COVID VISITING RESTRICTIONS as at 1 April 2021

Today’s press conference with the Premier and Chief Health Officer was a case of good news / bad news.

Good news – restrictions to the greater Brisbane are have been lifted.

Bad news – visitor restrictions to residential aged care facilities restricted for a further two weeks

 

This means the current situation remains in place for all aged care facilities across Queensland.

Visitation restrictions to aged care homes in Queensland

Queensland Health has announced that all non-essential visits to residential aged care facilities in Queensland will cease. This is expected to continue for a further 14 days (till 15 April) unless otherwise declared by the Queensland Chief Health Officer

Anyone attending these facilities in Queensland, including staff, must wear a single-use surgical face mask. People will still be able to visit their loved ones who are at end of life.

In accordance with the current Queensland Government Aged Care Direction, additional restrictions now apply to visitation to these homes, including the following:

A person must not enter a restricted Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) unless they are:

  • An employee, contractor or student of the aged care facility;
  • Providing goods or services necessary for the operation of the facility;
  • Providing health, medical, personal care, or pharmaceutical services;
  • Administering a COVID-19 vaccination;
  • Attending for an end of life visit;
  • Undertaking emergency management, law enforcement or the exercise of a power or function of a government agency;
  • A prospective resident, or the support person of a prospective resident;
  • Maintaining continuity of care for a resident, and the operator of the facility has granted permission for them to enter.

General visitation is not permitted – read more here

As with previous lockdown periods we will have additional activities staff on each day to assist residents with phone call and video calls.  Please call us if you require assistance with contacting your loved one.

As always stay safe and have a Happy Easter