April 9, 2021
        N E W S L E T T E R

As the COVID-19 virus is still with us the protocols put in place on the 12th February 2021 is still in force. As per last month’s Newsletter, residents are reminded of the restrictions at Caister Lodge.

1.Visitors are allowed during morning tea (a maximum of two visitors per resident) on the veranda or in the lounge. 2.Residents may leave the premises to attend to their personal shopping needs, going to the hairdresser, beauty parlour etc. 3.Residents who choose to leave the premises overnight are strongly encouraged to self-isolate on their return. The onus is on the resident to self-isolate, social distance and avoid contact with other persons as it is their responsibility not to infect their fellow resident. 4.Tracking and Tracing needs to be recorded when residents exit the premises.

To date, we have had no communication regarding the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. A small number of clinic staff have been able to register for the vaccine and as yet no one has received a registration number. Staff of a private care facility are not considered as frontline workers and therefore are not expected to be vaccinated before the middle of July 2021. Residents are advised that if they had the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from their doctor or pharmacy, they are strongly urged to do so, as we are not sure when the vaccine will be available for the Caister residents.

The suppliers of the flu vaccine have informed us that the vaccines will be available by the middle of April 2021. As soon as the stock arrives, time slots will be provided for the administering thereof. Residents are reminded that the flu vaccine administered by the clinic cannot be claimed from their medical aid and should you wish to submit a claim, you would need to approach your pharmacy or doctor.

The updated service charges from the clinic has been placed on the notice board for your information. Please take note of the times these services are available and call the clinic in advance to book your slot.

Please see the dam levels below showing improvements due to the good summer rains. Please continue to use water sparingly as we have a long winter ahead of us.

    Albert Falls Dam              53.50%
    Midmar Dam              100.80%
    Inanda Dam                  100.90%
    Hazelmere Dam               56.10%

PATRICK ROBERT 31st March 2021