Tasmania: Japara Home restrictions

Last updated 16 September 2021


Are face coverings required?


  • Visitors and staff are not required to wear a mask in the Home.


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 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.


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.
  • 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?


  • Entertainers are permitted with a COVIDSafe Plan.
  • Volunteers are permitted.
  • Bus excursions are permitted.
  • Hairdressing is permitted.


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 into Tasmania



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