15 April 2021
We would like to sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding regarding the recent visitation restrictions at your residential aged care home. The Chief Health Officer has announced that from 6am, Thursday 15 April, these restrictions will ease in Queensland. The health and wellbeing of our residents and staff remain our highest priority even as restrictions are relaxed.
What will change from 6am 15 April 2021:
- There are no restricted Local Government Areas.
- You can now enter a residential aged care facility for general visitation.
Visitors, staff or volunteers at the facility should not be anyone who:
- is unwell.
- has returned from overseas in the last 14 days.
- has had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- has travelled to a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days.
- has been tested for COVID-19 and is waiting for the result.
- has COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue.
- From 3 May 2021, has not received a current flu vaccine and provided proof of having received the vaccine, or have a medical exemption.
If a person is attending a residential aged care facility to visit a resident, they must, to the extent reasonably practicable:
- practise physical distancing;
- limit their contact with other persons at the facility; and
- stay away when unwell.
Continuing excursions and outings information are in accordance with the Movement and Gathering Direction No. 8:
- Residents may now leave their residential aged care facility for a range of reasons, including family gatherings of up to 100 people at a private property, receiving health care, attending a funeral, visiting a service provider and going on an excursion with a group of residents.
- Residents who are part of a family group (e.g. couples or siblings) or close friends can leave the facility together. Risk assessment screening will be conducted when the residents return to the facility.
Thank you for everything you’re doing to help us. We really appreciate all the ways in which you’re helping to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone in the SCCQ family.