New South Wales: Japara Home restrictions

Last updated 26 March 2021

Are face masks required?

 

  • Visitors are not required to wear masks but must practice physical distancing.
  • Staff are not required to wear masks.

 

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.

You can find more information on the COVID-19 vaccination and if it’s right for you here.

 

Are there visitor restrictions?

 

GREATER SYDNEY

  • Residents can have as many visitors as the Home can allow.
  • All visitors must be temperature checked and complete a COVID-19 screening.
  • All visitors must declare at entry that they haven’t been to a known case location. If they have, they are required to undertake COVID-19 test and isolate until a negative result is received.

 

REGIONAL SYDNEY including Japara Albury and District, Japara Coffs Harbour, Japara South West Rocks

 

  • Residents can have as many visitors as the Home can allow.
  • All visitors must be temperature checked and complete a COVID-19 screening.
  • All visitors must declare at entry that they haven’t been to a known case location. If they have, they are required to undertake COVID-19 test and isolate until a negative result is received.

 

Are residents allowed to leave the Home?

 

GREATER SYDNEY

 

  • Residents can leave the Home for outings.
  • Residents must declare at re-entry that they haven’t been to a known case location. If they have, they are required to undertake COVID-19 test and isolate until a negative result is received.

 

REGIONAL SYDNEY including Japara Albury and District, Japara Coffs Harbour, Japara South West Rocks

 

  • Residents can leave the Home for outings.
  • Residents in regional Homes who leave the Home will not be required to test and self-isolate on return, unless they have been to a known case location.

 

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

 

GREATER SYDNEY

 

  • Entertainers are permitted on site with a COVID-safe plan, observing density limits.
  • Volunteers are permitted on site, observing density limits.
  • Bus excursions are permitted with a COVID-safe plan.
  • Hairdressing is permitted.

 

REGIONAL SYDNEY including Japara Albury and District, Japara Coffs Harbour, Japara South West Rocks

 

  • There are currently no further restrictions, provided any activity is within Regional Sydney.

 

Are we open for Home Tours?

 

  • Yes, with any reasonable number of people from outside the Home.

 

Are there travel restrictions into New South Wales?

 

 

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