Gold Coast added to restricted areas

August 2020

Following three confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane overnight, the Chief Health Officer has directed that all aged care and disability accommodation services on the Gold Coast close to visitors.

This directly impacts St Andrews at Tallebudgera and Trinity disability accommodation at Ashmore.

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

The Queensland Chief Health Officer has also directed that:

  • extra health screening be performed
  • staff do not to work across multiple facilities, and
  • staff must wear personal protective equipment.

The restrictions take effect from 8am, 29 August 2020.

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

  • Tabeel aged care at Laidley
  • Trinder Park aged care at Woodridge
  • Karawatha House at Woodridge
  • St Paul’s aged care at Caboolture
  • Zion at Nundah.

We are also asking residents and staff to interact only within their designated community living areas and not throughout the whole site.

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, Ipswich and surrounds area are now closed.

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

If you have any enquiries please call 1800 243 935.