Latest advice to residential aged care facilities from NSW Health Department
Dear resident family and friends,
According to advice from NSW Health, only TWO visitors are allowed per resident per day.
Visitors must wear face mask within the facility.
From 1 June to 30 September 2021 visitors should not enter an aged care facility if they have not received a dose of the 2021 influenza vaccine, unless they meet the criteria under the exceptional and special circumstances.
Staff and visitors who live in a household with a person who is currently self isolating, close contact of COVID-19 people, been to latest COVID-19 locations in NSW, have fever or symptoms of COVID-19 are also EXCLUDED.
Visiting hours are 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 4 pm on weekend by appointments only, except in the event of emergency.
Please visit https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/racf-latest-advice.aspx for updating COVID-19 visiting information.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Links to all information on COVID-19
- Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control for Residential Care Facilities
- Guidelines for Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities
- Information about routine environmental cleaning and disinfection in the community
- Information for families and residents on restricted visits to residential aged care facilities
- Information for older Australians about COVID-19
- Outbreak management in residential aged care
- Restrictions on entry into and visitors to aged care facilities: Flu vaccine requirement
- When to use personal protective equipment in aged care
- COVID-19 management flow chart
- COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions