Queensland: Japara Home restrictions

Last Update 13 April 2021

Following Queensland Health advice, whilst community restrictions were lifted at 12pm Friday, 1 April the aged care restrictions implemented on Monday, 29 March will continue for a further 14 days across the State.

 

Are face masks required?

 

  • All visitors must wear a surgical mask.
  • All clinical and non-clinical staff must wear a surgical mask.

 

Are flu vaccinations required?

 

  • From 3 May 2021, all visitors are required to have an annual flu vaccination, please let your Home Manager (or delegate) know if you haven’t before your visit.
  • All QLD Japara staff are required to have an annual flu vaccination.

For more information, visit our Queensland influenza vaccination page.

 

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?

 

  • The only visitors permitted are those providing an essential purpose.
  • No personal visitors, including care and support visitors are permitted to enter.
  • End of life visits are permitted.
  • All visitors must declare at entry that they haven’t been to known COVID-19 hotspot or restricted Local Government Area. 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?

 

  • Residents may only leave the Home to receive health care, attend a funeral or for an emergency or compassionate reason.
  • Residents must declare at entry that they haven’t been to a known COVID-19 hotspot or restricted Local Government Area. 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?

 

  • No entertainers on site
  • No volunteers on site
  • No hairdressing
  • No bus excursions

 

Are Home Tours permitted?

 

  • We are currently offering virtual Home Tours.

 

Are there travel restrictions into Queensland?

 

 

Please check the Queensland Government’s advice on visiting aged care facilities for more information.