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COVID-19 Update

Updated: 1/9/2020

Ferndale Gardens Board and Management team are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented a range of planning preparedness such as:

  • COVID 19 Outbreak Management plan
  • First 24-hour response plan
  • Strategies for Residents and staff movement during an outbreak
  • PPE and Medical consumables supplies
  • On-going staff education on Infection Control and prevention strategies– hand hygiene, PPE donning and doffing, cough etiquette
  • Restriction on staff and visitors returning from travel to the Facility
  • Daily screening of staff, visitors, contractors and all visiting medical, pathology and Allied Health professional for temp, and completing COVID-19 risk- based questions successfully
  • All visitors and staff are required to wear surgical mask whilst in the facility and are constantly monitored for compliance
  • All visitors and staff must have a valid Flu vaccination record prior to entering the facility
  • From 16 March 2020 Ferndale Gardens Staff are not allowed to work across other facilities. Statutory declaration signed by staff declaring that they are not working in other facilities.
  • Our residents monitored daily for COVID-19 signs and symptoms and staff are well trained to report any abnormalities to the Clinical Team.
Our residents are receiving regular updates on the situation of COVID -19 and have been educated on hand hygiene, cough etiquette and hugging and kissing etc. They are also updated on the facility visiting restrictions. Face Time and phone calls are used to keep them in contact with their loved ones during Lockdown. Relatives are always informed via group email of NSW Health advise on COVID-19. Links to NSW Health latest advise and updates page as well as NSW Health COVID -19 advice for aged care services page are provided below to relatives via emails. These activities help us ensure that Ferndale Gardens is well prepared to respond to COVID-19 outbreak to reduce any disruption it may have on the quality of care and services we provide to our residents and staff. Should have any concerns, please contact the facility management on 02 9570 5555 or by email at