We are delighted to welcome families, including children under the age of 12, back to see their loved ones.
Please refer to the guidelines for visitation in line with the advice from the Chief Health Officer.
Staff and visitors must wear a surgical mask while in the village.
Children under 12 years of age must also wear a properly fitted mask.
Please maintain 1.5 metres physical distance from others and ensure good hand hygiene at all times.
As per the advice by the Chief Health Officer, visitors will not be able to enter the village if they:
Please refer to the latest advice for aged care facilities
Wearing a face mask
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.
Tips on wearing a face mask
Residents leaving the village
Residents are permitted to leave the facility and attend family gatherings or for other reasons but must abide by the current Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021.
Facilities must ensure that residents are provided with appropriate personal protective equipment, infection control and mask wearing advice if they leave the facility. See the latest face mask rules.
If a person cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition, they must carry either a medical certificate or letter signed by a registered health practitioner (such as a doctor) or a registered NDIS provider or a statutory declaration.
COVID-19 vaccine information
There are two COVID-19 vaccines currently available in Australia: Pfizer and AstraZeneca. For both vaccine types, you will need two doses at two appointments to complete the vaccination.
The benefits of being vaccinated:
Booking an appointment
Proof of vaccination
Each dose you receive will be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register. You can access your immunisation history records online through:
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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 illness, and death, increases with age, particularly those who have chronic illnesses or who may have a weakened immune system. The Delta variant is however seeing a high percentage of younger people, including people in their teens and their twenties present to hospital and intensive care.
Please get tested even if you have the mildest of symptoms and isolate until you receive the results.
Most Common Symptoms
Less Common Symptoms
Source: World Health Organisation