NEWSLETTER - (29th January 2021)

February 5, 2021
        N E W S L E T T E R

As the COVID infections at Caister have increased, the current lockdown will continue until further notice. Due to the above, staff members residing on the premises have been sent home to be quarantined and this may result in delays in respect of the services we provide and respectfully request that residents be patient during this trying time.

The number of active cases in Kwa Zulu Natal is of great concern as these numbers far exceed the other provinces, and for this reason the lockdown is necessary for your own protection. Please see daily updates on the notice board.

Residents are reminded that they may only exit the premises in case of an emergency which has to be authorized by management. The bus has been made available on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s for residents who need to visit the bank and all other requirements can be ordered online and delivered to the Caister.

A pilot program is about to be initiated where family members of residents will receive a weekly update on social media re the current lockdown situation at Caister Lodge. If your family member is not receiving this communication, we do not have their details on file. Residents are requested to advise reception of any changes that need to be updated on their file so as the line of communication reaches all persons concerned.

The annual Flu Vaccine is expected to be available from the beginning of March at a cost of R140.00, which is not covered by medical aid. Please put your name down on the list provided on the notice board if you would like the medical staff in the clinic to administer this vaccine to you.

During this difficult time of lockdown and social distancing, please remember that the dining room tables are available on a “First Come First Serve” basis and social distancing should be adhered to when queueing for meals.

The board’s decision to put the Currie Right and Currie Left lifts on hold while the Hotel Block lifts are given priority to be replaced. The order for these lifts have been placed with Kone Lifts in the Netherlands and after manufacture and shipping, it is expected to be delivered on site in about six months when the installation thereof will commence. This process is expected to take about eight weeks per lift.

Although we have had some good summer rains we should still use water sparingly, as we have a long winter ahead to consider. Please see below the current dam levels that feed the greater Durban area:-

    Albert Falls Dam            37.36%
    Midmar Dam                              100.69%
    Inanda Dam                 101.71%
    Hazelmere Dam                 56.29%

PATRICK ROBERT 29th January 2021