Date issued: 10th August 2020Issued by: The Executive, Heritage Care

Issued to: Residents, Families, Staff, Contractors at Epping Gardens, Heritage Care

Purpose: To provide all stakeholders with information about COVID-19 at Epping Gardens and our responses. These updates will be provided when there are changes to the situation at Epping Gardens.

Deepest Condolences
Heritage Care pass on our deepest sympathies to all those family, friends and our staff who, through their day to day work, formed emotional connectiveness to all those who have passed.

We can confirm

  • 97 residents have now tested positive for COVID-19 (+1 from yesterday)
  • 59 staff have now tested positive for COVID-19 (+4 from yesterday)
  • 24 residents are on-site at Epping, 13 of whom are COVID-19 positive

Comments
Physio services resumed today and will be expanded this week. All physios working at Epping Gardens are trained in the use of PPE. Physios working at Epping Gardens will not be working at other aged care homes.
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