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 – 26 February 2021
Advice for visitors and families
Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities Directions No. 4 have been revoked and Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities Directions No. 7 are now in effect. This requires that any person who is a worker in a quarantine centre or hotel, and has been at work in the previous 14 days must:
- wear a face mask; and
- maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from any other person.
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.
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
The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine has begun.
Residents in aged care are among the first to be offered the vaccine. Amana Living will receive notification from the Health Department as to when residents in an Amana Living facility will be able to receive the vaccine. In the meantime, we will be contacting families in regards to consent for the vaccination. While the vaccine is not compulsory, it is encouraged by the country's top medical authorities. The vaccine will be free.
Australia’s vaccination program is managed by the Commonwealth Government, however, the WA Health Department will lead the roll-out in WA.
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:
- Travel throughout WA is permitted, except to Indigenous communities.
- Travellers from Victoria will complete a health screening on arrival in WA. They must self-isolate for 14 days and present for a COVID-19 test on Day 11.
- Travellers from Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania are not required to self-isolate upon entry to Western Australia. Conditions apply. Please refer to the WA Government's website.
- International arrivals must quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at your own expense. You will also 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.