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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Welcome to the Clayton Church Homes Residential aged care facilities Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page. Here you will find information about the COVID-19 pandemic, how we are responding to it, and what people need to do when interacting with Clayton Church Homes Residential Aged Care Facilities. Information for Retirement Village residents and Home Care Services is also included.

Friday 26 February 2021

Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction No 32

The Residential Aged Care Facilities No 32 Direction came into effect at 12.01 am 26 February 2021.

The key changes to the Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction is:

  • People travelling from Victoria are now permitted to enter a Residential Aged Care Facility.
  • People who are deemed a Former Victorian Arrival (arrived before 26 February 2021) are not permitted to enter a Residential Aged Care Facility until the completion of 14 days of quarantine and required testing has been met.
  • From 1 June 2021, you must have been vaccinated against 2021 seasonal influenza before entering a Residential Aged Care Facility.

Cross Border Travel No 40

The Cross Border Travel No 40 Direction comes into effect at 12.01am on Friday 26 February 2021. The changes are as follow:

Travel into South Australia

  • Travel from Greater Melbourne without the need for quarantine or testing is now permitted.
  • People are permitted to travel from a Low Community Transmission Zone (ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, TAS, VIC and WA) without the need to quarantine or receive a COVID-19 test, providing they have not been in a place other than a low community transmission zone for 14 days prior to arrival People travelling from New Zealand are now deemed to be overseas arrivals requiring them to quarantine in a location as directed by an authorised officer for 14 days and receive a COVID-19 test on days 1, 5 & 12.

COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

CCH have not been advised when the vaccinations will occur, however we are currently undertaking preparatory work.

Information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination has been provided to residents and families to assist with making a supported and informed decision, including:

Families are encouraged to have a conversation with their loved ones and support them to make an informed decision. CCH encourages residents and families to speak with their GP to discuss their own personal circumstances.  Vaccination is voluntary, but strongly encouraged.

Please direct questions regarding the CCH COVID-19 Vaccination rollout to cchvaccinations@claytonhomes.com.au

COVID-19 Vaccination Information / Support

For further information or support, please see the below links to organisations who can provide expert advice and guidance.

  • Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN): For free, confidential support please contact the OPAN Advocacy Hotline 1800 700 600.  Each state also operates an information and advice line available between 6am-10pm 7 days a week. Your call will be answered in each state by the Older Persons Advocacy Network organisation in your state/territory.

For more information

We encourage visitors and families to read the detailed update provided by the State Co-ordinator and SA Health Contact Tracing information.

Friday 12 February 2021

Whilst South Australia has been doing well managing COVID-19 in 2021, as per recent updates, Clayton Church Homes (CCH) has been closely monitoring interstate COVID-19 Alerts and SA Health advice.

The SA Premier announced today (Friday 12 February 2021), that the SA Border will close to Victoria from 12.01 am Saturday 13 February 2021.

A summary of the key information has been provided below:

  • People already in SA who have been in the Tullamarine Airport’s Terminal 4 since 9 February 2021 are prohibited from entering or remaining on the premises of a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) in South Australia, they must quarantine for a fortnight, and their family members and close contacts must quarantine until they return their first negative test.
  • Anyone who has been at Tullamarine Airport from 7 February 2021, is prohibited from entering or remaining on the premises of a RACF in South Australia and needs to be tested and to isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Effective from 0.01 am, Saturday, 13 February 2021, any person who has arrived from Victoria will be prohibited from entering or remaining on the premises of a RACF in South Australia, until they have completed 14 days self-quarantine and submit to COVID-19 testing on day 1, 5 and 12 pursuant to their restrictions.
  • Anyone who has arrived from a low community transmission zone in Victoria before this time (0.01 am Saturday 13 February 2021) is permitted to enter a RACF in South Australia after receiving written confirmation of a day 1 negative test.

Please note, visitors with Cross Border Authorisations who have recently arrived from Victoria are not permitted to enter unless they have met the testing requirements and provided the relevant evidence of this as outlined above.

For more information

We encourage visitors and families to read the detailed update provided by the State Co-ordinator and SA Health Contact Tracing information.

