Darling Downs and South Burnett added to restricted areas

August 2020

Following the results of recent contact tracing, the Queensland Chief Health Officer has directed that all residential aged care and disability accommodation services in the South Burnett and Toowoomba Local Government Area be closed to visitors.

This directly impacts Salem and Northridge Salem aged care at Toowoomba and Orana aged care at Kingaroy.

This is a precautionary measure only. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any Lutheran Services site.

The Queensland Chief Health Officer has also directed that:

  • employees to the extent reasonably practicable, do not work across multiple residential aged care facilities
  • wear additional personal protective equipment.

The restrictions take effect from 8am, 31 August 2020.

Restrictions also remain in place for greater Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich and surrounds. This impacts:

  • Tabeel aged care at Laidley
  • Trinder Park aged care at Woodridge
  • Karawatha House at Woodridge
  • St Andrews at Tallebudgera
  • St Paul’s aged care at Caboolture
  • Trinity disability accommodation at Ashmore
  • Zion at Nundah.

If there are compassionate reasons for you to visit your loved one, please call the service to discuss how that may be achieved.

We are unsure about how long these visitor restrictions will remain in place and we will keep you updated.

We will be encouraging and supporting family and friends to keep in touch with loved ones via phone or video calling. We have a complimentary WiFi service and encourage you – if you have not already – to provide your loved one with a communication device such as a mobile phone or tablet.

Our social and lifestyle activities will continue within limitations as we remain dedicated to providing the very best care and support for our residents.

We would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our devoted teams across Lutheran Services for their care, dedication and service at this time.

As a precaution the communal areas at our Retirement Villages located in the greater Brisbane, Gold Coast, South Burnett, Ipswich and surrounds area are now closed.

This impacts retirement village communal areas at Tabeel at Laidley, Trinder Park at Woodridge, Alondra at Nundah, Orana at Kingaroy, St Andrews at Tallebudgera, St Paul’s at Caboolture and Teviot at Boonah.

If you have any enquiries please call 1800 243 935.