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 – 11 June 2021
Advice for visitors and families
Anyone who has arrived in WA from Victoria since Sunday 16 May should not enter an Amana Living site until they have returned a negative COVID-19 test.
Visitors at all Amana Living sites are subject to the WA Government's Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities Directions No. 7.
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our residents and their families and staff, we ask that all visitors to Amana Living residential care centres and retirement villages remember to:
- sign in. At retirement villages, please scan the QR codes using the SafeWA app. Visitors to residential care centres will have their temperature taken and can sign in using our electronic system;
- bring proof a recent flu vaccination;
- 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.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccine roll-out
All West Australians aged 30 and over can now access a COVID-19 vaccine.
Most residents in Amana Living aged care centres were vaccinated as part of Phase 1 of the government's vaccine roll-out. Staff are being strongly encouraged to have a COVID-19 vaccination.
Australia’s vaccination program is managed by the Commonwealth Government.
Over the past year, 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 below.
- Due to community transmission of COVID-19 in Victoria, the West Australian Government has imposed a hard border with Victoria.
- Travellers from Queensland who have been to one of the listed COVID-exposure sites during the relevant times should get a COVID-19 test, self quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure and be retested on day 11.
- Travellers from New Zealand and all other 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.
Anyone who is unwell or experiencing symptoms should get tested for COVID-19 and self-quarantine until they return a negative test result.
The government is encouraging all travellers to download the SafeWA app and the G2G Now app.