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COVID-19 Wellington

Ryman Healthcare COVID-19 update Wellington | 28 June 2021

Written by David King
on June 28, 2021

Dear residents and families,

This is a short update on restrictions at our Wellington villages following the Government’s decision to extend the Level 2 conditions until tomorrow.

Our villages in the Wellington region – Bob Scott, Charles Fleming, Malvina Major, Rita Angus and Shona McFarlane – will remain closed to visitors for the moment.

This includes visitors to our care centres and serviced apartments as well as visits to our independent residents in townhouses and apartments. Visits to residents in palliative or end-of-life care will still be permitted, just get in touch with our team to make arrangements.

Our team members will continue to wear face masks as part of the precautions and have their temperatures checked.

We will review this decision again on Tuesday and will be in touch with you again as soon as we can.

For our independent and serviced apartment residents, we ask that you continue to stay home as much as possible for the moment.

As we did during the previous COVID alerts, we will deliver you anything you need urgently – just let us know!

Help is at hand – just ask!

If you have any questions about any challenges you or a family member is facing, please talk to your village manager.

If you are concerned for the welfare of any of our residents, or you think they could do with a friendly call or visit from a member of our team, please do not hesitate to get in touch with either your village manager or our support team on residentsupport@rymanhealthcare.com

Any resident who needs counselling is welcome to call our OCP service on 0800 377 990.

For more general inquiries you can call 0800 588 222 or email residentsupport@rymanhealthcare.com

Thanks once again

Kind regards,


Cheyne Chalmers


COVID-19 symptoms

We know you’ve probably seen this before, but a reminder that the symptoms to watch out for include:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature (at least 37.5˚C)
  • shortness of breath
  • a sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • temporary loss of smell and taste
  • conjunctivitis
  • muscle aches
  • headaches

If you have any of these symptoms contact your GP or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Please make sure you get tested for COVID-19 if your GP recommends it.

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About Ryman Healthcare:

Ryman was founded in 1984 and has become one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. The company owns and operates 43 retirement villages in New Zealand and Australia which are home to more than 12,750 residents and the company employs 6,300 staff.

Media advisory: For further information, photos, interviews or comment please contact Corporate Affairs Manager David King on 03 366 4069 or 021 499 602 or Communications Advisor Maryvonne Gray on 027 552 0767.

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