Residents at aged care facility The Palms within the southern Sydney suburb of Kirrawee are in isolation and guests are banned after a workers member examined optimistic to COVID-19 final evening.
A spokesman for The Palms, Mathew Hafford, stated all residents are vaccinated and had been swabbed by Wednesday morning.
Tonight, half have acquired their outcomes, all unfavorable up to now. An announcement on The Palms web site stated on NSW Well being recommendation, no guests or non-essential workers are permitted to enter till additional discover.
“Our nursing workers could have the beneficial private protecting gear to permit them to look after our residents whereas stopping any unfold of the an infection,” the assertion says.
All residents are being handled as shut contacts of the optimistic workers member “out of an abundance of warning” because the scenario is assessed, the assertion stated.
“Employees shall be implementing strict an infection management measures, and punctiliously monitoring residents for any signs comparable to fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.”
Mr Hafford stated roughly 80-85 per cent of workers on the facility have been vaccinated, however couldn’t remark as to the vaccination standing of the contaminated employee.