Update: Baptcare The Orchards Community, located in East Doncaster

Update: Baptcare The Orchards Community, located in East Doncaster

Posted: Thursday, 20 August 2020

Previously, Baptcare confirmed that there was a staff member at Baptcare The Orchards Community was at risk of being positive for COVID-19. Read news item for more information.

All residents continue to be well and are not experiencing any symptoms. All residents and staff have now been tested for a second time and they are all negative.

Following advice from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Public Health Unit (PHU), staff and residents will begin to return to normal operations. From midday today our residents will able to move freely, outside their room, on their own floor, and have their meals in their dining room.

As is our practice, all staff will continue to wear a mask at work. Daily screening of all residents using the screening tool provided by Safer Victoria will continue. Daily temperature checks will also continue.

Our primary concern during this time continues to be the wellbeing, health and safety of our residents and staff. We thank all our residents, families and staff for their support and understanding during this time.

Media inquiries

Baptcare Communications 0400 503 713 or communications@baptcare.org.au