Wednesday 26 May 2021
Good afternoon all,
The Department of Health is asking Victorians to stay safe by getting tested and practicing COVID-safe behaviours. This is especially important as we see friends and family, celebrate together, travel together and move around Victoria, Australia and New Zealand. Coronavirus is still present in Australia and we must all be vigilant and play our part to reduce the spread.
The safety of our participants and employees remains Mercy Connects overriding priority. As the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve and spread, Mercy Connect will implement the following changes.
Families visiting group homes are required to:
- Complete a COVID declaration.
- Sign in with QR code.
- Sanitise hands prior to entry.
- Wear a mask.
Other visitors to any Mercy Connect properties will be business-critical visitors only.
If you are sick and think you might have COVID-19, check your symptoms using health direct’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker.
Symptoms may include:
- Sore throat.
- Shortness of breath.
Staff are reminded to protect others and stop the spread. To protect others you must:
- Practise good hygiene.
- Practise physical distancing.
- Follow the limits for public gatherings.
- Understand how to isolate if you need to.
Please visit the Department of Health website for the current updates on case alerts and public exposures. The locations listed are where there is a higher risk you may have been exposed to COVID-19. It is not a complete list. The information is based on advice provided to the department by people who are confirmed cases.
Mercy Connect, in line with governmental advice, will continue to monitor official advice and guidance daily and may reintroduce further restrictions at short notice if there is a reported increase in COVID-19 cases within the community.
Together we grow.
Executive Leader Operations