COVID-19 Information

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For residential aged care residents, families and friends – Belair, Woodcroft and McLaren Vale

28 May 2020 11.15am

Belair Residential Aged Care 

This morning we received the good news that the test results for the Belview resident are clear for COVID-19 and influenza.
This means that the precautionary measures implemented yesterday at Kalyra Belair Aged Care have been reviewed and visitor access has been restored with residents free to move about the home again.
Thank you for your understanding and support.  
Please continue to book visits online (one visit of up to two people per resident per day between Monday and Friday) and remember hand-washing and social distancing will help us keep COVID-19 at the door.

If you have any questions, please email


27 May 2020 3pm

Belair Residential Aged Care 

Kalyra Belair Aged Care is taking precautionary measures in response to two residents presenting with cold symptoms in the past two days.

The two residents from Belview wing are being tested for COVID-19 and influenza—one has already returned a negative result.

All residents in Belview are asked to stay in their rooms and visitors to that wing have been restricted temporarily until the test results have been received.

Visiting other Kalyra Belair Residential Aged Care wings – Magnolia and Rosella – is unaffected. 

The health and wellbeing of residents and staff is our first priority and although the risk is very low, we are acting with an abundance of caution.

We will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions, please email or visit our website


22 May   VIDEO Kalyra CEO Sara Blunt announces increased visits to residential aged care.

From next Monday 25 May, you will be able to visit your loved ones in residential aged care, like here at Belair, once a day from Monday to Friday rather than twice a week.
The same conditions set down by the Federal Government – one visit per resident per day and of up to half an hour and no children under 16 still apply.
And special provisions remain in place for residents in palliative care and other special circumstances. As our visitor restrictions in residential aged care ease, and we see life in the broader community edge closer to life before COVID-19, keeping up the infection control becomes even more vital.
Our entry protocols are there to protect your family member, so please:
• Use the online booking page on our website
• Make sure you’ve had your flu shot – no jab no entry
• Complete the health declaration and temperature check on arrival
• And keep up the 1.5m social distancing


12 May   Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes During COVID-19 

The Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19 has been released by 13 aged care peak bodies, including Aged & Community Services (ACSA) of which Kalyra is a member, and consumer advocacy organisations. The Code creates a nationally consistent approach that ensures residents can receive visitors while minimising the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.


11 May   UPDATED Visitor Guidelines: twice a week visits from 11 May.


8 May   VIDEO Kalyra CEO Sara Blunt discusses the road to recovery from the threat of COVID-19 ahead of Mother’s Day 2020.

7 May    Mother’s Day – special visitor arrangements for 9 & 10 May
Belair Visitor Mother’s Day Visitor Bookings
McLaren Vale Mother’s Day Visitor Bookings
Woodcroft Mother’s Day Visitor Bookings


29 April Booking a visit – residential aged care from 30 April


27 April Updated information re visiting Kalyra residential aged care


21 April Important CEO message re visitors and Kalyra residential aged care


21 April New entry exemptions for residential aged care facilities – Updated COVID-19 Direction.  This directive clarifies details new changes for entry into residential aged care facilities in South Australia.


9 April Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 2) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. The directive above has outlined further details regarding the prohibition of entry to aged care facilities in South Australia.


NO VISITORS until further notice
From 10am Wednesday 25 March 2020, Kalyra will no longer allow any visitors into its residential aged care facilities at Belair, Woodcroft or McLaren Vale.

This is a further precautionary measure to protect the most vulnerable members of our community. This directive will be reviewed on 6 May 2020.


Updated 8 April Letter to families re extension of visitor restrictions


Updated 8 April No Visitors at Kalyra Residential Aged Care Facilities


25 March CEO Memo: No Visitors at Kalyra Residential Aged Care Facilities


For retirement living residents

16 March 2020 Letter for Kalyra Retirement Living Residents


For Kalyra Help at Home clients

16 March 2020 Letter for Help at Home clients


For Staff

15 May 2020 CEO message to staff
“I can feel can feel our next challenge – keeping vigilant and fighting complacency…” Sara Blunt, Kalyra CEO

Updated 31 March 2020 Staff Frequently Asked Questions 

27 March 2020 CEO Staff Message


Key links

Department of Health – Health Alerts

Department of Health – General Resources

Department of Health – National Health Plan resources

SA Health – Coronavirus resources and updates

SA Health – Coronavirus clinics and testing centres

ACSA Update – Coronavirus 12 March 2020


Hand washing

WHO: How to handwash? With soap and water

New Federal Government campaign videos

Coronavirus – stay informed

Help stop the spread

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