Tasmania: Japara Home restrictions

Last updated 23 July 2021

 

Are face masks required?

 

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

 

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?

 

  • 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 medium or high-risk zone. 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 can leave the Home for outings.
  • Residents must declare at entry that they haven’t been to known medium or high-risk zone. 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.

 

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.

Are there travel restrictions into Tasmania?

 

 

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