11
June
2020
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04:14
Australia/Melbourne

Bupa Clayton home closed after positive COVID-19 test

Summary

Bupa Clayton reopens to visitors following Public Health Unit advice.

UPDATE 19 June 2020

We are pleased that all COVID-19 tests from employees and residents at Bupa’s Clayton care home have returned negative and the home has now reopened to visitors following advice from the Public Health Unit.

Visitors will need to follow the same health and safety precautions as other Bupa care homes across Australia.

We thank our employees, residents and their loved ones for the patience they have shown during this difficult time.

Thursday 11 June 2020

Bupa has temporarily closed its Clayton, Victoria aged care home to visitors after a former employee returned a positive COVID-19 test. 

The former employee worked their final shift at Bupa Clayton on Thursday, 4 June and is now in self-isolation. Bupa continues to maintain contact with the former employee to offer support.

All staff and residents at the Clayton home will now undergo COVID-19 testing today and tomorrow and will receive ongoing support.

Bupa has activated its COVID-19 outbreak management plan and is working closely with the Department of Health & Human Services. Bupa has made contact with the relatives of the home’s residents.

Employees, residents and recent visitors to the home can be assured that Bupa is doing everything possible to help ensure their health and safety.

Extra precautions at the Clayton home include twice daily clinical observations for all residents; physical isolation of separate communities within the home; staff use of PPE at all times; deep cleaning of all hard surfaces and increased cleaning shifts day and night; and temperature screening of all staff on arrival at the home.

Bupa will also ensure residents can continue to communicate through virtual means with their loved ones while the home is closed to visitors.

Bupa thanks its employees, residents, their families and the Clayton community for their support and understanding during this stressful and anxious time.

For more information on the preventative measures in place across Bupa’s aged care homes, visit Bupa’s Newsroom.

Media reference number: 20/069