Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
Amana Living takes COVID-19 very seriously and is working hard to make sure we can safely provide our care and services to our community’s most vulnerable.
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The health and safety of our residents, clients and staff is our number one priority.
Our team has worked incredibly hard to put steps in place to make sure we can safely provide care and services to older people across all areas of the organisation.
This page will provide updates on the latest measures in place at Amana Living to protect our community.
Last updated – 7 May 2021
Advice for visitors and families
The WA Government has updated its directive for Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities (Stay at Home and Closure (Perth, Peel and Rottnest)) Directions (No. 4).
From 12.01am on Saturday 8 May 2021, the following restrictions are in place:
- Masks are mandatory at all residential aged care facilities, hospitals and disability facilities.
- Masks are mandatory on public transport. Exemptions apply for medical reasons, and primary school aged children or younger.
- A resident in an aged care centre can receive up to four visitors per day.
If you have visited any of the identified hotspots, please do not attend an Amana Living site. If you have already visited an Amana Living site, and you have been to a hotspot, please inform the site's manager immediately.
To find out more please visit the Health Department website.
All WA Government announcements in regards to COVID-19 can be found on its website.
Amana Living facilities and services outside of Perth and Peel are not affected by the interim restrictions and Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities Directions No. 7 is in effect.
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our residents and their families, and staff, we ask that all visitors to an Amana Living residential care centre, or retirement village remembers to:
- sign in. At retirement villages, please scan the QR codes using the SafeWA app. Visitors to residential care centres care centres, will have their temperature taken and can sign in using our electronic system.
- avoid close contact with others. Social distancing is still recommended. Please try and stay at least 1.5 metres apart;
- practice good hand hygiene by washing and sanitising your hands regularly;
- cough or sneeze into your elbow; and
- stay at home if you feel unwell.
Over the past few months, borders have opened and closed with very little notice, and interstate visitors who arrived without restrictions have suddenly had to go into isolation.
The current travel advice from the West Australian Government is:
- Anyone who has been in an identified relevant location in New South Wales during the relevant times should get tested immediately for COVID-19 and quarantine for 14 days from their date of exposure. The positive case was considered infectious from 30 April to 4 May. If you have been in NSW recently please continue to monitor the NSW Health website, as new locations are likely to be added.
- Travellers from New Zealand and all Australian mainland states and territories are not required to self-isolate upon entry to Western Australia. Conditions apply. Please refer to the WA Government's website.
- All other international arrivals must quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at their own expense. They will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on day 12 of quarantine.
The government is encouraging all travellers to download the SafeWA app and the G2G Now app.
COVID-19 Vaccine roll-out
All Australians aged 50 and over can now access a COVID-19 vaccine.
Most residents in Amana Living aged care centres have received at least their first vaccination, and staff are being strongly encouraged to have a COVID-19 vaccination.
Australia’s vaccination program is managed by the Commonwealth Government.