COVID-19 Update 2 September 2021

Dear friends

Today’s (2 September 2021)  figures indicate that there are 11 active COVID cases in the Greater Geelong area. The Premier’s announcement yesterday of continuing restrictions until Thursday 23 September will see no change in our current visiting arrangements. As previously advised, all exceptional visits are cancelled except for end of life visits, which will be granted in consultation with the Registered Nurse in Charge.

It is clear the conversation is now turning to having 70% of the Victorian community having had at least one vaccination before significant changes to current lockdown arrangements will be eased. At our recent community engagement forums, family representatives raised concerns around allowing visitors to enter MACS’ residential houses who had not received a COVID vaccination. This matter was discussed in detail at a Directors’ meeting on 31 August and it was decided in consultation with the MACS COVID leadership team that we survey representatives who receive this communication to ascertain whether they would support a ‘no vaccine, no entry’ policy, noting that the pod would remain available for visits for non-vaccinated visitors if this was implemented subject to Government directives. Please let us know by emailing weeklycommunications@macs.org.au; with a simple yes/no to the following question:

Do you think MACS should allow non-vaccinated visitors into the facility?

We will let you know the outcome of the survey in next week’s communication.

We also felt it was important that you were made aware of the current vaccination rate of residents and staff within our houses. We are currently reporting this to the Department on a weekly basis.

Hope that hand washing is continuing x 2!

Kind regards

Joy Leggo 
Chief Executive Officer

Multicultural Community Services Geelong (MCSG)
Diversitat & Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong Inc. (MACS)

2 September 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope that hand washing is continuing x 2!

 

Kind Regards

Joy

 

 

 

Joy Leggo 
Chief Executive Officer

Multicultural Community Services Geelong (MCSG)
Diversitat & Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong Inc. (MACS)

T 03 5279 6800
E JoyL@macs.org.au
macs.org.au | diversitat.org.au
 

 

 

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