While some restrictions are easing, we are still very much aware of the risks COVID-19 presents. As such, visitor restrictions to public, private and aged care sites are constantly being reviewed. As this stage, visitor restrictions will remain in place for public and private hospitals until at least May 18. You can read more about this here.
In the aged care sector, restrictions on visits to residential aged care facilities saw changes from Monday 11 May 2020 that allow for limited care and support visits from family and friends. From this date, residents have been allowed to have one visit a week with up to two visitors. These visits must occur in the resident’s room or a designated area in the facility. Further, visitors do need to call ahead to arrange a time and most facilities have decided to take visitor temperatures before allowing them to be admitted. This is another space that has planned easing of restrictions over the coming months and we recommend that you keep up to date with changes via the Tasmanian Government website here.
Updates correct as at 13 May 2020
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary