Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

We want to make sure our villages are safe havens for our residents.

 

The Victorian Government is increasing restrictions to help combat the spread of COVID-19 from Stage 2 to Stage 3.

This change will take effect from 11.59pm, March 30.

Under Stage 3 restrictions, gatherings – both indoors and outdoors – are limited to no more than two people, except for members of your immediate household, or for work and education.

Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gyms will also close.

This new level of restrictions will be in force for four weeks.

If people breach these directions, they face on-the-spot fines of $1,652 for individuals and $9,913 for businesses.

The situation at our Weary Dunlop and Nellie Melba Retirement Villages remains the same.

Care centres and serviced apartments are closed to visitors.

Visits will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances – for families of residents in end-of-life or palliative care.

These visitors must wear face masks and follow careful protocols.

Our independent residents must stay in their own households.

This is of vital importance and, from tomorrow, is legally enforceable with fines.

You should not need to leave the village unless you have an urgent medical need.

We are closed to all visitors.

All the communal facilities in our village centres, including our bowling greens and pools, are closed.

Family or friends delivering groceries or medical essentials can drop them at the gate, and our team will deliver them to residents.

Our team is there to help with anything our residents need.

Please follow the rules and isolate yourself in your household.

If you stay at home, you will save lives.

Individual circumstances will be taken into account, so please email the Resident Support team: residentsupport@rymanhealthcare.com or phone: 1800 922 988

Please read our latest updates for detailed information.