GEORGE NEWS - The Tuiniqua Care Centre has been put under lockdown and various stringent measures have been implemented to protect its residents.
Only essential personnel are allowed on the premises and their movement is being restricted. Visitors are not allowed in and residents are not allowed out.
Manager Alani Voigt said they want to be rather safe than sorry. Personnel are being fetched with the centre's minibus so as to avoid the use of public transport. Hands are sanitised upon entering the premises at the gate. They are also not allowed to leave the premises for lunch.
"We have arranged for deliveries by the different suppliers that have their own sanitising protocols in place. A couple who run a tuck shop, will also be upping their stock so people can shop on site. Cash may not be used. The tuck shop as well as the hairdresser will be getting card machines so that cash can be avoided."
She said residents receive visits from families and also visitors from overseas.
"If we continue to allow everyone in, and a resident has contact with a person positive with the coronavirus, then we will have to isolate the place in any case, so we are rather taking steps to avoid infection as far as possible," said Voigt.
George Herald has heard that Badisa's senior homes are also under lockdown, but response from the local manager is being awaited to confirm this.
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