Visiting residential aged care
In December last year, the State Government lifted the mandatory mask rule for Western Australia, while allowing aged care providers to implement their own policies, which included continued mask wearing in aged care settings.
Given that there are no government declarations in place and community cases are steadying, we will be removing the need for mask wearing at our residences for a trial period of three months, commencing from today, Monday 27 March 2023.
To help support our infection and protection control measures, please note that the following requirements apply until further notice:
- Visitors and staff must complete a negative RAT test before entry into our aged care residences. We can provide RAT tests to visitors either in advance or on arrival at site; tests can be collected from Administration.
- Visitors and staff must continue to check in and out using our Zipline system, which includes completing the Zipline temperature check, recording your RAT test result and health declaration.
- Please continue to practice hand hygiene, cough etiquette and physical distancing.
Catholic Homes will continue to monitor COVID-19 closely and should the situation in WA change we will be following the advice of health authorities.
We kindly remind everyone that if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or feel unwell, please do not visit our residences, and recover well at home before attending.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding these matters, please contact the Facility Manager at the residence for assistance.