Update: Baptcare Westhaven Community – Footscray, Victoria

31 August 2020

Previously, Baptcare confirmed that there was one staff member of Baptcare Westhaven Community who has tested positive for COVID-19.

All residents continue to be well and are not experiencing any symptoms.

All residents and staff were tested on site Friday, 21 August 2020, and Saturday, 22 August 2020. We have received all the test results and they are all negative.

A second round of testing took place on Thursday, 27 August 2020. We have now received all the test results and they are all negative.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has advised us to return to pre-lockdown operations from midnight, Monday 31 August 2020.  Staff will continue to wear masks as was our practice prior to this lockdown.

Our residents will be free to move around outside their rooms, on their floors from tomorrow

Existing processes to screen and temperature check all staff daily remain in place.

The staff member is isolating at home and will only return when medically cleared. All staff who have been in close contact with the impacted staff member are in self-isolation.

We thank our residents, families and friends for their understanding and support during this time. Our thanks also go to our staff for their unwavering commitment to the care and support of our residents.

Media inquiries

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