The Western NSW Local Health District has announced that residents in its 25 Multipurpose Service (MPS) facilities will be able to have care and support visits from their close contacts, with some COVID-19 measures remaining in place.
Executive Director Operations, Mark Spittal, said there would continue to be restrictions on visitors to all facilities.“Residents will be able to determine who comes to see them but there can be no more than two visitors per resident during a day, although those visitors can come at the same time. Children are still not able to visit unless there are exceptional circumstances.
From Friday, 1st May, all people visiting aged care residents will need to show that they have received a 2020 influenza vac- cine as well as well as undertake a temperature check and short questionnaire upon entry.
“Visitors will need to show some form of vaccination evidence to local staff. This could be a statement from their doc- tor, their Medicare immunisation record or they could use the Express Plus Medicare app. For visitors who are likely to come frequently, local staff will organise a register so that this doesn’t have to be done repeatedly,” said Mark.