Thursday 11 February 2021

Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction No 29

The Residential Aged Care Facilities No 29 Direction came into effect at 12.01 am 11 February 2021.

The key changes to the Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction is:

  • People who have been in any Restricted Location may only enter an RACF having isolated and received a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • All other travellers from Victoria (excluding the Restricted Location) are permitted to enter the facility.
  • All other travellers from Western Australia (excluding the Restricted Location) are permitted to enter the facility.
  • A person who has entered SA and completed 14 days of quarantine is free to move around South Australia and also enter a Residential Aged Care Facility.

A reminder from SA Health, whilst there are no current contact tracing alerts for locations in South Australia all South Australians should get tested for COVID-19 immediately if you have any symptoms, even if mild.

Symptoms include:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste or smell
  • diarrhoea and vomiting

If you’ve had a negative test before but develop new symptoms, you do need to have another test.

Other entry / visiting requirements as detailed in the updates below remain.

For more information

We encourage visitors and families to read the detailed update provided by the State Co-ordinator and SA Health Contact Tracing information.

Monday 8 February 2021

The Residential Aged Care Facilities No 28 Direction came into effect at 3.30 pm 5 February 2021.

The key changes to the Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction is:

  • People who have been in any Restricted Location may only enter an RACF having isolated and received a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • All other travellers from Western Australia (excluding the Restricted Location) are permitted to enter the facility.
  • A person who has entered SA and completed 14 days of quarantine is free to move around South Australia and also enter a Residential Aged Care Facility.

Other entry / visiting requirements as detailed in the update below remain.thur11feb11

Current Directives require all visitors to provide evidence of a 2020 Influenza Vaccination.

Pending an updated Direction provides clarification of this requirement in 2021, the 2020 Influenza Vaccination is acceptable.

For more information

We encourage visitors and families to read the detailed update provided by the State Co-ordinator.

Wednesday 3 February 2021

At 2.04 pm on Tuesday 2 February 2021, an updated Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 26) (COVID-19) Directive was implemented.

The key changes include:

  • People from prohibited zones in Western Australia (Perth, Peel and South West Regions) are not permitted to enter an aged care facility (unless they have an exemption and prior approval from the facility and SA Health as a pre-approved essential traveller).
  • People who have been in any other area of Western Australia may only enter an RACF having isolated and received a negative test result.
  • A person who has travelled from New Zealand (having been in New Zealand on or after 14 January 2021) may only enter an RACF having isolated and received a negative test result.
  • A person who has entered SA and completed 14 days of quarantine is free to move around South Australia and also enter a Residential Aged Care Facility.

Other entry / visiting requirements have been provided below for your information:

  • Whilst there are no restrictions on the number of care and support visits a resident may receive, given social distancing requirements, generally no more than three (3) to four (4) people should enter a residents room at any one time (depending on room size).
  • All visits should be conducted in a resident’s room or outdoors rather than communal areas with other residents and visitors should continue to undertake social distancing of 1.5 metres.
  • Residents are permitted to leave a residential aged care facility and return during designated visiting hours or by prior arrangement with the Site Manager. Self-isolation will only apply if there is an identified risk.
  • Visitors approved to enter a facility will still need to sign in and out and complete a declaration every time they visit.
  • All visitors (and staff) are required to provide evidence of a current flu vaccination (2020) (excluding children under 6 months).
  • Visitors must not enter if experiencing any of the following symptoms of illness (fever and chills, cough, loss of taste and smell, sore throat, runny nose, and shortness of breath)

For more information

We encourage visitors and families to read the detailed update provided by the State Co-ordinator.

Further information

Department of Health

Department of Health has released a fact sheet and other important information in understanding and dealing with the coronavirus.  The link is provided for you below:

For the latest advice, information and resources, visitors can also call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.  This is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week service. If you require Translating and interpreting services can be arranged by calling 131 450.

SA Health

For further information and updates from SA Health go to:

SA Police

https://www.police.sa.gov.au/sa-police-news-assets/covid-19

World Health Organisation (WHO)

https://www.who.int/

 

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