COVID-19 Information

This page has been created to gather together all updates and information about the extra precautions and restrictions Shepparton Villages has put into place to further protect our residents from COVID-19.

We anticipate this page to be updated regularly as new information and advice comes to hand, so please be sure to check back often. 

Latest updates

How to Stay in Touch

A letter to all next of kin and significant others.

We understand not being able to see your loved one, at this time, is incredibly difficult for all concerned. These are unprecedented times and our priority is the safety and care of your loved one and our staff. 

Please be assured that within facilities, residents are still enjoying interaction with staff, and each other during supervised activities and over mealtimes – taking into consideration ALL of the social distancing and infection control measures.

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Unprecedented times call for us all to unite together

A message from the CEO, Kerri Rivett.

We are certainly going through unprecedented times to state the obvious. There are many uncertainties for us all as well navigate the rapidly changing environment under COVID-19.

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Fact Sheet for Older Australians on COVID-19

This Fact Sheet, provided by the Australian Government Department of Health is for the information and advice of older Australians. It outlines the COVID-19 facts and the measures you, your family and friends can take to protect older Australians. The spread of COVID-19 and Australia’s response is evolving.

Thank you for your help and support

We just want to thank our wonderful families who have been so understanding and so supportive of the infection control measures we have taken at all our aged care facilities.

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MEMORANDUM: To All Residents and Visitors - 19 March 2020

Shepparton Villages will be closed to the community as an additional PRECAUTIONARY measure to the Government recommendations surrounding COVID-19. We DO NOT have COVID-19, however, we cannot emphasise enough the importance of infection control measures to protect residents.

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PRESS RELEASE: Shepparton Villages closed to the community - 19 March 2020

Shepparton Villages care facilities will be closed to the community as an additional PRECAUTIONARY measure to the Government recommendations surrounding COVID-19.

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MEMORANDUM: To All Residents and Visitors - 17 March 2020

I am writing to inform you of the extra precautions and restrictions we have put into place at Shepparton Villages to further protect our residents from COVID-19.

Firstly, be assured that to date we have no cases of COVID-19 at Shepparton Villages, however as you would be aware the number of cases around the world has increased, hence it is imperative that we try to protect the most vulnerable from this virus, the elderly residing within residential care.

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PRESS RELEASE: Update on COVID-19 precautions at Shepparton Villages - 16 March 2020

Shepparton Villages has increased infection control measures as a precaution amid concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus.

CEO Kerri Rivett said Shepparton Villages was not in lock down but has introduced additional infection control measures in order to protect our residents.

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Resources and advice

  • How to Wash Your Hands
    It's really important to wash your hands properly to stop the spread of germs and disease. This short video offers some advice on how to best wash your hands.

 

View further info and links to useful resources on the
Department of Health and Human Services website