NSW: resident at Anglicare’s St Lukes retirement village in Dapto diagnosed with COVID-19

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Anglicare tells us the resident had returned to the village, which is co-located with its St Lukes aged care home, south of Wollongong, from an overseas travel in mid-March.

After initially testing negative to COVID-19, subsequently became more ill and was diagnosed on 6 April after being admitted to a local hospital on 1 April.

Anglicare says they are supporting all their village residents who have been asked by NSW Health to self-isolate by providing shopping, laundry, and other social services as well as offering counselling and chaplaincy services and solutions for residents to keep in touch with family.

They have also implemented screening processes across all of their 22 retirement villages and asked all residents to self-isolate and only leave their homes if necessary, under the directions from NSW Health.

Anglicare’s aged care homes have also been under lockdown for over two weeks since midnight Monday, 23 March, 2020.