CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE
Monday, 26th April 2021

 

It finally feels like we are finding the new 'covid normal'. There will continue to be risks associated with Covid-19 and we are committed to responding in a manner that is appropriate to ensure the safety of our care recipients and staff.  We thank our care recipients, families, friends and community for your patience and understanding during this pandemic.  

 

Visiting Arrangements:
  • Visiting days are Tuesday through Sunday.

  • Visiting times are 10 am - 6 pm on these days. In line with winter daylight hours, the front doors to the facility will be closed from 6:15 each night.

  • There are no restrictions on the length of visit within these times or the number of people visiting. Children of any age are permitted to visit.

  • Visitors are asked to be considerate of staff working in the environment as they are still subject to density quotas in small spaces (care recipient rooms) they may ask you to step out of the room to allow them to provide care to the care recipient when there are 2 or more visitors in the room.

  • Families with a palliating care recipient or who hold blue or green access cards can continue to visit outside of these arrangements.

  • Bookings are not currently required. 

All visitors are granted entry on completion of a visitor declaration and displaying a valid visitor badge issued from the electronic visitor management system - Sine Pro

Sine Pro is free and available to download on your iPhone or Andriod and is integrated with the Victorian Governments Visiting API requirements.

Visitors who are not displaying a valid visitor badge will be asked to return to the screening station or leave the facility. 

Masks:

All visitors to the facility are required to wear a face mask whilst visiting the facility. The only mask free areas are in our Café and outdoor spaces. There is currently no provision in the Chief Health Officer Directions for exemptions to this. 

Outings / Medical Appointments:

Care recipients are able to leave their home to attend medical appointments, social outings and visits to family and friends. We ask that family and friends support care recipients to adhere to infection control practices (Facemasks as required / Hand Washing and Sanitising). Contact tracing remains a requirement for those heading out into the community. Forms are available for care recipients to take with them.

Admissions to the Facility​
  • From hospital: Assessed on local Covid-19 Risk. Precautions are in place to isolate should the care recipient display any signs and symptoms of respiratory conditions, including Covid-19. 

  • From the community: Assessed on local Covid-19 Risk. Precautions are in place to isolate should the care recipient display any signs and symptoms of respiratory conditions, including Covid-19.

  • Returning from hospital: Nil restrictions to returning care recipients, precautions are in place to isolate should the care recipient display any signs and symptoms of respiratory conditions, including Covid-19.

Exclusions from the facility

Persons are not permitted to enter or remain upon the premises of Chaffey Aged Care if:

  • During the 14 days immediately preceding the entry, the person arrived in Australia from a place outside Australia other than a person arriving on a quarantine-free flight from an overseas location designated by the Australian Government as a green travel zone;

  • During the 14 days prior to the entry, the person had known contact with a person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19; or

  • During the 14 days prior to the entry, the person has been in an identified public exposure site; or

  • The person has a temperature equal to or higher than 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection; or

  • The person has been tested for Covid-19 and has not yet received their result; or

  • The person is required to self-isolate or self-quarantine under the Diagnosed Persons and Close Contacts Directions and;

  • The person can not satisfy the declaration requirements.

Updated: 9pm 26.04.2021