South Australia: Japara Home restrictions

Last updated 23 July 2021

Are face masks required?

 

  • All essential visitors are required to wear masks while on the premises.
  • Clinical and non-clinical staff must wear a surgical mask.

 

Are flu vaccinations required?

 

  • From 1 June 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 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 known contact tracing site. 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 strongly discouraged from leaving the Home, but please speak with your Home Manager (or delegate).
  • Residents must declare at entry that they haven’t been to known contact tracing 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 not permitted.
  • Volunteers are not permitted.
  • Bus excursions are not permitted.
  • Hairdressing is not permitted.

 

Are Home Tours permitted?

 

  • No, we can offer virtual tours for a prospective resident.
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 South Australia?

 

 

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