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Alwyndor COVID-19 Update - 22 September 2022

Changes to visitor entry rules to Alwyndor

SA HEALTH regulations for residential aged care

The information in this article offers guidance regarding current requirements and what they mean when taking your loved ones out and when they return to Alwyndor.
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With COVID management we know that the ‘rules’ are constantly changing, and complex and it is often difficult to keep up with current issues.

The following information offers guidance regarding current requirements and what they mean when taking your loved ones out and when they return to Alwyndor.

Testing recommendations for screening residents who leave the RACF and then return

Residents who leave Alwyndor to attend a medical appointment or a social/family visit and return the same day should have a RAT on day 2 after they return. Daily symptom checks are made for the resident for one week. If asymptomatic, the resident does not need to isolate. If they develop any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, they need to isolate and have a PCR test immediately.

Residents who leave the facility to attend weddings, funerals, or other large high-risk social gatherings and return the same day, or residents who go on social leave for longer periods need to have RAT on days 2 and 6 after they return. In some cases, the resident may be advised to isolate until they receive negative day 2 test results. If this is the case we will discuss this need with the resident and family. Daily symptom checks are made for one week with immediate PCR testing if symptomatic.

Testing recommendations following a resident or staff member being identified as a close contact (outside of a declared outbreak in Alwyndor) are that they must have an initial PCR test as soon as possible and a further PCR test on day 6 and day 13 of exposure.

Residents considered as close contacts are required to quarantine for 7 days from the date of last exposure. Following two negative PCRs, ie day 2 and day 6, asymptomatic residents can come out of quarantine.

This is a lot of information and we are more than happy to answer any questions you have.

Our Customer Care team can assist with any clarification at customer@alwyndor.org.au or call 81773200.

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