Greater Sydney: Japara Home restrictions

Last updated 23 July 2021

The following restrictions apply to all Japara Homes in Greater Sydney including Nepean Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

Are face masks required?

 

  • All essential visitors must wear a surgical mask and a face shield when near residents or in resident areas.
  • All clinical and non-clinical staff must wear a surgical mask and wear a face shield when caring for residents.

 

Are flu vaccinations required?

 

  • All visitors are strongly encouraged to have an annual flu vaccination, please let your Home Manager (or delegate) know if you haven’t before your visit.
  • All Japara staff are required to have an annual flu vaccination.

 

Are COVID-19 vaccinations required?

 

  • All residents, visitors and staff are strongly encouraged to have a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • We have engaged an external provider to fast track COVID-19 vaccinations for our staff.
  • You can find more information on the COVID-19 vaccination and if it’s right for you here.

 

Are there visitor restrictions?

 

  • All non-essential visitors should not visit the Home, except for those providing medical assistance.
  • All essential visitors must be temperature checked and complete a COVID-19 screening.
  • All essential visitors must declare at entry that they haven’t been to any current COVID-19 case locations.
  • If they have, they are required to undertake COVID-19 test and isolate until a negative result is received and not enter a Residential Aged Care Home for 14 days.

 

How do I check into a Japara Home?

 

  • There have been a few changes in how you enter a Residential Aged Care Facility.
  • 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?

 

  • Residents are strongly discouraged from leaving the Home, except for essential medical reasons.
  • Residents must declare at re-entry that they haven’t been to any current COVID-19 case locations.
  • 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 not permitted.
  • Volunteers are not permitted.
  • Bus excursions are not permitted.
  • Hairdressing is not permitted.

 

Are Home Tours permitted?

 

  • No, only virtual tours are permitted.
How to stay connected with loved ones

How to stay connected with loved ones

  • Send a Japara 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.

Are there travel restrictions into New South Wales?

 

Please check NSW Government’s advice to residential aged care facilities for more information.