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Ryman Healthcare COVID-19 Regional update 21 August

Written by Ryman Healthcare
on August 21, 2021

Resident update  - Saturday 21 August

Dear residents and family members.

Earlier today the Victorian Premier announced that, effective from 1pm, regional Victoria would return to lockdown.

The news comes after 61 cases of COVID-19 were reported across the state today, including a growing cluster in Shepparton.

The change means regional Victoria will be under the same restrictions as greater Melbourne, expect for the 9pm-5am curfew, which will not apply to regional areas.

These restrictions include:

• You can only leave your home for five reasons: getting groceries and supplies, exercise for up to two hours (maximum of two people), care or caregiving, authorised work or education that can’t be done from home, and getting vaccinated.

• Shopping and exercise must be done within 5km of your home.

• Public gatherings are not allowed.

• You are still not allowed to have visitors in your home, expect for an intimate partner or as part of a single person’s bubble arrangement.

• Masks must continue to be worn indoors and outdoors, except in your own home.

I’m sure this news will be incredibly disappointing for you given the progress that had been made in regional Victoria.

If you’re struggling at the moment – as many people are – please let us know. We are now making regular welfare calls to any resident who would like them, so just let your village reception know if you’d like to be added to the list.

When times are tough just having a sympathetic ear on the other end of the phone can really make a difference.

If there’s anything else we can do to support you, please just let us know.

We’re here to help.

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

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