COVID-19 News

Update on COVID-19 outbreak (Freemasons)
26 April, 2022

 Dear Residents, Families and Advocates 

Freemasons Home Outbreak Management update 

I am delighted to let you know that we have now received the results of yesterday’s PCR sweep conducted at Freemasons Home and it has been confirmed that no further cases of COVID-19 have been detected. As a result, we have been advised by the Aged Care Emergency Operations Centre that Freemasons can now resume all normal operations under our existing COVID-19 precautions. 

This means that all services to residents, as well as resident outings, will resume. We are also very pleased to advise that we are now able remove restrictions on the number of visitors, and pre-booking visitation is no longer required. 

However, visitors are asked to continue to comply with the following safety requirements that are in place to help us minimise ongoing risks: 

  • All visitors will be requested to complete a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival and wear asurgical mask for the full duration of their visit; and
  • Residents, Relatives, Friends and Advocates are strongly encouraged to wear masks onoutings.

Staff will transition back to N95 masks and protective eye wear and will continue to complete a Rapid Antigen Test on commencement of their shift. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Kaz Roebuck, interim CareManager and the team at Freemasons Home for the wonderful job they have done throughout this time to ensure the safety of our residents and one another. Thank you for your ongoing understanding and patience during this time and, on behalf of the team, thank you for your kindness and support. Yours sincerely 

Katie Cooley 

Chief Operating Officer 

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