Covid-19 Updates


We are pleased to announce that we have now made the decision to further relax the restrictions at Rembrandt Court and thus we will move to Yellow Status. This remains in line with the SA Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 20) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

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Covid-19 Update (22/12/2020)

Although the removal of masks is something to celebrate it does not come without some other limitations. Therefore, I must advise that under the current requirements of the South Australian Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 20) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 you are prohibited from entering our facility if you have travelled from a high community transmission zone as outlined in the link below.

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Covid-19 Update (11/12/2020)

We remain committed and focused on ensuring everything ‘Rembrandt’ remains COVID-19 free and thus ask again for your support and cooperation! In line with lessening of restrictions, as announced by Premier Marshall to come into effect from next Monday, 14th December 2020, we too will be making some changes.

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New SA Health Directive (30/11/2020)

Earlier today SA Health notified us of a new directive to come into effect from 0001 on Tuesday 1 December 2020 (midnight tonight), the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 15) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

In addition to previous requirements this directive includes- Everyone onsite at Rembrandt Court (excluding residents and children under 12 years) must wear a surgical mask (covering mouth and nose) at all times when in the physical presence of other people.

In order to adhere to this requirement, we ask all visitors, contractors, family and friends to wear a mask at all times when on site.

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Contact Tracing COVID-19 Health Alert (29/11/2020)

Earlier today SA Health have added some significant sites to their Contact Tracing COVID- 19 Health Alert list. We ask that you please check this list BEFORE presenting for your next visit (for family, friends, contractors, volunteers) or your next shift (for staff members). If you were at any of these sites, don’t panic, just follow their instructions and let us know.

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A Cautious Easing (22/11/2020)

Following the lifting of the “Stay at Home” Directive here in SA at midnight last night and (pleasingly) no further community transmission of COVID-19 cases today, we advise that Rembrandt Living will cautiously revert to an Orange Alert Status from 8am Monday 23rd November 2020 (tomorrow).

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Easing Back (21/11/2020)

We are still anticipating that we will revert to an Orange Alert Status from 8am Monday 23rd November 2020 however this is dependent on developments between now and then (keep watching our communications). This means our restrictions remain the same for now until we advise otherwise. Unfortunately, this does include Rembrandt Court remaining in Lockdown (residents to stay in, no visitors).

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Statewide Lockdown Finishing Early (20/11/2020)

We are anticipating that we will revert to an Orange Alert Status from 8am Monday 23rd November 2020 however we are awaiting further information from the government (keep watching our communications). This means our restrictions remain the same for now.

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Increase in Alert Status (16/11/2020)

In response to the new Parafield Cluster here in SA, we have made the necessary decision to increase our Alert Stage across our organisation to Orange, effective immediately.

The Orange Alert Stage includes:

  1. All visits to our residential care home are temporarily suspended (except for planned end-of-life visits);
  2. Some restrictions on our home care services including the cancellation of all allied health and social groups; and
  3. An increase in the use of PPE across our services (including compulsory masks in residential care).

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Unwinding of COVID-19 restrictions (05/11/2020)

We are happy to announce that we are now able to unwind some of the existing pandemic restrictions, as follows:

  1. The universal wearing of masks by staff providing care to residents is no longer required (except in certain circumstances);
  2. Restrictions on visitations have been relaxed.

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Covid-19 Update – Tightening of Visiting Rules (02/08/2020)

Our number one priority remains to avoid COVID-19 infiltrating Rembrandt. The events in SA over the past day have prompted us to tighten our visiting protocols. We have resisted altering visiting times, however we are now asking (and enforced from Monday 3 August 2020):

  1. Please minimise visits – we ask that you keep visits to once or twice a week
    wherever possible;
  2. All visits must occur only in resident rooms (no common areas, no Café, no
    Main Hall please);
  3. Please minimise resident outings and be extra vigilant in relation to the
    places you go – avoided crowded areas and ensure that COVID-safe practices
    are followed at all times.

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Department of Health Fact Sheet (19/06/2020)

Families and residents on restricted visits to residential aged care facilities
To protect older Australians living in residential aged care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governments have put restrictions on visits. We continue to move towards a COVIDSafe Australia and ease restrictions around the country. During this time some restrictions will remain in place for aged care facilities to protect older Australians. Other restrictions are being eased. This fact sheet aims to explain the restrictions and the reasons behind them.
To read the full Fact Sheet, click here.

Covid-19 Update – Lessening of Restrictions (19/06/2020)

The reduction in restrictions means that:
1. Residents are now allowed to leave the facility and re-enter (please see section below “Residents Leaving Site” for more information);
2. A visitor who has arrived in SA from the Northern Territory, Tasmania or Western Australia is no longer required to quarantine for 14 days;
3. Children under 16 are no longer prohibited from visiting; and
4. Rembrandt can allow more than one care and support visit to a resident on a particular day (on application under certain circumstances).

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Covid-19 Update (28/05/2020)

  • Easing of visiting restrictions
  • Easing of deliveries restrictions
  • Clarification on residents leaving site & update on staff escorts

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Due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Board and Management have made the difficult decision to place Rembrandt Living into PANDEMIC ORANGE ALERT status from 6pm Saturday 14th March 2020.

The elderly, especially those with pre-existing conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease (i.e. almost all of our clients and residents) can be severely affected by the virus, even fatally. We have a duty of care to keep our residents, clients and staff safe.

This was not an easy decision and we ask for your understanding and cooperation.

What this means (until further notice):

  1. Only “important” (of significance, pressing or urgent) visitors at both Rembrandt Court and the Home Care & Health Centre.
  2. All large group activities cancelled including Uit en Thuis social groups.
  3. All Allied Health group classes cancelled.
  4. Modifications will be made to ‘less critical’ types of home care services.
  5. Volunteers are asked to stay home and
  6. Only “important” (of significance, pressing or urgent) contractors on-site.

Thanks again for your understanding.