Good Morning. After a snap shut down in Victoria, things have thankfully returned to normal.
From the Thursday the 18th of February 2021 the following rules apply:
For further information: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/aged-care.aspx
Visitors, Contractors & Staff who have been to any of the Current Areas of Concern are prohibited from entry:
- Victorian “Venues of Concern” &
- New Zealand
Number of Visitors
No limits on the numbers of Visitors each day or at any time. Visiting Hours still apply.
Regular Visiting: All Days, including Public Holidays 10am till Sundown
**Note: a Visitor Access Swipe Card (VASC) is required– see below
Casual Visiting: Monday to Friday (excl Public Holidays) 10am till 4:30pm (4pm Friday)
**Note: No VASC needed
- Existing exemptions for Compassionate Grounds will continue.
** Note: Authorised Carers have variable arrangements depending on the individual needs.
Conditions of Entry
Facilities are required to ensure all Visitors, Staff and Contractors:
- wear a surgical mask when inside and maintain social distancing – no touch.
- on arrival, sign in & register their visit on the “Looplearn” tablets at Reception or the Ambulance Door foyer and logout on departure.
- pass the screening questions on the device, including temperature check (by the device) *Note the temperature is not displayed, a message to see a staff member will indicate a high temperature reading >37.50. The device will record the temperature in its log.
- declare they have not been to or travelled through the “Areas of Concern” listed on the poster beside the device.
- wear the printed sticker whilst on the premises (excluding staff).
- social distancing is adhered to – No physical contact, stay 1.5 meters apart!
- children are closely supervised by parents / guardians.
- undertake hand hygiene on entering and leaving the facility, each house, the resident’s room, or other such areas, as well as after touching any item or surface.
- remain in the Resident’s room, go to an outdoor area or an alternative room where the Resident and their Visitors can keep apart from other Residents.(Visitors only)
Virtual Visiting remains available by booking with Reception on 03 5883 9600:
- Window Visit in our Visitor Room
- Video Conference via Skype, Zoom, Facetime etc.
- Phone calls.
- visit family in their homes where there are no more than 50 visitors at any one time.
- leave the facility for outings such as medical appointments or to visit locations in the community such as shops, cafes etc.
- on departure and return be signed in and out on the Looplearn device
- wear a surgical mask if they cannot physically distance from another – especially whilst in transit (e.g., a car).Note: For large events, a “designated organiser” must be complete an “Event Registration Form” (available at Reception), and include details of location, date, time, attendees, and contact details; like our screening questions when entering the facility for Contact Tracing.
Door Security & VisitorAccess Swipe Cards (VASC)
Finley Regional Care has introduced a Keyless door system.
Anyone wishing to visit on Weekends, Public Holidays and after hours (4pm) will need to register for a “Visitor Access Swipe Card”.
- Each card requires a refundable deposit of $10 to cover cost of loss, damage, or deactivation.
- All VASC’s are coded to the doors according to the advised visiting hours.
- You may keep your VASC until no longer needed, then returned for a refund.
To arrange one, please drop into Reception and speak with one of the staff. Our preference is for you to collect the card so further instruction can be provided, however other arrangements can be made.
Please distribute this information to the wider family / friend group.
We again thank everyone for their cooperation during these unprecedented times.
Remain Safe, Remain Vigilant
Executive Director of Operations
On behalf of The Finley Regional Care Team