COVID-19: Statement from Wesley Mission – 28 August 2021

Tenants at 17-19 James Street, Windale, underwent a second round of testing on Friday, 27 August, and continue to isolate.

The public health unit has advised all tenants that isolation will continue until further notice, and a third round of testing will be conducted on Monday. When Monday’s testing results have been received, a further review will take place. The focus remains on the health response, and the public health unit endeavours only to keep people in isolation for as long as is absolutely essential. 

CEO of Wesley Mission, Rev Stu Cameron, acknowledges the positive partnership between tenants and all interagency contributors onsite.

“As isolation continues, this comes with an increased sense of uncertainty for some tenants. People are generally coping well and sharing their needs willingly. Wesley Mission is working closely with the public health unit to facilitate individual requests promptly, and we want to thank tenants for their patience and collaboration,” says Mr Cameron.

The tenant confirmed as a positive case of COVID-19 continues to be supported off-site and remains in contact with the Wesley Community Housing team. 

“Daily welfare checks and calls from chaplains continue to individual tenants. Private security arranged as part of the health response is in place to make sure that no one other than official interagency support workers carrying out the health response, who are suitably protected, have access to the units,” said Mr Cameron.

Media contact:

Amanda Bailey, Public Affairs Manager

Hunter New England Health has arranged a pop-up testing clinic at Windale this weekend

The clinic is being held at The Purple House, corner South and Lake Streets, Windale and will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8 am-4 pm. No appointments are necessary, and collections will be taken in the car park. Please maintain social distancing and follow health instructions.

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