Hello to you all.
The news on vaccination rates in NSW has been excellent. This has enabled the Chief Health Officer and NSW Health to make some changes to visiting requirements for aged care facilities.
From 1st November, visitation restrictions will change to allow 2 fully vaccinated people aged 12 years and over plus 2 children aged under 12 to visit a resident in a 24-hour period. Where visits include a child under 12 it is strongly recommended, where possible:
- the visit is in an outdoor area
- the child should wear a mask
- arrange Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) or a PCR test prior to a visit (if the child is unable to obtain a test result, you will need to book your visit as an outing and the visit will need to take place outside the Village)
Visits should not be in any inside communal areas. All visitors must wear a surgical mask while visiting indoors.
Up to two unvaccinated people may visit a resident for an end of life visit. They must always wear a surgical mask and the visit must be solely inside the resident’s room.
- Fully vaccinated staff and visitors are not permitted to enter an aged care facility if they have returned from overseas in the last 7 days. They must have had a negative COVID-19 test taken on or after day 7 following their arrival. Any other person who has returned from overseas is not permitted to enter an aged care facility until 14 days have passed since their arrival.
From 1 November 2021, visitors must not visit an aged care facility if they:
- are a fully vaccinated person who has been overseas in the last 7 days. Additionally, they must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken on or after day 7 following their arrival.
- are any other person who has been overseas in the last 14 days.
The booking page on our website and the check in QR code have both been amended in line with the new requirements.