South Australia: Japara Home restrictions

Last updated 16 September 2021

 

Are face coverings required?

 

  • A surgical mask must be worn when in the Home.

 

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 and visitors are strongly encouraged to be COVID-19 vaccinated.
  • All Japara staff are required to be COVID-19 vaccinated as per State Health Directions.
  • 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 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?

 

  • 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 can leave the Home for outings.
  • 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?

 

  • There are currently no further restrictions in place.

 

Are Home Tours permitted?

 

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

More information on restrictions in South Australia

 

 

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