Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Updated: Wednesday 15 September 2021
Effective: Monday 13 September 2021
To contain the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our residents and staff safe, we are currently monitoring and restricting some visitors in accordance with the Queensland Health Aged Care Direction.
You should not visit if you:
- have travelled overseas (not including Government recognised Safe Travel Zones) or from a declared hot spot, place of concern or an exposure venue or had close contact with a person who has COVID-19 in the previous 14 days.
- are unwell or sick with symptoms such as a fever (37.5 degrees or more), a cough, runny nose, sore throat, breathing difficulties and/or loss of taste and/or loss of smell.
- are waiting on COVID-19 test results.
Thank you for your understanding. Our dedicated teams are doing their best to keep everyone safe and well.
Hotspots are places in Australia where health officials have identified large numbers of people with COVID-19, or places that are at risk of large numbers of COVID-19 infections. Hotspots are legally listed so that people travelling from those high-risk areas into Queensland can be identified.
Visitors who have returned from a Queensland Health defined ‘hotspot’ are not permitted within a Blue Care residential facility. Exemptions can be for end of life visits, please contact the facility manager to discuss. For the most update locations visit: www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/hotspots-covid-19
Blue Care’s number one priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is the health and safety of its residents, clients, and staff. Blue Care’s central dedicated COVID-19 team remains in close regular contact with Queensland Health and other public health agencies to ensure our COVID-19 response activities are in-line with best-practice and Federal and State Government directions.
Please note: there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in any Blue Care aged care homes in Queensland at present.
Community (in-home) Aged Care
Our in-home aged care staff visiting your home are following best-practice infection control measures to protect your health and safety. They will not visit you if they are unwell, and are required to wear a mask at all times while in your home.
If you are at all concerned please talk with your service manager or phone Blue Care on 1300 979 735.
For the most up to date information on COVID-19 visit the Queensland Government website.
If you’re feeling unwell and develop a fever, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, contact a doctor or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
Flu Vaccination Information
Updated: Thursday 22 April 2021
From 30 May 2021, anyone entering an Aged Care Facility must have had the 2021 flu vaccine if it is available to them. This includes children over six months of age. Please speak to your local facility Manager if you have questions.
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