Good Afternoon,



There continues to be no one on site, staff or residents/tenants, presenting with any signs or symptoms of Covid-19. We are so grateful, especially as we watch numbers rise within the province.


All social visitation goes through the Visitation Coordinator. You can contact her at 250-940-1028 local 1125.


If you have had a social visit with us, and would like to give feedback we now have a feedback form. You can request one through email at Selkirk-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.com   or after your next visit.


Our 3 visiting locations have been going well and at this time we are not needing to add a 4th location. If you have booked an outside visit, please know that if the weather is poor you will be moved to an alternate inside location.


If you are needing to cancel or rebook your visit, please give us as much notice as possible so we can try to fit someone else in that spot. Please send an email to Selkirk-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.com or via phone at local 1125. If families have questions regarding the visitations please contact Brian DelRay at local 1102, either he or another Selkirk Covid Committee member will contact you.


There has been some movement in having hairdressing classified as more of a trade, and therefore would not be subject to the Single Site Order mandated by the province to work at one Assisted Living and/or Complex Care site. The hairdresser would be required to only visit one site per day, but could resume at Selkirk on days she is not elsewhere. Hopefully this will occur, and I will keep you updated on the situation as I get more details.


Jordan who is the recreation aid on the 6th floor Fenton unit entertained the whole building by putting on an outdoor concert in the courtyard. He played the violin and was assisted by an amplifier to ensure even those on the 7th floor could hear him.  Staff made sure to open the windows on the upper floors and residents came to their windows or the dining room or lounge to listen to him play. We are very thankful for Jordan and his musical talents.


It is vital for everyone’s safety that the requirements listed below are complied with. Unfortunately we have seen people transporting their loved ones without the use of masks etc. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you. Let us keep each other safe.

1) Be screened by the nurse or greeter prior to the trip and prior to returning to the floor

2) Comply with strict hand hygiene: Soap and water for at least 20 seconds (required when hands visibly soiled) and/or Hand sanitizer

3)  Wear a surgical mask during transport

4)  Comply with using transport as mechanism to get to/from medical appointments; must not ask transport to stop in between trips for social or other purposes (ie: cannot stop for coffee or to shop)

1)  Pre-screen calls to all passengers prior to transport

2)  Must transport only 1 resident at a time, unless from same facility can transport up to 2 residents at a time maximizing distance seated

3)  Seat the client and escort (if there is one) at the furthest distance from the driver in order to observe a 2 meter distance

4)  If weather permits, keep the windows open to improve ventilation

5)  Ensure vehicle is cleaned, with high touch surfaces (i.e: Drivers station, door handles, overhead grab bar, windows control buttons, lock buttons, seat locks, seat buckles/belts, seat backs, center console, arm rests, credit/debit machines) are being sanitized with appropriate disinfectant, prior to and after resident transfer.

1) Self-Assess with BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool prior to arriving at facility

2) Be screened by the greeter with the Island Health Screening Tool

3) Limit presence in patient care areas, ideally restricting driver to stay in lobby or outside unless resident requires stretcher (attempt to limit presence inside to <15 minutes; complying with physical distancing of 6 feet)

4) Comply with strict hand hygiene: Soap and water for at least 20 seconds (required when hands visibly soiled) and/or Hand sanitizer

5) Wear surgical mask when in contact with resident (including during the car ride)




Reminders for your loved one to Stay Safe:

Again, the following four points are so critical to discuss with your loved ones. Please help us by reminding your loved one of the following:

  1. Practice social distancing (6 feet apart)
  2. Perform proper Hand Hygiene (Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds or greater with the alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and hot water). This is very important
  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  4. If exhibiting any symptoms (fever, cough and difficulty breathing) please inform staff immediately.


Thank You


For a little dose of laughter, click the link for Victoria’s own Covid Buster Buskers performing in Beacon Hill Park recently