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Update on St Ives Retirement Living COVID-19 Scenario Planning for Next of Kin or Emergency Contact

Sunday 31st January 2021

First case of community transmission within Western Australia

As we are sure you have seen in the media, today Western Australia reported the first case of community transmission Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) since 11 April 2020. Further to our recent update in November 2020, we just wanted to let you know that today we have stood up the St Ives Crisis Management Team to meet on a daily basis to actively monitor the situation that is unfolding.

Should there be three (3) consecutive days of community transmission in WA, we will likely take further steps to protect your loved ones health, safety, and wellbeing. As outlined previously, at this time, we will consider enhancing restrictions across the village including closure of all communal facilities and ceasing all events and non-essential services, together with additional precautions. This will be for 14 days and be subject to regular and ongoing review.

At this time, there will also be screening put in place for all visitors and all staff and people invited on site by St Ives, together with Home Care providers will be required to wear face masks.

Should there be three (3) days of community transmission (or cases from an unknown source, beyond hotel quarantine) across WA, we will likely enact the following measures:

Should there be widespread community transmission across WA, it is likely that the WA government will mandate a community lockdown. In this case, we will comply with all directions of the WA government, like we did earlier in the year. We may however go beyond this, if it is deemed necessary. In this situation, our approach is to, in addition to measures from scenario 1:

We have also planned for the unlikely event of a positive case of COVID-19 within our villages, both from a resident and staff perspective to ensure deep cleaning and this may also result in further lockdowns to impacted village/s. We are prepared to act swiftly in this situation to protect your loved one/s health, however we certainly hope that we don’t have to put this into practice.

With all of this in mind, if you are visiting your loved one/s, we ask that you continue to:

We thank you for your support during these times and let us hope that this is an isolated case – rest assured we are prepared for any eventuality that occurs.

If there is anything we can do to further assist or if you have any concerns or questions in relation to this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Village team or email info@stivesretirementliving.com.au.

We thank you again for your understanding and support during these difficult times.

Best regards

John Ford

Chief Executive Officer

Greg Scroop

General Manager, Operations