Wednesday 26 May, 2021

A message for our Residential Care communities in South Australia and the Northern Territory

In light of the recent outbreak of new community-acquired Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Melbourne, Southern Cross Care is implementing new precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of our Residential Care residents.

Effective immediately, any person who has returned to South Australia or the Northern Territory from Greater Melbourne since Monday 17 May, will not be permitted to enter our Residential Care homes for 14 days from the date of their return. This applies to all visitors, in addition to our staff and contractors. 

We are also encouraging all members of our community who have been in Greater Melbourne recently, to closely monitor announcements from health authorities. A number of border restrictions have already been implemented between Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory and new case alerts and public exposure sites are being published regularly here.

Our Emergency Pandemic Committee is closely monitoring this evolving situation and will adjust our response measures accordingly as new information comes to hand.

Thank you for your patience and understanding of these precautionary measures. If they affect you in any way, please speak with our compassionate staff at your local Residential Care home. They will do everything they can to minimise the impact on you and your loved ones.