COVID-19 UPDATE

At Roshana Care Group we care about the health and safety of our residents, their family members, our staff, and all visitors to our facilities. We’re taking COVID-19 very seriously and monitoring the ongoing situation.

Our primary goal at Roshana Care Group is to ensure that the delivery of our services remain safe for all our consumers (residents) and therefore we will be implementing necessary COVID-19 precautions across all our WA sites.

We at Roshana would also like to reassure all families and representatives of our consumers (residents) that our employees have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and the influenza.

Advice for families and visitors to our sites in Western Australia

Please see the latest COVID-19 updates and advice provided on the websites below:

Latest COVID-19 updates on the WA Government website: Click here
Latest COVID-19 updates on the WA Government Health Department website: Click Here
Confirmed exposure sites in WA: Click Here
Proof of vaccination requirements for WA: Click Here


Western Australian Government Update 16 January 2022

Masks are mandatory for Perth and Peel in all indoor public venues from 6pm, 16 January 2022. For more information click here

GENERAL VISITOR GUIDELINES

Additional to State and Territory Government requirements, Roshana Care Group requests that all visitors support the following:

  • sign in using the SafeWA QR app
  • present a COVID-19 proof of vaccination upon request
  • temperature and symptom screening prior to entry
  • avoid close contact
  • hand hygiene; wash and sanitize hands regularly
  • hygiene etiquette; cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • stay at home if you feel unwell


You should not visit any of our residential aged care or mental health facilities if you have:

•    returned from overseas in the last 14 days
•    been informed you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
•    have COVID-19 symptoms, including:
  • fever
  • recent history of fever
  • symptoms of acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat)
  • loss of smell or taste
•    not had an up-to-date influenza vaccination


Additionally, quarantine centre workers must wear a face mask and keep 1.5 metres away from other people when visiting residential aged care facilities.

Advice for families and visitors to our sites in Queensland

Please be advised that our Parklands Aged Care Facility in Hervey Bay is currently closed to visitors under the guidance of the Public Health Unit, due to a presumptive COVID case, until further notice. This precautionary measure has been taken to protect our consumers (residents) and their families from any further risk at this time.

We understand that this change may be difficult, however, Roshana Care Group is working with consumers and families to promote well-being and support through daily communication and additional activities.


Please see the latest COVID-19 updates and advice provided on the websites below:

Latest COVID-19 updates on the QLD Government website: Click here
Latest COVID-19 updates on the QLD Government Health Department website: Click Here
COVID hotspots in QLD: Click Here
Proof of vaccination requirements for QLD: Click Here

GENERAL VISITOR GUIDELINES

Additional to State and Territory Government requirements, Roshana Care Group requests that all visitors support the following:

  • sign in using the QR code Check In Queensland app
  • present a COVID-19 proof of vaccination upon request
  • temperature and symptom screening prior to entry
  • avoid close contact
  • hand hygiene; wash and sanitize hands regularly
  • hygiene etiquette; cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • stay at home if you feel unwell

Queensland Government Update 11 December 2021


  • From 13 December 2021, fully vaccinated arrivals from hotspots can visit vulnerable facilities
  • From 17 December 2021, only fully vaccinated persons can visit vulnerable facilities for any reason. Unvaccinated persons can visit for limited reasons (e.g. end of life, parent or guardian, legal advocacy)
  • Emergency entry for an unvaccinated person has been expanded to include emergency, legislative regulatory or compliance functions, official union duties
  • Person undertaking work in an area that is not co-located (e.g. a separate construction site) are not required to be vaccinated
  • Critical workforce shortage is only for 3 months from 17 December as all industries have had a mandatory vaccination requirement that had to be complied with by 31 October 2021
  • A person will be taken to be fully vaccinated if they have a recognised medical contraindication or are COVID-19 vaccine trial participant

Overview

For residential aged care facilities located across Queensland, the following measures apply:

Visitors, staff, students or volunteers at a residential aged care facility should not be anyone who:
  • is unwell
  • has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • has returned from overseas in the last 14 days (excluding safe travel zone countries) unless an exemption has been granted
  • is in home quarantine, unless an exemption is granted
  • is a close or secondary contact of a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, unless their quarantine period has ended
  • is unvaccinated and has visited a COVID-19 hotspot outside the border zone in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter) unless fully vaccinated
  • has visited an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days unless an exemption has been granted for an end of life visit
  • is unvaccinated and not visiting for a permitted purpose. Permitted purposes include:
    • under 16 years of age: or
    • unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because of a recognised medical contraindication and has evidence of a recognised medical contraindication; or
    • a COVID-19 vaccine trial participant, and receipt of a Therapeutic Goods Administration approved vaccine would impact the validity of the trial. As this exemption is temporary, the medical certificate must not have expired
    • entering the premises for an end of life visit for a resident of the residental aged care facility; or
    • entering the premises to provide support to a resident in an emergency situation
    • a parent, carer, guardian or support person who provides care or support to a resident of a residential aged care facility, including advocacy services.
  • has been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless you fit into one of the categories of people who are allowed to enter a facility with a negative COVID-19 PCR test
  • has had a COVID-19 PCR test and is waiting for the result (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligation)
  • has COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue

You may enter a residential aged care facility if you do not fit into any of the above categories.

Visitors should:
  • wash their hands before entering and leaving the facility
  • stay 1.5 metres away from others where possible
  • stay in the resident's room, outside or in a specific area (avoiding communal spaces)
  • stay away when unwell
  • follow requests from the facility to help keep staff and residents safe.