Greater Melbourne: Calvary Home restrictions

Last updated 11 November 2021

 
These restrictions are in accordance with directions from the State Department of Health.
 

Are visitors who have recently returned from overseas allowed entry to the Home?

 

  • On the advice of the Department of Health, if you have returned from overseas in the last 14 days you are unable to enter an Aged Care Facility. Please speak with your Home Manager prior to visiting if you have concerns.

 

Are face coverings required?

 

  • All visitors are required to wear surgical face masks indoors at all times. These can be provided by the Home.
  • All staff are required to wear surgical face masks (or N95s as directed by Calvary) and face shields at all times. This includes non-clinical staff, contractors and people providing other services – such as hairdressers.

 

Are flu vaccinations required?

 

  • All visitors are strongly encouraged to have an annual flu vaccination. Please speak with your Home Manager if you have any concerns prior to your visit.
  • All Calvary staff are required to have an annual flu vaccination.

 

Are COVID-19 vaccinations required?

 

  • All residents are strongly encouraged to be COVID-19 vaccinated.
  • All visitors are required to be COVID-19 vaccinated. Please speak with your Home Manager if you have any concerns prior to your visit.
  • All Calvary staff are required to be COVID-19 vaccinated as per State Health Directions.
  • You can find more information on the COVID-19 vaccination and if it’s right for you here.

 

Are there visitor restrictions?

 

  • Our Homes are open to visitors from 9am – 4pm. As per the Chief Health Officer directives, residents can have up to five (5) visitors per day. There is no time limit for visits.
  • Visits are to take place in the Resident’s room or outside.

 

How do I check into a Calvary Home?

 

  • It’s a quick two-step process for anyone entering:
    • 1. Complete a COVID-19 screening.
    • 2. Check-in via the State Government’s QR code.
  • You can find out more here.

 

Are residents allowed to leave the Home?

 

  • Yes, please speak with your Home Manager (or delegate) about this.
  • Residents must declare at re-entry that they haven’t been to a known public exposure site. If they have, they are required to undertake COVID-19 test and isolate until a negative result is received.

 

What other restrictions to daily life in the Home are still in place?

 

  • Entertainers are permitted.
  • Volunteers are permitted.
  • Bus excursions are permitted.
  • Hairdressing is permitted.

 

Are Home Tours permitted?

 

  • Prospective residents who live in Greater Melbourne are permitted to visit an Aged Care Facility.
  • They can be accompanied by up to 4 people, bookings are required as only one such visit can occur at a time.
How to stay connected with loved ones during lockdown

How to stay connected with loved ones during lockdown

 

  • Send an e-Telegram.
  • Arrange a family FaceTime or Zoom call using one of the tablet devices from the Home.
  • Maybe a window visit is possible (not available at all Homes).
  • Speak with your Home Manager or Lifestyle Coordinator about what else may be available at your Home.

More information on restrictions in Victoria