17 July – Lockdown update

Hello to you all,

I hope you are staying safe and well during the lockdown. I’m sure most of you would have been watching the Premier’s press conference this morning and will now know that further dramatic restrictions are coming in to place from midnight tonight.

Given the prevalence of numbers of infections in our area of SW Sydney, I’m sure you will all be supportive of ATV taking whatever action it needs to protect our residents.  In that light, the management team has decided that we need to limit items being dropped off at ATV by resident family members.

From Monday 19th July, only essential items will be allowed to be dropped off for residents. This will mean that dropping off anything that can be provided by ATV will not be permitted. There will also be a limitation of a drop off once per week and only Monday to Friday during office hours. Items will need to be dropped off at the Admin office and they will then be fully sanitized prior to giving to residents. Essential items do not include biscuits, chocolate, takeaway food etc. These types of items will not be permitted to be left for residents.

Please note we have made this decision to also ensure family members are not placing themselves at risk of breaching the current restrictions (particularly those in relation to movement between the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool Local Government Areas). If you are in any doubt as to whether an item is allowed to be dropped off please contact our office for further information.

Thank you again for your support and collaboration in keeping our residents safe. Also be assured that we are doing our best to keep residents motivated in a challenging environment, as per our earlier post today.

Margaret Russell,
General Manager