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COVID-19 Updates



July 9, 2021


Dear Residents, Families and Staff:


The weekly newsletters will transition to bi-weekly.  The newsletters will continue to be a forum to share pertinent and relevant news that VCV hopes will be beneficial for all.


Easing restrictions in long term care homes:


As of July 7, 2021, Directive #3 has been updated, a few of the highlighted changes include:

  • for outdoor visits: the limit on number of visitors is 10 visitors
  • for indoor visits: all residents can have up to two caregivers and two general visitors visit residents indoors at the same time
  • the limit on the number of persons who can be designated as caregivers has been removed
  • resident cohorting requirements can be relaxed for outdoor activities
  • personal care services such as hairdressing or barber services are permitted in homes


For the full list of changes, please visit:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-guidance-document-long-term-care-homes-ontario


As Ontario continues to move towards easing restrictions, we continue to ask that everyone remaines vigilant in our fight against COVID-19.  It is necessary to keep practicing thorough hand hygiene, proper physical distancing, wearing face masks, and to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available. 


Through our continued commitment to the health and safety of those around us, we can help save lives, reduce COVID-19 related hospitalizations, and stop the spread together.




Personal care services such as hairdressing and barber services are permitted in long-term care homes in accordance with all applicable laws including regulations under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.


To book an appointment please contact reception for further details. Appointments are being booked commencing July 19, 2021.


Eye Clinic:


Eyecare Express Clinic will be hosting a clinic on Wednesday July 28, 2021 between 9:30am-3:00pm. 


To book an appointment please contact Heather Barrow, Admissions Coordinator at: vcvSupportCoord@universalcareinc.ca


General Visits:


With the changes to general indoor visitors permitted into long term care homes as of July 7, 20201, please contact Jessics Fabbro, Programs Manager,  to book an appointment.  Prior to the indoor visit  being approved, you will be required to review and signoff the required eduation.  Jessica can be reached at: vcvprogmanager@universalcareinc.ca


Please refer to the following document for information regarding general visitor guideliines: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-information-visitors-long-term-care-homes