In line with recommendations from the Australian Government, RSL Care has implemented the following restrictions for our residential aged care homes. These measures have been put in place to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our residents and staff. A summary of the complete restrictions are as follows:
Entry is not permitted to those that have:
- Travelled internationally in the past 14 days
- been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
- have a fever or symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath
- Children under 16 years are not permitted.
Of those who visit, adherence to the following is required:
- You must have your temperature taken before entering
- All visitors will need to self-declare, sign in and out for each visit and wear a ‘visitor’ sticker.
- Use the alcohol-based hand rub on entry and exit and throughout your visit.
- Visitors will need practise social distancing where possible.
- Only spend time with the person you are visiting.
- NO after hours visits. Visiting hours are 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday.
- NO weekend visits
- Make sure visits are kept short, limit visits to 30 minutes.
- Make sure visits occur in the resident’s room or outdoors – visits are not to occur in communal areas.
- No pets are allowed – touch points on animals may spread infection.
- As of May 1st 2020 – visitors will not be allowed on site if they have not had the Influenza vaccination (fluvax).
There are posters displayed throughout our facilities to remind everyone of their responsibilities in keeping our residents, staff and themselves safe in these uncertain times.
Restrictions for our retirement village communities have also been put into effect with the village Community Centres now closed, and many of the above restrictions also in place.
We will continue to provide updates, and would like to thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation.
For further COVID-19 Information
Visit the Australian Government Department of Health website, https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
Or you can phone the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. This service runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.