A Griffith nursing home has responded to the growing COVID outbreak in Sydney by implementing a precautionary lockdown.
The outbreak has stemmed from a Sydney driver who frequently transported international plane crew to and from the airport to hotels.
Last week, The Pioneers Lodge temporarily implemented a lockdown, informing family members via email that they were shutting over the weekend to visitors.
The precautionary measure was put in place due to a lockdown that was implemented at another local nursing home.
The Pioneers Lodge declined to comment to The Area News on the matter due to a no media policy.
BUPA Aged Care have not enforced any lockdowns since 2020 at the height of the pandemic, however according to their website and the Griffith team, they are continuing to ensure visitors have received their flu shots, are signing in and have not been to any hotspots within the past 14 days.
An anonymous worker told us that implementing a lockdown now would only serve to stress residents out, and there were plenty of precautionary measures in place to ensure the safety and health of its residents.
Currently there are 22 cases in the Sydney outbreak, however this number is expected to rise with a number of venue alerts being put out by NSW Health, and fragments of COVID-19 being detected in the sewerage of various suburban areas.
"Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to get tested without delay and isolate until a negative result is received" NSW Health has said in a recent statement.
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