Aged card accommodation 'locked down'
A local aged care provider has "locked down" two of its accommodation blocks after residents experienced symptoms of illness.
"Unfortunately we still have residents in Pam Palmer House who are experiencing influenza-like symptoms," said Peninsula Villages' chief executive Mr Shane Neaves.
"As a result we have continued with the lock-down of the building and all activities."
Mr Neaves said: "This is not related to Covid-19."
He said: "All common areas are closed.
"This includes the hall, wellness centre, and the dining room.
"Our staff will deliver meals to residents that are receiving the meal service.
"All activities and bus trips are ceased until further notice.
"Visitors and contractors are requested not to visit Pam Palmer House at this time."
Residents who have cold or flu symptoms were encouraged to remain in their rooms and notify village staff.
"You should also be aware that Don Leggett House is currently in lockdown due to a small gastro-enteritis outbreak, so no visitors are allowed there until further notice," said Mr Neaves.
"Please also note that there has been an update to the advice from the NSW Department of Health regarding Aged Care Facilities due to the new Covid-19 exposure sites in NSW."
Visitors were not allowed if they had been to any close or casual contact locations in NSW or Queensland or to Victorian places of high concern, including Greater Melbourne.
Website, 10 Jun 2021
Shane Neaves, Peninsula Villages