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Ryman Healthcare COVID-19 Melbourne update 16 August

Written by Ryman Healthcare
on August 16, 2021

Resident update  - Monday 16 August

Dear residents and family members.

Earlier today the Victorian Premier announced the COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne would be extended until September 2, and a range of new restrictions would be imposed to help stop the spread of the virus.

The key changes you need to be aware of, which come into force from 11.59pm today, are:

• A 9pm-5am curfew will be in place.
• You will only be allowed to exercise with one other person. The other person can still be from another household and the two-hour daily exercise limit remains in place.
• Outdoor playgrounds, skateparks, and basketball courts will be closed.
• All other existing restrictions remain in place

With the current lockdown now scheduled to extend to at least four weeks after it began, I’m mindful of the toll it might be taking on our village residents.

My team is currently discussing what extra steps we can take to make sure everyone is as comfortable and entertained as possible until the lockdown ends. We’ll let you know what those might be as they take shape.

In the first instance, though, we are arranging for welfare calls to be made to residents who might be particularly vulnerable during such a long time living under COVID-19 restrictions.

If you would appreciate a regular chat with a Ryman staff member, please let your village team know by contacting reception.

When things are feeling a little overwhelming, just having someone to talk to can make a big difference to our sense of wellbeing.

Please be kind yourself over the next couple of weeks of lockdown, and don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s anything more we can do to support you and your loved ones.

Stay safe,


Paul Sutton
Victorian Operations Manager




COVID-19 symptoms
We know you’ve probably seen this before, but a reminder that the symptoms to watch out for include:
• a cough
• a high temperature (at least 37.5˚C)
• shortness of breath
• a sore throat
• sneezing and runny nose
• temporary loss of smell
• conjunctivitis


For queries contact 1800 288 299 or email residentsupport@rymanhealthcare.com

Handy links:

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
https://www.rymanhealthcare.com.au/wellness
https://www.rymanhealthcare.com.au/coronavirus-updates

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