21Sep, 2020

Coronavirus Update

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We now have a total of 69 Covid-19 positive cases. Since we last communicated, we have just one active case of infection in elders, with a further 38 having recovered, and five deaths, as previously reported. Of the 25 staff cases recorded to date, 23 have recovered.

For Tafta elders and staff alike, it has been a long 6 months as infection entered our homes and sadly, claimed the lives of five elders.  Their loss must remain a reminder to us all that while we are seeing a drastic reduction in cases, we do remain in the midst of a deadly epidemic and as the President stated, we must ensure that we protect our homes from a resurgence in infection; a fate that has befallen a vast number of countries the world over.

It is for this reason that we too proceed with caution in how we open our homes and facilities to the ‘greater world’ to prevent being hit by a ‘second wave’ of infection.  Our leadership team is aware of regulations that now allow for visitation in facilities like our own and we ask that you remain patient with us as we deliberate the best way forward. We do understand that Alert Level one will be implemented from today, 21 September 2020 and we will soon communicate new processes and protocols for Tafta’s homes and services.

If you have any queries regarding friends or family members residing at the affected facilities, please contact the management team of the home or email intake@tafta.org.za