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Update 4 June 2021

Restrictions have been eased for regional Victoria, which includes Geelong and Bendigo, with those restrictions taking practical effect from today. This is welcome news and we look forward to the restrictions being further eased for metropolitan Melbourne in the near future.

It is important to note however, that regional Victorians still have limitations on visitors and gatherings, and for residential aged care, the State Government directives remain unchanged, statewide.

As a result, the following continue to be in place:

  • Only staff and essential visitors will be allowed to enter the facility subject to meeting rigorous screening requirements, including temperature checks.
  • Non-essential visits to any Uniting AgeWell Victorian aged care facilities will not proceed.
  • Resident outings will not proceed.

Essential visits are considered to be compassionate, end-of-life or assistance visits. Please contact your local Residential Services Manager for further information or guidance with respect to a proposed essential visit.

Staying in touch

During this period we encourage you to connect with your loved ones through phone calls, video calls, letters and emails. If at any time you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your local Residential Services Manager or a member of the care team.

Exposure sites

We also ask you to regularly check the latest case locations/hotspots and Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) advice on their website.

If you have visited any of the exposure sites in the timeframes listed, and subsequently visited one of our sites in recent days, please advise the Residential Services Manager ASAP.

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For previous communications read more in the Uniting AgeWell COVID-19 Communications Archive.

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