COVID-19 Response



Visitor guidelines

As directed by the Chief Health Officer, all Scalabrini villages in Greater Sydney remain CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS, except for those providing essential care or visiting a relative in end of life care. 

In the interest of resident safety, ESSENTIAL CARE VISTORS entering the village from the Fairfield or Canterbury-Bankstown LGAs are kindly asked to have a COVID-19 test every 3 days. 


Staff and visitors must wear a surgical mask while in the village. 


Visitors will not be able to enter the village if you:

Wearing a face mask

The main value of wearing a mask is to protect other people. If used correctly, masks may prevent sick people from infecting others. 

If you are unknowingly infected, wearing a mask will reduce the chance that you pass COVID-19 on to others. 

Even if you are wearing a mask, stay 1.5 metres away from others, if possible.

Tips on wearing a face mask


Residents leaving the village

As per NSW Health advice, residents should avoid leaving the village except for essential reasons such as a medical appointment.

Residents leaving the village for an essential purpose must wear appropriate PPE and follow infection control measures. 

COVID-19 vaccine information

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in reducing serious illness, hospitalisation and death. There are two COVID-19 vaccines currently available in Australia: Pfizer and AstraZeneca. 

For both vaccine types, you will need two doses at two appointments to complete the vaccination.

Information videos

WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Vaccines, variants and mass gatherings

How much protection does the current batch of COVID-19 vaccines provide us?

WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: vaccines, variants & doses

If you have already had COVID-19 do you still need both doses of the vaccine? Do these vaccines protect you against infection? Do they protect us against variants? WHO’s Dr Katherine O’Brien answers these questions.

WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Which vaccine should I take and what about side effects?

If you have the choice of more than one vaccine and are wondering which one to take and how?

WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: vaccines, pregnancy, menstruation, breastfeeding and fertility

What is the guidance for vaccination of women with breastfeeding infants, women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant and women who are menstruating? What about vaccines and fertility? WHO’s Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains in Science in 5.

WHO's Science in 5 on COVID-19: Vaccine myths vs science

WHO’s Dr Katherine O’Brien busts some vaccine myths related to infertility, DNA and composition of vaccines.

WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Vaccine dosage

How far apart should the doses of vaccines be? What if I miss my second dose? Can I get two doses from two different manufacturers? How was safety of vaccines ensured?

WHO's Science in 5 on COVID-19: Vaccines, variants & herd immunity

As new variants emerge people are wondering if they should wait until a more efficacious vaccine is available or if they should go ahead and get vaccinated now? Answering your questions on COVID-19 vaccines and variants.

WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Vaccines explained

If you have had COVID-19, should you still get vaccinated? Why are we not vaccinating children under 16? WHO’s Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains these and other vaccine related questions.

Do the current batch of approved COVID19 vaccines protect us from the Delta variant?

What is the level of protection? If you can still get infected even after being fully vaccinated, then why should we vaccinate?

COVID-19 vaccines development time

This video describes how COVID-19 vaccines have been able to safely be developed and rolled out quicker than other vaccines

COVID-19 vaccination – How vaccines work

This video describes how vaccines work in the body after you receive a vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccines – TGA approval process

This video explains the complex process that the Therapeutic Goods Administration goes through when assessing and approving vaccines.

Visiting hours

Monday to Friday

Appointments not required  from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Please speak with the Village Manager

Public Holidays

Please speak with the Village Manager

Visitor Rules of Entry

  • Do you or anyone living in your home currently have any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever (37.5oC or higher)
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Cough
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Body aches or pains
    • Diarrhoea
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
  • Have you or anyone currently living in your home:
    • Visited an area of concern in South Australia in the last 14 days? 
    • Returned from overseas in the last 14 days?
    • Visited any of the case locations identified by NSW Health?
    • Been in contact with someone who has received a positive test result for COVDI-19?
    • Been in contact with someone who is awaiting a test result for COVID-19?
    • Been in contact with someone who is suspected of having COVDI-19?
    • Been in contact with someone who may have been in contact with anyone who has or may have COVDI-19?

Measures in place to minimise risk

Scalabrini updates

Visitor Registration and Screening

Being Prepared

Staff Rules

Behind the Scenes Measures

Temperature Checks

COVID-19 status at our villages

COVID–19 symptoms

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.

Older people (60+ years of age, or 50+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) are more susceptible to getting sick with COVID-19. The risk of serious illnes, and death, increases with age, particularly those who have chronic illnesses or who may have a weakened immune system.

Most Common Symptoms

Less Common Symptoms

Serious Symptoms

Source: World Health Organisation 

COVID -19 myth busters

From the World Health Organisation (WHO)