Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Updated 5pm, Thursday 21 January 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.

Latest Hotspots

Hotspots are places in Australia where health officials have found a lot of people with COVID-19, or places that are at risk of a lot 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

Our approach

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 Crisis Management and Operations Teams remain 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 and taking all necessary measures to protect your health and safety. They will not visit you if they are unwell and will be tested for COVID-19, 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).

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