Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Southern Cross Care made some key changes to our Phase 2 Prevention and Phase 3 Outbreak Management Plans for our SA Residential Care homes.

The primary changes relate to the way we manage visits to our homes, and you can find more information on our Residential Care visitors page by clicking here.

Monday, 3 January 2022

Our Residential Care services across South Australia and the Northern Territory continue to operate under our 3-Phase COVID-READY Plans and the direction of local health authorities.

As a result of the large-scale COVID-19 transmission within South Australia, many of our SA homes are currently operating under our Phase 3 Outbreak Management Plan, following positive COVID-19 test results by staff and/or residents. All other SA homes are operating under our Phase 2 Plan, with a range of measures in place designed to help prevent COVID-19 from entering these homes.

Our local teams are communicating regularly with the family members / representatives of COVID-positive residents and their health status and care plans are being closely monitored by health professionals. COVID-positive staff are following all quarantine and testing requirements as directed by health authorities and we are also communicating with them regularly.

For a full list of our Residential Care homes, their current COVID-READY status and an overview of what this means for visitors and life within these homes, please click here.

Our Emergency Pandemic Committee continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely and adjust our plans and response measures as required to best protect the health and safety of our residents, staff and community.