COVID-19 Update – Barossa Valley

COVID-19 Update – Barossa Valley
March 30, 2020 BVWebAdmin

Monday, March 30, 2020

As a result of 34 confirmed cases of coronavirus being linked to the Barossa region, including Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Williamstown and Lyndoch, effective Monday, March 30 until further notice:

  • All schools, early childhood facilities and Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) services in and between the towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, Angaston, Lyndoch are closed
  • Travel in or out of these towns is now limited and any non-essential travel within the region is discouraged
  • A dedicated COVID-19 testing clinic has opened at Tanunda War Memorial Hospital for people in the region with COVID-19 symptoms
  • People over 70 are recommended to stay at home

A full statement from SA Health is available here:

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/about+us/news+and+media/all+media+releases/covid-19+update+29+march++2020

A map of the affected areas is here:

https://www.sa.gov.au/covid-19/latest-updates/barossa-valley-covid-19-cluster

We all need to continue to self-isolate, social distance and be rigorous with hygiene, including hand sanitiser gel and washing your hands. If anybody feels unwell, showing symptoms of a sore throat, runny nose or a high temperature, please self-isolate and get tested as soon as possible.

A reminder that the Residency is not receiving visitors and we ask that visits to reception at The Lodge are kept to a minimum.  For enquiries phone 08 8562 0300.

  • When both of my children went off to university I was at a bit of a loose end. I didn't really want to return to full time work but I knew I still had a lot to give. Now I have a weekly meeting with several Barossa Village residents - we have a coffee, a chat and I help them with their shopping. It's a rewarding part of my week.
    Glenys (46)
  • "My 80 year old mother had a fall and broke her shoulder. The level of service offered by Barossa Village was incredible - showering, dressing, driving to doctor's appointments. I live interstate and couldn't be with her all the time. It made me feel a lot happier that she was well looked after and she also recovered quickly."
    James (48), Melbourne
  • "I live by myself in my own home at least 20 kilometres from Barossa Village. But I get involved in all of their social programs including trips to wineries, picnics and film afternoons. I really look forward to my days out and a few laughs."
    Jane (82), Angaston
  • "I just wasn't aware that a thing like Transitional Care existed. Mum was recovering from a bowel operation and we just couldn't lift her so Barossa Village arranged a care program until she was back on her feet - which freed us up to cook her healthy meals and spend quality time with her."
    Bronwyn (49), Angaston
  • "My Dad really feared losing his independence but after Mum died he wasn't eating properly and had several falls. The Residency staff were very sensitive to his needs and made sure he had plenty of space and time to adjust when he moved in. Now he has made several mates, has put on weight and is telling jokes again."
    John (51), Tanunda
  • "We love packing the caravan and just heading off for a couple of months when we feel like it. Our cottage is monitored for security and the garden is maintained while we are away - it makes life very easy and flexible."
    Bill (65) and Maureen (62)