COVID-19 Response



Visitor access guidelines


You will not be able to enter the village if you:

All staff and visitors must wear a surgical mask 

Wearing a face mask

Masks protect other people

The main value of wearing a mask is to protect other people. If used correctly, masks may prevent sick people from infecting others. 

If you are unknowingly infected, wearing a mask will reduce the chance that you pass COVID-19 on to others. 

Even if you are wearing a mask, stay 1.5 metres away from others, if possible.

Tips on wearing a face mask

  • Wash or sanitise your hands before putting on or taking off your mask.
  • Ensure the mask covers your nose and mouth and fits snugly under your chin, over the bridge of your nose and against the sides of your face.
  • Refrain from touching the front of your mask while wearing or removing it.
  • Do not allow the mask to hang around your neck or under your nose.
  • Do not reuse single-use masks.
  • Wash and dry reusable masks after use and store in a clean, dry place.

For more information on how to wear a face mask and cloth masks, read our general advice on face masks.


A mask is not a substitute for good hand hygiene and physical distancing. 

The use of a mask and only a mask will not prevent infection.  

Protect yourself and others against COVID-19 by:  

COVID-19 vaccine information

You can get the vaccine now if you are 40 years of age or older, or match the eligibility criteria because of your job, health issues or if you are caring for a vulnerable person.

To get the COVID-19 vaccine, you must book an appointment. Use the  vaccine eligibility checker to book an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia regardless of Medicare or visa status.


How to register and book

Clinic locations

For a list of clinics where you can get the vaccine, answer the eligibility checker questions.

If you are eligible:

  1. go to the bottom of the eligibility checker page for the link to make a booking
  2. click the link to make a booking which takes you to the vaccine clinic finder
  3. enter your postcode or suburb
  4. review the list of locations on the screen
  5. select the nearest location and make a booking.

More locations are being added regularly so wait a few days and visit the checker again to see if there is a clinic closer to you. 

You can only browse a list of locations and view the map of vaccination clinics after you complete the eligibility checker. 

For most clinic locations you must have an appointment to get the vaccine.

Proof of vaccination

Each dose you receive of the COVID-19 vaccine you receive will be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register. You can access your immunisation history records online through:

You can also call the Australian Immunisation Register get your immunisation history sent to you.

Sydney Olympic Park (Homebush) vaccination centre

If you want to make an appointment at the NSW Health Vaccination Centre at Sydney Olympic Park, go to the eligibility checker and answer all the questions.

If you are eligible:

  1. go to the bottom of the eligibility checker page for the link to make a booking
  2. click the link to make a booking which takes you to the vaccine clinic finder
  3. enter “Sydney Olympic Park” or postcode “2127”
  4. select NSW Health Vaccination Centre and make a booking (for most clinic locations you must have an appointment to get the vaccine).

About the vaccines

There are two COVID-19 vaccines currently available in Australia: Pfizer and AstraZeneca. You will receive the vaccine recommended for your age and other eligibility criteria.

You need two doses at two appointments to complete the vaccination.

  • When you receive your first dose, make sure you have an appointment booked for the second dose.
  • Pfizer COVID-19 doses are recommended to be at least 3 weeks apart.
  • AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses are recommended to be 12 weeks apart.

Find out more about vaccine doses.

Before your vaccination


Resources, easy read and translations


After your vaccination


COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A


About COVID-19 vaccines


COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness


Information Videos:

COVID-19 vaccines development time

This video describes how COVID-19 vaccines have been able to safely be developed and rolled out quicker than other vaccines

COVID-19 vaccination – How vaccines work

This video describes how vaccines work in the body after you receive a vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccines – TGA approval process

This video explains the complex process that the Therapeutic Goods Administration goes through when assessing and approving vaccines.

Visiting hours

Monday to Friday

Appointments not required  from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Please speak with the Village Manager

Public Holidays

Please speak with the Village Manager

Visitor Rules of Entry

  • Do you or anyone living in your home currently have any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever (37.5oC or higher)
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Cough
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Body aches or pains
    • Diarrhoea
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
  • Have you or anyone currently living in your home:
    • Visited an area of concern in South Australia in the last 14 days? 
    • Returned from overseas in the last 14 days?
    • Visited any of the case locations identified by NSW Health?
    • Been in contact with someone who has received a positive test result for COVDI-19?
    • Been in contact with someone who is awaiting a test result for COVID-19?
    • Been in contact with someone who is suspected of having COVDI-19?
    • Been in contact with someone who may have been in contact with anyone who has or may have COVDI-19?

Measures in place to minimise risk

Scalabrini updates

Visitor Registration and Screening

Being Prepared

Staff Rules

Behind the Scenes Measures

Temperature Checks

COVID-19 status at our villages

COVID–19 symptoms

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.

Older people (60+ years of age, or 50+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) are more susceptible to getting sick with COVID-19. The risk of serious illnes, and death, increases with age, particularly those who have chronic illnesses or who may have a weakened immune system.

Most Common Symptoms:

Less Common Symptoms:

Serious Symptoms:

Source: World Health Organisation 

COVID -19 myth busters

From the World Health Organisation (WHO)