14 July – Lockdown update

Dear ATV friends and relatives,

I wanted to let you know that the Abel Tasman Village staff have been very responsive in their uptake of the COVID vaccine. We were fortunate to be approached by the Department of Health to host a vaccination hub, which was held here at ATV for residents and staff yesterday (Tuesday 13th).

The staff came out in droves and we are happy to let you know that as at today’s date, we have 87% of our staff in residential care and 73% of staff in homecare vaccinated (either 1 or 2 doses). There are also a number of staff who already had appointments booked for a vaccination, so we are expecting that percentage to rise. We can also report that 96% of residents have been vaccinated (either 1 or 2 doses). This is a tremendous effort in the current climate and all ATV staff and residents should be congratulated.

Unfortunately, the NSW Government has extended the lockdown for another 2 weeks to 30th July. This will mean, unfortunately, that ATV will have to exclude visitors until the COVID numbers look more positive. We thank you for your patience and support in what is such a challenging time for us all.

Margaret Russell,
General Manager