COVID-19: Hawkesbury Living Richmond aged care in coronavirus lockdown

A COVID-19 case at a sporting venue in the Hawkesbury has sparked the lockdown of a nearby nursing home.


Kate Lockley Rouse Hill Times August 27, 2020 3:12pm
Hawkesbury Living aged care in Richmond has gone into voluntary lockdown on Thursday after a confirmed COVID-19 case at a nearby sporting venue. Picture: Supplied
Hawkesbury Living aged care in Richmond has gone into voluntary lockdown on Thursday after a confirmed COVID-19 case at a nearby sporting venue.

A nursing home in Sydney’s north west has gone into lockdown on Thursday following a confirmed COVID-19 case at a neighbouring venue.

Hawkesbury Living aged care has been voluntarily locked down after a positive coronavirus case was reported at the neighbouring Windsor netball courts.

The nursing home is a 10-minute drive from the venue and NSW Health has not enforced a lockdown of the facility.

A statement from the nursing home said that a COVID-19 outbreak management plan and team were on standby in the event the virus spread to residents or staff.

NSW Health has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case at Windsor netball courts. Picture: Google Maps
NSW Health has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case at Windsor netball courts.

“At this stage the lockdown is a precautionary measure only, not a direction from NSW Health,” chief executive Kimberley Talbot said.

“We are taking no chances, and ready to mobilise our procedures just in case.

“Hawkesbury Living is safe and virus free, thanks to the extraordinary work of staff and support of residents and their families.

“We are COVID-19 free because we put procedures in place very early in the year, when the outbreak was occurring across the world, and are very risk averse.”

NSW Health is currently conducting contact tracing from the netball courts.

A Hawkesbury Living spokesperson said screening procedures had been established at the home at the start of the pandemic for all people entering the facility.

Families of residents are encouraged to contact the home on 4578 2966 for updates on the situation.

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Pictures: Supplied. Google Maps
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