Update for Tasmania
On 10 December 2021, the Director of Public Health announced new directions for Residential Aged Care Facilities across Tasmania which will came into effect on Wednesday, 15 December 2021.
The new directions impact on Visiting Arrangements for all visitors to residential aged care facilities and requires aged care providers to only permit visitors if:
- they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide evidence of their vaccination certificate on entry; or
- if unvaccinated, they provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of their visit, including children over one month old. No exemptions apply to this requirement other than for end-of-life care.
All visitors must wear a surgical facemask (not a cloth mask) at all times, unless eating or drinking.
Uniting AgeWell’s visitor access guidelines enable visits to take place on weekdays and weekends.
All visits will be conducted within the updated safe visiting guidelines and ongoing screening requirements to ensure everyone’s safety.
Residents are able to leave the facility for the day to visit with family and friends.
Read the full communication here.
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