Covid-19 & Gastroenteritis Update

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2 Nov 2023

Dear Relatives and Friends of Buckland,

We are pleased to inform you that there are no longer any active cases of Gastroenteritis on site in our Nursing Home. All residents are now symptom free. However, we will continue to closely monitor all residents in our facility.

In regards to Covid-19 the NSW Respiratory Surveillance Report shows that community transmission is increasing across the state and is still maintaining a moderate level. Covid-19 presentations to emergency departments have increased, practically in children aged 0 to 4 years and in those aged 65 years and older. There has also been an increase in Covid-19 cases in residential aged care facilities.

In response to this, NSW Health is promoting the following public health messages and encourages you to incorporate these as part of your communications to others.


  • Stay home if you have cold or flu symptoms. Do a test if you’re at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19.
  • If you are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, talk with your doctor now and make a plan for testing and antivirals before you get sick.
  • Don't visit high-risk settings such as hospitals and aged and disability care facilities, or people who are at higher risk if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms.
  • Follow any requirements for mask wearing and testing when visiting high-risk settings, to protect other people.
  • Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Now is a good time to consider getting a COVID-19 booster vaccination if you are aged 65 years and over or are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness and haven’t had one in the last 6 months.
  • A COVID-19 booster vaccination is recommended for all people aged 75 years and over if it has been more than 6 months since your last dose.

For the meantime we will continue to ask all visitors and staff to wear surgical masks whilst in the nursing home and regularly sanitize your hands. Please also continue to socially distance where possible. Our Residents health and wellbeing is of our outmost priority so please ensure you follow these guidelines to help keep them safe.

Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the Nursing Home reception on (02) 4752 2500 if you have any questions or concerns. Stay safe and well.

Warmest Regards

Melinda Junge

Facility Manager