Welcome back!!

 

As of Thursday 15 April restrictions have been lifted and visitors are once again permitted into aged care facilities.

Arrangements will be as they were previously with some limitations. These are because of the ongoing requirement to practice social distancing and the requirement for us to monitor the health of those entering the facility.

Visiting hours will remain 8:30am -4:30pm each day.

  • Please only visit in a residents room or the garden areas. You are asked not to mingle with residents other than your loved ones and refrain from using shared resident areas.
  • You must take your temperature; register your attendance and make your health declaration on the ipad; and wear the visitors sticker
  • You are encouraged to book your visit to avoid queues and to void multiple visitors

Restrictions on residents leaving the facility are also lifted as long as there is compliance with current health directions – e.g. not attending a indoor gathering of more than 100 people. We must be able to contact trace a residents movements so we ask that you notify the RN or CN where you are going and who you are going with.

 

THE NEED TO HAVE YOUR FLU VACCINATION IS BACK

(amended on 22 April)

As per the Queensland Health Aged Care Direction No27 issued on Thursday 22nd April, a person entering an aged care facility on or after 30 May 2021 must show proof of a current flu vaccination. The only exemptions from this requirement are

  • The person has a medical contraindication to the influenza vaccine
  • The person is observing the recommended waiting period between receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and the influenza vaccine

For both exemptions a medical certificate must be supplied.

As per last year we encourage you to supply your confirmation of vaccination as early as possible to reception. You will only be required to supply it once and we will then keep a register until such time as this requirement is lifted – all records will be destroyed at this time.

Should you have any queries please contact the staff at reception.