Tasmanian Visitor Restrictions

Tasmanian Visitor Restrictions

6 August 21

Due to the escalating Coronavirus risk in Tasmania from 12.01am Friday 6 August 2021, anyone who enters a residential aged care facility – including staff – must wear a mask while they remain on the premises. This requirement does not apply to residents in the aged care facility. Visitors to residential aged care facilities will be restricted to two visitors per resident per day. This arrangement will stay in place until 11:59pm on Thursday 12 August 2021.

In Tasmania, visits to residential aged care homes are permitted for people providing care and support, with the following restrictions:

  • Visitors must not have any symptoms, even if mild, of COVID-19, including fever (a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees), symptoms of fever (chills, night sweats), cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or loss of taste or smell. Unless an exemption has been granted by the facility in relation to end-of-life care.
  • People who are subject to quarantine must not visit a residential aged care facility unless an exemption has been granted. That means they must not have:
    • been in an area or premises identified as medium or high-risk for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days
    • had contact with anyone known to have COVID-19, or reasonably suspected of having COVID-19, within the previous 14 days (except as part of their employment while wearing effective personal protective equipment).

We do not currently have any cases of Coronavirus at any home, and the lockdown is only precautionary due to the increasing risk in Tasmania.

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