NIHRACS is currently managing an outbreak of COVID-19 among the residential aged care patients, with several positive cases recorded since the weekend.
All positive cases and close contacts within aged care are being closely monitored and supported. All those who have tested positive remain on island.
The community is assured this situation is being well managed by NIHRACS staff, with support from Queensland’s Metro North Health, including expert advice from infectious diseases and public health specialists.
Visits to those in aged care are being carefully managed on a case-by-case basis, to keep residents in contact with their family and loved ones while managing the current COVID risks.
Please contact NIHRACS for further information on the current visits processes for those in aged care.
If visitors are unwell or have any symptoms, they are asked to stay home and get tested and plan to visit again once well.
Also, if you need medical attention, please don’t delay attending the GP clinic or hospital. There are appropriate COVID response measures in place at NIHRACS to manage the current situation.
We will provide further information on the situation as it progresses.
This is a good time for everyone to remember to do your part and follow your COVID-safe behaviours, which are key to limiting the spread of COVID and protecting yourself and others.
Maintain a safe distance from others, practise good hand hygiene, cover your coughs and sneezes, stay home if sick and get tested.
Wearing a mask is an easy and effective way to protect yourself when indoors or if you can’t physically distance from others.
You can keep up to date with information on COVID-19 on the NIHRACS website or Facebook page.