Queensland: Japara Home restrictions

Last Update 23 July 2021

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?

 

  • Queensland Health Authorities mandated the 2021 Influenza Vaccination for anyone entering an Aged Care Facility from 1 June 2021, 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?

 

  • 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 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.

 

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 discouraged from leaving the Home except for essential medical reasons. Please speak with your Home Manger (or delegate).
  • Residents must declare at re-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?

 

  • 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.

 

Are Home Tours permitted?

 

  • Yes, with the prospective resident and one accompanying person.
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 Queensland?

 

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