17 February 2021
In terms of the Disaster Management Act, and the adjusted level 3 regulations during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown extended to 15 March 2021, (published in the Government Gazette 44159 of 13 February 2021) – “controlled visits by members of the public to older persons residential facilities, are prohibited, except to the extent and in the manner directed by the relevant Cabinet member”.
To date, no further direction has been published by the relevant Cabinet member.
Fleurenville Aged Care Centre is fortunate that none of our residents or staff members has any COVID-19 symptoms due to regularly sanitising and practising frequent hand washing, not allowing visitors in, not allowing any of our residents out and practising social distancing.
The Fleurenville management team recognises the importance of social interaction and has decided to phase in controlled visits to residents living with a life-limiting illness, because of the imminent death of a family member when a family member is vital to the continued well-being of a resident.
Gauteng is still categorised as a COVID-19 hotspot, due to the number of new cases, deaths and hospital admissions. The Fleurenville protocol to be adhered to during the abovementioned visits will be compulsory; wearing a mask (covering mouth and nose), scanning at the gate, sanitising and practising social distancing during the visit. These measures are not negotiable to protect our residents and staff.
All planned visits must be coordinated with Matron Estelle Dannhauser. If no appointment is made access to the premises will not be allowed by our security and reception staff.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon and trust that you also value your family member’s wellness and health as a priority.
Please stay safe.