• Visiting Arrangements at Residential Aged Care Homes

    Visiting Arrangements at Residential Aged Care Homes

    Restrictions at Residential Aged Care Homes

    A number of restrictions for visitors to aged care homes have been lifted by the State Government.

    However, SA Health now recommends that both staff and visitors re-commence mask wearing while on site due to increasing COVID-19 cases both in the community and in residential aged care settings. Mask wearing is a precautionary strategy. Visitors are asked not to visit if unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19. Please remain vigilant with attention to hand hygiene and maintain social distancing. Visitors are asked to undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) prior to visiting. RATs are available at reception.

    Residents are encouraged to wear a mask when leaving the site if possible.

    Current visiting arrangements:

    • Visiting hours are no longer restricted.
    • Visitors to Resthaven Aged Care homes are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or influenza,although it is strongly recommended due to the vulnerability of older people.
    • Visitors are no longer required to sign in on entry to the home, or undertake temperature checks.
    • We ask that all visits be either in the resident’s room, identified communal areas or outdoor areas.
    • Rapid antigen tests are available at the home for use prior to visiting.
    • Do not visit the home if you are unwell or have respiratory symptoms that could mean you have COVID-19 or another respiratory illness.

    Please note if you are a close contact you need to wear a mask when entering/visiting a high risk setting, such as a residential aged care home. Also, you should limit your visit time and undertake a rapid antigen test prior to entry.

    If you test positive for COVID-19, you cannot enter for 7 days.

    Resthaven continues to operate under the COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan and implements additional infection control measures as required.

    We thank our communities for their support and understanding.