Information relating to COVID-19

Stay Safe, Stay Well

At Adventist Senior Living we take the health and wellbeing of our residents and employees seriously. This includes our management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We would like to reassure you that we have vigorous infection control procedures in place and we are confident that these measures are helping us to keep our residents safe.
We know how important it is for our residents to have meaningful contact with their loved ones and we thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to strive to protect all the residents in our care and those in the community.
We appreciate how patient you have all been with the constant changing of visitor restriction guidelines.

David Knight
Chief Executive Officer
Adventist Senior Living


Adventist Senior Living works under the advice of NSW Health for visitation.  NSW Health has reviewed and updated NSW COVID-19 hotspots and areas of increased testing. 

Until further notice, if you work in, live in or have visited the following areas, you are excluded from entry or visitation to our residential aged care facilities:


Visitor Screening

All visitors are screened before entering our facilities.  To avoid disappointment, before you visit, please check the NSW Health website for  hotspots and COVID-19 case locations.

Influenza Vaccination

From 1 June 2021 to 30 September 2021 it is a NSW Government requirement for all staff, visitors, volunteers and contractors to be vaccinated for influenza before entering residential aged care facilities. If you are not vaccinated from this date you will be refused entry unless you have a valid medical exemption certificate.


Special Visitor Restriction Notice

Alstonville Adventist Aged Care Facility, Alton Lodge and Avondale House  reopened to visitors under the following restrictions:


  • All staff and visitors must wear a mask
  • Only 2 visitors per resident each day
    • Visits to be held in the residents room
    • No visitors are permitted from Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour)
    • Visitors who have travelled to the Central Coast or Greater Sydney basin (including Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) on or after 21 June 2021 are not permitted to visit.
    • People wishing to visit from these areas must apply under the exceptional circumstances provisions in the Visitors Code of Conduct.

These arrangements will be in place until Friday 30 July 2021 or advised otherwise by NSW Health.

Unless otherwise notified, screening times for visiting hours are as below.


Alstonville Aged Care Facility

Monday to Thursday – 10am to 4pm

Fridays – 10am to 2pm

Weekends – 10am to 2pm as follows:


Saturday Sunday
17 July 2021  
  25 July 2021
31 July 2021  

Avondale House and Alton Lodge

Monday to Friday – 10am to 4pm

Weekends and Public Holidays- 1pm to 4pm on alternate weekend days as follows:


Avondale House and Alton Lodge

Date Alton Lodge Avondale House
Saturday 17 July Closed 1pm – 4pm
Sunday 18 July 1pm – 4pm Closed
Saturday 24 July 1pm – 4pm Closed
Sunday 25 July Closed 1pm – 4pm
Saturday 31 July Closed 1pm – 4pm
Sunday 1 August 1pm – 4pm Closed

Requirement to Hand Sanitise

It is a NSW Health requirement that all visitors sanitise their hands at 3 points:


          • On entry to the facility
          • On entering their loved one’s room
          • When exiting the room.

Further information

To read the latest COVID-19 statistics for NSW including Heat Map of NSW hotspots by postcode, go to the Find the Facts about COVID-19 page at the NSW Government website.

To read Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19 code visit the COTA for older Australians website.

Don’t forget: If you have further questions please call Adventist Senior Living on 4977 0000 or send any query to

Thank you for your co-operation as we strive to protect those we care for.


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