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18 October: Update for Tasmania

The Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has today announced visitor restrictions will be extended for residential aged care facilities in Southern Tasmania until 6pm on Friday, 22 October 2021.

Uniting AgeWell residential care facilities in Sandy Bay, Rosetta, Berriedale, Mornington and Sorell will remain closed to visitors.

Only staff and essential visitors will be allowed to enter the facility subject to meeting rigorous screening requirements. All staff and essential visitors will be required to wear facemasks and all other safety and hygiene practices will remain in place.

For clarity, essential visitor exemptions only apply in the case of end-of-life or distress due to dementia. Please contact your local Residential Services Manager for further information or guidance with respect to a proposed essential visit.

Details of exposure sites can be found at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au.

If anyone has visited one of those locations during the times listed, you must immediately quarantine and contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for advice (if you have not already been contacted by Public Health).

Please contact your local Uniting AgeWell Residential Services Manager if you have visited an exposure site within the exposure period and you have recently visited a resident.

Thank you for your support and cooperation and please do not hesitate to contact the Residential Services Manager at your site if you have any queries or concerns about resident wellbeing.

Read more here.

For previous communications read more in the Uniting AgeWell COVID-19 Communications Archive.

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