Last Updated: 29/03/2021
Dear Residents and Families
As the COVID-19 coronavirus situation evolves, we want to reassure you that we are implementing all possible methods to protect our residents, staff and the wider community.
As we are all aware by now, there is no immunity to this virus and evidence suggests the risk is greater in older people, aged 70 and over. Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that residents abide by strict social distancing guidelines, based on advice from health authorities. The more space between people, the less chance of virus spread.
What’s changed from 12PM AEST 1 April 2021
As you may be aware, the Lockdown restrictions in Greater Brisbane are being lifted from midday 1/4/2021. However, the aged care restrictions implemented in response to community transmission within Greater Brisbane area will continue for a further 14 days across the State. This means:
• All of Queensland continues to be a Restricted Area for the purposes of the Aged Care Direction.
• For residential aged care facilities this means: no personal visitors (end of life visits and visits to maintain continuity of care are still permitted)
Residents may only be permitted to leave for health reasons, to attend a funeral, or for an emergency or compassionate reason.
What’s changed from 5pm AEST 29 March 2021
Due to the Brisbane outbreak we have been advised that NO visitors can enter aged care facilities throughout Queensland as from 5:00pm 29/3.
All doors at Good Shepherd Lodge and Kerrisdale Gardens will be closed from 4:45pm today. An exemption applies to families of residents who are palliative.
We will keep everyone updated as advice is received, particularly with regard to Easter.
For More Information on COVID-19 we encourage you to go to the following sites: