Aged care home cleared of coronavirus
A facility-wide PCR test has cleared a local aged care home of any coronavirus cases.
Following a recent outbreak of the disease at BlueWave Living in Woy Woy, chief executive Mr Matt Downie said: "We have had no new cases now for some time with any residents, and there are currently no remaining positive cases either with any residents."
He said: "We undertook facility-wide PCR testing early this week, and all the results have come in now.
"Visitors are welcome to any wings, in line with current guidelines - A maximum of two adult visitors per day per resident.
"Other precautions remain in place, such as a rapid test for all visitors on arrival and the wearing of masks.
"We are obviously continuing to experience significant Covid cases in the community, with the current wave impacting most of us at some point, which we all need to be mindful of.
Mr Downie said that nearly half the aged care facilities in NSW had been impacted by Covid outbreaks in the last few weeks.
"With the peak expected to occur sometime through August, the number impacted will undoubtedly continue to grow.
"It is entirely probable that we will see future outbreaks occur here given the prevalence of Covid in the community.
"However, with the high levels of vaccination, importantly booster vaccinations, and the ability to now access anti-viral medication, the impact on individuals is now much better managed and adverse outcomes have reduced greatly as compared to previous waves."
Mr Downie said: "All visitors are not to attend at all if feeling unwell in any way, even with the mildest of symptoms, including scratchy throat, headaches and runny nose."
Visiting hours remain from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week.
Video call are still available as an alternative to visiting.
Social media, 28 Jul 2022
Matt Downie, BlueWave Living