A big thank you to all visitors who have adhered to the visiting criteria and have given kind compliments to our staff.
The team has done an exceptional job during this pandemic and we would not have coped without their dedication to your loved ones.
On Monday the Prime Minister announced that New Zealand is staying in level 2 until it is reviewed on June 8, 2020 with the possibility of moving to level 1 after June 22, 2020.
While great gains in eliminating this deadly virus have been made, Linda and I remain concerned that COVID-19 may re-emerge and that if we relax too freely we run the risk of exposing our residents and staff to the virus.
The advice from the Ministry of Health is to stay the course and do our part protecting those most vulnerable.
Although there is still “low risk” of community spread, our residents and staff are still deemed to be at “high risk” of contracting viruses.
Given that the only real change is that social gatherings are now being increased to 100 people, we don’t want to change too much in what we are currently doing.
We have reviewed our procedures and the following will be implemented from Friday May 29, 2020.
Staffing (no change):
Under level 2 there will be a continuation of the internal Level 4 process and procedures we implemented and which are currently in place for all staff.
Visits from Family or Friends:
Our visiting procedures have been updated as follows:
Again, we ask for your patience while we facilitate your entry.
Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.