COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS

Our highest priority during the coronavirus pandemic is to ensure the safety and well being of all of our residents.  We appreciate your ongoing support for and understanding of the measures we have in place during this challenging time. 

Advice for visitors to Banksia Lodge:

In line with updated Public Health Orders, visitors to Banksia Lodge are allowed, with restrictions. Please check our latest visitation position statement for details, and continue to check our website for further updates.

Please also check information from NSW Health and the NSW Chief Health Officer regarding restrictions for visiting NSW aged care facilities. 

Anyone who has visited any locations listed on the NSW Health “Latest COVID-19 news and updates” page in the past 14 days is not permitted to enter any Banksia facilities (excepting residents and clients).  This includes people who have visited areas with increased testing, or areas that have been listed as excluded from visiting aged care facilities.  If you have any questions about visiting, please call us prior to travelling on 02 4471 6091 during business hours, and we will be happy to clarify any queries with you.

Latest COVID-19 case locations

Find your Local Government Area by suburb

Banksia Lodge Visitation Restrictions position statement – 16/11/21

Frequently Asked Questions

FaceTime and Zoom sessions at Banksia Lodge – to book a FaceTime or Zoom session with a Banksia Lodge resident via your device, please contact Banksia Lodge on (tel) 02 4471 6091.

Banksia Village – independent retirement living:

Check our latest information – updated 20th July 2021 

Click here to read our Banksia Village COVID Safe Plan

Please also refer to the NSW Health website’s Latest COVID-19 news and updates page for the latest case locations and other information.

Banksia Community Care – home care services:

Check our latest information – updated 30 June 2021

Please also refer to the NSW Health website’s Latest COVID-19 news and updates page for the latest case locations and other information.

How Community Care Clients can obtain a COVID-19 vaccination – Flow Chart

Banksia Suppliers and Contractors:

Supplier and Contractor COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements – effective 17/9/21

Latest Banksia Lodge Visitation Restrictions position statement – updated 16/11/21

Mandatory QR Code check in – information for suppliers and contractors – effective 12/7/21

Latest COVID-19 news and updates – from NSW Health

Other COVID-19 Information and Resources:

Government information and resources:

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates – information from Australian Government Department of Health

NSW Health COVID-19 Information, health orders and other resources

Check a Local Government Area by suburb

NSW State rules

Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19 – information from Australian Government Department of Health

Symptoms and testing at NSW Health Facilities 

Ministerial Statement 7th July 2020 – by the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck

Commonwealth Government:

Department of Health: www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

NSW Health: www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

 

Support:

COVID-19 Advice for seniors – information from NSW Health

COVID-19 Advice for people with chronic health conditions – information from Australian Government

FREE COVID-19 Support Line for Senior Australians – call 1800 171 866

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) – or call 1800 237 981

Living Well in the COVID-19 Pandemic – information from Australian Government Department of Health

ScamWatch information on COVID-19 Scams – information from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

A Guide to Social Distancing – information from NSW Health

How to Protect Yourself – information from NSW Health

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety – Australian Psychological Society

Staying Mentally Healthy – information from NSW Government

National Coronavirus Health Information Line – call 1800 020 080

Tips for Carers, Families and Friends of People Living With Dementia – information from Dementia Australia

 

Multilingual resources:

Multilingual resources from NSW Health

COVID-19 in your language – multi-lingual information from Australian Government