to ensure the safety of our residents and staff remains the highest priority.

As we have a high concentration of care homes and staff in the affected areas, we will be further restricting visitors to all of our care home from 12 noon on Tuesday 17th November.

This means that visits will be restricted to exceptional circumstances only, which you can discuss with the Site Manager.

Please be assured that we will continue to facilitate compassionate visits.

We will be reviewing this arrangement on a daily basis and looking to relax the restrictions as soon as possible.

I understand that this may cause concern and inconvenience however we would rather be cautious at this time, for the health and welfare of everyone across our broad community.

We have been advised that COVID-19 testers from the Department of Health will be on site at the Mawson Lakes and Parafield Gardens care homes tomorrow to do large scale testing of staff and residents.

Please note that this is a precaution only and that Helping Hand has no positive COVID-19 cases at any of our sites and services.

I thank you for your patience.

Chris Stewart

Information current at 16 November 2020.

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