INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS VISITING HAVILAH
Pandemic Restrictions updated January 2022
Safe Visiting Guidelines
The level of community transmission of COVID-19 continues to escalate at an alarming rate, affecting every aspect of community life. It has certainly been particularly difficult for aged care services.
From 11.59pm, 12 January, in line with the new Victorian Government Care Facilities Directions, Havilah will be permitting two visitors per resident per day unless a site is in lockdown.
All visitors will be required to return a negative RAT. This will be arranged for you at the time of entry, before you commence your visit.
The limiting of the visitors to two per day for each resident is due to the limited availability of Rapid Antigen Tests. Once this situation eases increased visits will be enabled. We ask that you continue to follow our Safe Visiting Guidelines to help us protect those in our care and our staff.
These guidelines are subject to change based on a daily risk assessment that seeks to balance the health, safety and wellbeing of both residents and staff and the level of community transmission.
All visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID19
Residents remain able to go on outings as previous.
While visitors are allowed, under the Care Facilities Directions, some people are not permitted to enter a care facility. This includes people who:
have symptoms of COVID-19;
have had a COVID-19 test because they have symptoms or have attended an exposure site and are waiting for the result;
are required to isolate or quarantine;
have had contact with a COVID positive person in the past 14 day