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Enhanced visitor restrictions for Victorian Homes

Enhanced visitor restrictions for Victorian Homes

25 May 21

Due to the escalating Coronavirus risk in Victoria, as from 6pm tonight (Tuesday 25th May) there will be a number of enhanced visitor restrictions for all Respect homes in Victoria. These enhanced restrictions include:

End of life care visits

  • Two visitors at a time
  • Do not have to be from the same household.
  • No time limits.
  • No specified purpose required.
  • No daily limit.
  • A group may exceed the “two visitors at a time” rule if dependents of a visitor are in the group and care for the dependents cannot be arranged.

All other visits

  • Two visitors at one time
  • Do not have to be from the same household
  • No time limits.
  • No specified purpose required.
  • No more than five visitors per day, including dependents.
  • A group may exceed the “two visitors at a time” rule if dependents of a visitor (or patient in hospital) are in the group and care for the dependents cannot be arranged.

Enhanced face mask requirements

  • All visitors are required to wear face masks when in an indoor space or in any outdoor space when a visitor cannot maintain 1.5m distance from all other persons (except those with whom their ordinarily reside or an intimate partner).
  • All workers(including non-essential staff and contractors) are required to wear face masks when in any indoor space (regardless of whether accessible to visitors or residents) and in any outdoor space where the worker is engaged in face-to-face contact with a resident or visitor.

We do not currently have any cases of Coronavirus at any home, and the lockdown is only precautionary due to the increasing risk in Victoria. This does not affect our homes in other states.