Fresh Hope Care have received updated advice from NSW Health that have eased some restrictions for Residential Aged Care facilities. Families will still only be able to have one visit per day but are now permitted to have up to two visitors for up to two hours per day. Masks are not mandatory to wear unless directed by staff members.

Any person who has visited Shepparton or any other area in Victoria that has had exposure to community transmission in the last 14 days will not be allowed into any Fresh Hope Care facility, regardless if they have a valid NSW/VIC COVID-19 border region resident permit. To see the updated list of VIC affected areas and the advice for those who may be affected, please click here.

Additionally, anyone who has been in the following areas in NSW in the past 14 days will not be permitted to visit any of the Fresh Hope Care residential care facilities:

  • Lakemba (suburb)
  • Camden LGA
  • Liverpool LGA
  • Bayside LGA
  • Waverley LGA
  • Randwick LGA

To see the updated list of NSW affected areas and the advice for those who may be affected, please click here.

All Fresh Hope Care residential care facilities are able to accept care and support visits, providing visitors comply with the requirements as directed by staff. If you are uncertain about what visitor restrictions may be in place and the correct process, please contact the site directly for advice or visit the Fresh Hope Care website.

Residents continue to be able to leave the facility to attend small family gatherings. The size of a family gathering should be in line with current Government advice and physical distancing and hygiene measures must be adhered to during the visit.

To make arrangements for your loved one to attend a family gathering please contact the Site Manager/Director of Nursing. The details of the visit will be required and records kept about the location, number of people and the date of the visit.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.