The Department of Health and Human Services has again changed visitor directives for residential aged care homes.
In essence, you will no longer need to make a booking to visit a loved one – however you MUST follow the below Changes to visitor restrictions and adhere to the directives within.
If you have already made a booking for a weekend visit or beyond, we ask you to adhere to the following restrictions and adjust your plans accordingly.
Please note – new limits on the number of people able to visit and the duration have been applied to visitor restrictions and to exemptions, and our door monitors will be screening based on the following changes:
Visits to aged care are permitted in the following circumstances:
Additionally, there have been changes to the directives around residents leaving a residential care facility, as per below:
Residents can leave their care facility for any reason, provided they comply with current restrictions in Victoria.
When residents leave the facility, they should be reminded of the current restrictions, including:
For more information on when a person is required to wear a face mask, please visit the Face masks webpage.
Residents should not be confined to their rooms nor should the facility be in lockdown.
Residents should be screened upon their return, for example, having their temperature checked. Residents do not need to be isolated upon their return except on specific advice from the Department of Health.
Please note, our facilities are not in lockdown however the doors remain locked to allow us to effectively screen and control the flow of people through the building.
Thank you for taking the time to read and understand these latest changes and for your assistance in allowing our residents to remain safe.