Residential Aged Care
Residential aged care facilities
Care and support visits,other than an end of life visit, are limited to a maximum of two visitors at a time per resident. For end of life visits, more than two visitors may visit a resident at one time.
- If a person is attending a residential aged care facility to visit a resident, they must, to the extent reasonably practicable:
- practise physical distancing; and
- limit their contact with other persons at the facility.
A person must not enter, or remain on, the premises of a residential aged care facility if:
- during the 14 days immediately preceding the entry, the person arrived in Australia from a place outside Australia; or
- during the 14 days immediately preceding the entry, the person has been in a COVID-19 hotspot; or
- during the 14 days immediately preceding the entry, the person had known contact with a person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19; or
- the person has a temperature equal to or higher than 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection; or
- the person does not have an up to date vaccination against influenza, if the vaccination is available to the person.
Example – the vaccination is not available to a person with a medical contraindication to the influenza vaccine
Learn more about the Eventide Residential Aged Care Facility and Parklands Residential Aged Care Facility, which make up part of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service.