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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Updated: 29 September

Increased Visitor Access

Mayflower continues to take every precaution to reduce the risk of COVID-19 entering our homes.

The wellbeing of our residents and staff remains our top priority as we continue to work to balance the physical and emotional needs of those in our care.

Mayflower is now open to visitors for families providing essential care and support to residents, in line with the Government’s criteria for visitation to aged care.

Visits must be booked with reception, and may occur between 10am-12.00pm and 2pm-4pm.

Residents may have one visitor for a maximum duration of two hours, and visits will be within the resident’s room or outdoors.

Under Government directives, visitors are only permitted in aged care facilities where they are providing essential care and support that cannot be delivered by other means.

We are limiting the number people attending each visiting session to help protect our community.

Please book no more than two visits per week, to ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to spend time with their loved ones.

Safe Visiting Requirements

Please follow our safe visiting requirements if you attend Mayflower:

  • Maximum of 1 person per visit
  • Masks must be worn
  • Do not visit if you are unwell in anyway
  • Children under the age of 16 may not visit (except for palliative care), as per Victorian government requirements
  • Social distancing must be adhered to
  • Clean and sanitise your hands before entry and during your visit
  • Provide proof of your flu vaccination prior to entry
  • Please bring any food in a plastic container or bag that is able to be wiped

Protecting Our Community

We are continuing our strict infection control processes, including careful monitoring of residents, daily screening of staff, maintaining a single site workforce, limiting movement across the home, using personal protective equipment, and visitor restrictions.

This vigilance has been key to keeping the virus out of our homes as we continue to do what is necessary to protect the health and wellbeing of those in our care.

You can read more about the precautions that we are taking here.

If you have any queries, we encourage you to contact us on 9591 1100 or at covid19@mayflower.org.au.

If you would like to see what our residents and staff have been up to over recent weeks, please connect with us through the many stories and pictures we have on Facebook.

Simply visit www.facebook.com/themayflowergroup and hit the ‘like’ button.

 

Updated: 12 September

All Mayflower residents, clients and staff continue to be well, with no symptoms of COVID-19.

Mayflower continues to take every precaution to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to our community.

This includes closely monitoring our residents, clients and staff, social distancing strategies, rigorous cleaning and infection control processes, and stringent visitation restrictions. 

This vigilance has been key to keeping the virus out of our homes as we continue to do what is necessary to protect the health and wellbeing of those in our care.

You can read more about the precautions that we are taking here.

If you have any queries, we encourage you to contact us on 9591 1100 or at covid19@mayflower.org.au.

If you would like to see what our residents and staff have been up to over recent weeks, please connect with us through the many stories and pictures we have on Facebook.

Simply visit www.facebook.com/themayflowergroup and hit the ‘like’ button.

 

Updated: 29 August

Mayflower continues to take every precaution to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to our community.

This includes closely monitoring our residents, clients and staff, social distancing strategies, rigorous cleaning and infection control processes, and stringent visitation restrictions. 

This vigilance has been key to keeping the virus out of our homes as we continue to do what is necessary to protect the health and wellbeing of those in our care.

You can read more about the precautions that we are taking here.

All Mayflower residents, clients and staff continue to be well, with no symptoms of COVID-19.

We are very pleased to see a decrease in the number of new cases of COVID-19, and we are monitoring the situation very closely, with the view to re-opening our homes as soon as possible after we return to Stage 3 restrictions.

In the meantime, we are doing everything we can to support our residents’ emotional health, and are incredibly proud and grateful to our wonderful team of staff, who continue to adjust to a very challenging situation with care, compassion and grace.

If you would like to see what our residents and staff have been up to over recent weeks, please connect with us through the many stories and pictures we have on Facebook.

Simply visit www.facebook.com/themayflowergroup and hit the ‘like’ button.