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Visitation Restrictions

 

Notification of Entry Requirements 1 July 2022

 

The Tasmanian Government will dissolve the existing Public Health Directives specific to the management of COVID-19 from 1 July 2022. These directives have guided the aged care sector during the Pandemic.

 

This means that how we respond to the risk of COVID-19 and any associated outbreaks in our aged care service will no longer be directed by the State Government. Each residential care facility must now determine how best to manage this change in Government policy.

 

It is important to acknowledge that the wearing of face masks, social distancing and good hand hygiene remain an important way to help reduce the risk of COVID-19.

 

Melaleuca Home will take a risk-based approach in managing any future COVID-19 exposure and in doing so, we are asking for your help to keep our residents and staff safe.

 

The following information is to provide a level of guidance in anticipation of the 1 July 2022 changes and will be reviewed and updated as and when risk levels change.

 

For Families/ Visitors

  • Entry screening for visitors will remain in place, this will help us reduce any potential exposure risk.
  • Visitors are required to continue wearing masks whilst visiting inside Melaleuca Home. Masks are not required if visiting outdoors. Masks can be removed for short periods to improve communication as needed.
  • RAT testing will be required to enter the service.

 

For Residents

  • Staff are required to continue wearing surgical masks in the workplace but can be removed for short periods to improve communication as needed.
  • Surgical masks are available to all residents should you wish to use them during external appointments or within the service at any time.
  • If you are exposed to COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19 or display any flu like symptoms, staff may commence isolation procedures to reduce the risk of further exposure.
  • COVID-19 will be treated the same as influenza or gastroenteritis and Public Health Directives may still apply depending on the type of disease exposure.

 

For Contractors

  • Entry screening for contractors will remain in place, this will help us reduce any potential exposure risk.
  • Surgical masks will continue to be worn and contractors are required to continue wearing masks whilst working inside Melaleuca Home for the Aged. Masks are not required if working outdoors and away from residents and staff.
  • RAT testing will be required to enter the service.

 

 

The transition to living with COVID-19 within our community will continue to raise challenges over the coming weeks and months. In order to manage any identified risk/exposure and entry requirements into our Home, visitation times for weekends (10.30am and 2.30pm) will remain in place.

 

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support as we manage the changing circumstances of COVID-19 management.

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