Prior to the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday evening Vince and Lindsay had already started developing a strategy to address any changes that may be necessary resulting from the extended lockdown.

We are aware of and appreciate the concerns of both our residents, their families and equally importantly our staff and are actively taking steps to minimise and address the concerns and worries resulting from the potential changes.

Lindsay has already contacted all staff to identify their preferences regarding the hours they are available in order to maintain a work life balance.

In true Team Hendra style, the response has been amazing, and Lindsay will commence redesigning the staff rotas accordingly to ensure that the safety of our residents and our staff will continue to be our main priority throughout the pandemic.

On a positive note, I am delighted to announce that all resident and staff swabs taken during October have come back negative and means that since the outbreak of the pandemic NO positive results of either residents or staff have been recorded. Thanks to everyone at the home, your dedication and professionalism have been an inspiration to so many.