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COVID-19 Visiting Restrictions Eased

We’re happy to share that as of Monday 4th May Catholic Homes will be re-introducing restricted visiting times in order for you to visit your loved ones once again.

As advised by the government the spread of COVID-19 is now diminishing, however Catholic Homes continues to take significant measures to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus to our residents, staff and visitors across the organisation.

Through everyone’s diligence and commitment we have no incidence of the virus and we will be introducing visiting hours and times in a progressive manner.

From Monday 4th May visiting times at our residences will be re-introduced as follows:

  • Visiting hours will be available from 9am – 3pm everyday
  • 2 visitors only per resident at the same time
  • 1 visit per day per resident
  • Visits will be short and conducted in the resident’s room or outside in the garden area. The use of common areas is not permitted and residents are not to be taken off-site until further notice.
  • Within the sites activities are limited to small groups

Upon arrival to the residence you must:

  • Have been vaccinated against influenza by 1st May 2020 and you will be required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the residence.
  • All visitors are asked to enter the residence through the front reception only and sign in at the front reception desk.
  • Visitors will be screened upon arrival and will be required to answer a number of questions before entering. Visitors with a fever or symptoms of a respiratory illness will not be permitted.
  • Any visitors returning from overseas or interstate or have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days will not be permitted
  • Except in exceptional circumstances and with approval from the Facility Manager, no children under the age of 16 can visit.

We ask all visitors to consider the following:

  • We remind visitors to wash their hands before and after entering our residence and leaving a resident’s room.
  • Physical distancing of 1.5 metres is encouraged.
  • All visitors are required to cover their mouth with a tissue or elbow when coughing or sneezing and to dispose of used tissues immediately followed by hand washing.

We will continue to keep you updated on a regular basis on how Catholic Homes is responding to COVID-19.

Thank you for your cooperation and please contact your Facility Managers should you have any concerns or queries.