IRT’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 – UPDATE
The Federal Government’s COVID-19 vaccination program is currently being rolled out to residents in our aged care centres with many already having received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
If you are an authorised decision maker or enduring guardian for your loved one and they are yet to receive the vaccine, and you would like them to receive it please help us get ready by completing the government’s consent form which is available here and return it to your loved one’s aged care centre as soon as possible.
All other visiting arrangements remain in place (see below).
All IRT Aged Care Centres – from 14 April 2021
For all IRT aged care centres, there are no restrictions on the number of visitors a resident can have each day or at any one time.
Visits can occur between 10am and 5pm (7 days) and different people may visit each day.
Appointments are not required for visits on weekdays but remain a necessity for all other times to allow us to manage the number of people in the aged care centre at any one time.
All visitors to a NSW aged care centre are requested to please wear a mask.
It is a direction of the State Chief Health Officers than you cannot visit your loved one’s aged care centre if you have been to any local, interstate or overseas case locations, hotspots or areas of geographical risk as identified by NSW Health, ACT Health and Queensland Health.
IRT conditions of visiting
All other conditions of visiting apply including the requirement to complete a wellness check. These details can be found here.
Residents may leave the aged care centre to visit community locations such as shops and cafes, attend medical appointments, or join a gathering with numbers in accordance with Public Health Orders.
Residents may join a gathering if there will be no person at the gathering who in the last 14 days has been:
- to, or is living in, an area of increased testing or area of concern as identified by state and territory health departments
- a close contact of a person confirmed with COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period
- living in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating
- for a COVID-19 test and is still waiting for their result.
These arrangements are subject to change at short notice pending directions for state and federal public health advice; should there be a group of unwell residents; or if there is a local COVID-19 outbreak is identified.