WE ARE SO PLEASED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT OUR RESIDENTS AND STAFF HAVE RECEIVED THE SECOND DOSE OF VACCINE! OUR ENTIRE FACILITY HAS BEEN VACCINATED.

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Health and safety are still a priority





Dear Residents, Family Members, Friends and Staff:

Heritage Place aspires to do everything in its power to protect the health and safety of residents and staff and to avoid preventable harm in a setting where residents are more vulnerable and physical distancing is not always possible. To achieve this, a COVID-19 mandatory “Workplace Vaccination Policy” has been adopted and implemented. Residents should feel secure with the knowledge that Heritage Place staff are taking all steps necessary to protect their own health and well-being. We all know that vaccinations are the best line of defense against COVID-19, and we are pleased with our current team member vaccination rates. Our policy to adhere to government requirements in support of our efforts aims to obtain a 100% vaccination rate. While we work towards our goal, we have implemented antigen point-of-care testing.


Yesterday, an additional measure to protect our most vulnerable has been approved by the government and all seniors living in Ontario’s retirement homes are eligible to receive a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, effective immediately. The recommended interval for residents of retirement homes to receive a third dose is at least 5 months after their second dose. This recommended interval will be maintained to ensure consistency in the ongoing Ontario vaccination program for retirement home residents. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility will share implementation details on the administration of the third dose as soon as these become available. Heritage Place is ready to respond when we are advised of our turn.


I couldn’t be more relieved or appreciative that our teamwork has paid off thus far and we should all be very proud that throughout the pandemic Heritage Place has remained 100 percent COVID-19 free. Now that we are ramping up, please know that your health and safety remain a priority and we continue to follow the most stringent quality health and safety practices. We have been able to count on our high level of infection control protocols which will continue to improve as we ride out the remainder of the COVID-19 fourth wave.



Vaccination Proof

The introduction of a vaccine certificate policy is an important step to encourage eligible individuals in Ontario to get vaccinated to limit further spread of the virus so that the province can continue to remain open and operational.


Can we choose to require individuals to show proof of vaccination at the point of entry to gain access to Heritage Place?


While only specified businesses or organizations are legally required to ask their patrons for proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID19, Retirement Homes have not been included in this grouping. However, Heritage Place will endeavour to establish additional policies or requirements pertaining to our visitors and will implement said policies when given the go-ahead to do so.



LETTER FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER