Victoria: Japara Home restrictions

Last updated 27 January 2021

 

Are face masks required?

 

  • All visitors must wear a surgical mask.
  • All staff must wear a surgical mask.

 

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 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 a known public exposure site. If they have, they are required to undertake COVID-19 test and isolate until a negative result is received.

 

Are residents allowed to leave the Home?

 

  • Residents are strongly discouraged from leaving the Home, but please speak with your Home Manager (or delegate) about excursions or outings.
  • Residents must declare at re-entry that they haven’t been to a known public exposure 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 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 with the resident encouraged to wear a surgical mask and the provider wearing a surgical mask.

 

Are Home Tours permitted?

 

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

 

Are there travel restrictions into Victoria?

 

 

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