The dedicated team at Southern Cross Care Tasmania continues to implement best practice for COVID-19. We have an established organisational outbreak management plan, designed to significantly reduce the likelihood and extent of an outbreak.
We cannot, however, guarantee our facilities will always remain clear of Covid-19.
If one of our facilities is experiencing an exposure or outbreak of Covid-19, visitation to the site will change in line with public health advice. You can find the current information on the current COVID-19 risk level in Tasmania here.
Current Risk Level – Low
The current COVID-19 risk level in Tasmania is LOW. The following strategies have been adopted to minimise risk for our residents and staff:
- Staff and visitors are required to wear masks in our aged care homes
- Screening & RAT tests are completed within the last 7 days before entering our aged care homes
You can review the Best Practice Guidelines for Aged Care Services, which can be found here.
What happens when where is an outbreak within the facility:
All residents affected by Covid-19 isolate in their rooms and receive care and services within their rooms. The home will isolate into sections to minimise any transfer across the facility. Further restrictions may be in place, based on the level of risk.
Visitation to the facility will change in line with the Aged Care Emergency Operation Centre advice and Southern Cross Care Tasmania protocols. During lockdown, we encourage families to use virtual technology to keep in touch. Our Visitor Access Code is available for your reference.
We thank you for your support in minimising the impact of COVID-19.