CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

 

COVID-19 Status

In the event of an Allity Home being impacted by COVID-19, we will ensure updates relating to specific Homes are provided here to ensure you remain informed.

 

Glendale (VIC)

 

Princeton View (VIC)


MEDIA ENQUIRIES: 
Please contact Jasmine Hogg at jhogg@apollo.sydney Mobile: 0422 834 912

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Allity Visitor Access Policies

With the variation in directives across different states/regions, this page will be updated to provide a summary of the latest information relating to Allity visitor policies and restrictions for each region.

Policies relating to visitor access are implemented based on the advice of health authorities, government updates and identified community risk.

To assist our Homes in providing the safest possible environment for visits, we ask that all visitors continue to adhere to the Home’s booking, and screening processes to continue to maintain a safe and COVID-free environment.

 

QUEENSLAND

Aligned to the Industry Visitor Code

As at 22 August, 2020 in line with Queensland Government directives, residential aged care facilities will be permitted to have visitors with some restrictions as follows

Visitors

  • No personal visitors, including care and support visitors are allowed to enter
  • Only persons providing an essential purpose will be allowed to enter
  • End of life visits will still be allowed
  • Anyone entering a facility must wear a single use surgical face mask

Residents

  • Cannot leave the residential aged care facility unless they are receiving health care, attending a funeral or for an emergency or for compassionate reasons
  • The residential aged care facility or the Chief Health Officer can provide an exemption for leave on compassionate reasons

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

As at 11 September, 2020 NSW Health released information for Residential Aged Care Facilities  in implementing measures to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into aged care homes.

The risk of community infection has proven to remain a threat. Our Homes in NSW will therefore be tightening visiting restrictions.

This means that only Essential visits will be allowed for residents who are:

  • Undergoing end of life care
  • Experiencing extreme emotional and/or mental stress
  • Have a clearly established pattern of involvement from a visitor in providing their care and support as an essential part of their care plan

Children under 16 are unable to visit unless they are visiting a resident who is receiving end-of-life care and in the company of an adult.

Essential visitors will be required to complete our Pre-visit checklist and we ask that you monitor your own health status over this critical time and if you feel even mildly unwell, please do not come into the Home, even if the visit is considered essential.

 

VICTORIA

The risk of community infection has proven to remain a threat. Our Homes in Victoria will therefore be tightening their visiting restrictions. This means that only Essential visits will be allowed for residents who are:

  • Undergoing end of life care
  • Experiencing extreme emotional and/or mental stress
  • Have a clearly established pattern of involvement from a visitor in providing their care and support as an essential part of their care plan

Children under 16 are unable to visit unless they are visiting a resident who is receiving end-of-life care and in the company of an adult.

Essential visitors will be required to complete our Pre-visit checklist and we ask that you monitor your own health status over this critical time and if you feel even mildly unwell, please do not come into the Home, even if the visit is considered essential.

The DHHS in Victoria has recently released directives on visitor restrictions to one visitor at a time for essential visits only. Please be aware that we undertake regular risk assessments in relation to our visitor policies, and at times may mean additional safety measures over and above the government directives as required across our Homes to maintain a safe environment for our residents and staff.

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Aligned to the Industry Visitor Code

SA Health Directives

  • Children under the age of 16 years are able to visit, provided that they have had their flu vaccination (babies under 6 months are exempt from the flu vaccination requirement).
  • Groups of residents cannot go on external excursions (e.g. a group of residents cannot be taken on a day trip to the beach).

Please note, the restrictions that apply to the exemptions and/or pre-approvals may not adequately cover the restrictions applying to visitors wishing to enter our homes. We ask that you familiarise yourself with our visitor access restrictions prior to your visit.