Visitors are now warmly welcomed back at the Lilliane Brady Village aged care facility after restrictions eased this week.
There are no longer COVID-19 restrictions on visitors to aged care residents, including those in Multipurpose Service facilies across the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD).
All visitors will however continue to be subject to COVID-19 screening and temperature testing but visitors will not be required to wear a mask.
There are no longer restrictions on the number of visitors a resident can have each day or at one time. Residents are also now permitted to leave the aged care facility to attend events, subject to conditions.
WNSWLHD Director Rural Services, Sharon McKay, urged all local residents to continue to be vigilant and to protect themselves and their loved ones.
“It’s great that we are able to permit visiting, but COVID-19 remains a very real risk, particularly for vulnerable people such as the elderly, and those with existing health conditions,”
“It’s incredibly important that we continue to screen visitors carefully,” Ms McKay said.
“If you have even the mildest symptoms, or if you’ve recently been to a location where COVID-19 has been a concern, then please leave your visit to another time.
“If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 it’s really important that you self-isolate, get tested and remain in isolation until you get a negative result.”