Bellara Village always prioritises the care and safety of residents and staff.
The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia is now a real concern, particularly for the most vulnerable, including the elderly in our care. COVID-19 is a new virus and scientists are still learning about its characteristics including the incubation period and transmissibility. Bellara homes are well placed and prepared to respond to a range of viral outbreaks. We note that the guidelines in regard to best practice containment recommendations for COVID-19 are developing and changing daily. Our early preparation and response planning to the risk of exposure and treatment of COVID-19 is entirely based on the information and guidance materials issued and regularly updated by the Department of Health.
We will continue to work proactively and in partnership with the Department of Health, who is leading Australia’s response and developing recommendations for Aged Care providers. The Department has developed an information sheet for Residents of Residential Care Services and for Family Members (which is attached for your reference). Bellara continues to assess the risk and take steps to prevent, detect and control the spread of infections.
The below were updated 14th March 2020:
If you are a Bellara Village Resident, Family Member or provide professional services to Bellara Village, please read about your role in preventing the spread of the virus here: Letter to residents and families
The Australian government’s Department of Health has also released vital information for those in the aged care community.
If you are a resident (residential or independent living), family member or visitor into our aged care homes, please click here.
We are still accepting Respite patients during our COVID-19 period provided you meet the following terms:
- Minimum 2 weeks stay
- Must have a COVID-19 negative test
- Must not have travelled interstate or overseas in the last 21 days
- Must not have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive to COVID-19 in the last 21 days
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Marisa on 0427 532 202.