NoosaCare continues to have no confirmed cases of COVID-19.

We want to thank you for your support as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation to ensure we put our resident’s, volunteers and staff health and safety at the forefront of all our decisions.

NoosaCare has received a new direction from the Queensland Health as follows:

Aged Care Direction (No. 27) effective from 21 April 2021.

From 30 May 2021, you must have had the 2021 flu vaccine, if it is available to you, to enter an aged care facility.

Requirements for all residential aged care facilities in Queensland:

A person must not enter, or remain on, the premises of a residential aged care facility in the State of Queensland if:

during the 14 days immediately preceding the entry, the person who is an international arrival arrived in Australia from a place outside Australia; or

during the 14 days immediately preceding the entry, or since the start date identified for the COVID-19 hotspot, whichever is shorter, the person has been in a place which at the time of entry is a COVID-19 hotspot; or

during the 14 days immediately preceding the entry, the person had known contact with a person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19; or

the person has a temperature equal to or higher than 37.5 degrees or symptoms consistent with COVID-19; or

the person has been tested for COVID-19 and has not yet received the results of that test; or

after 30 May 2021, the person does not have an up to date vaccination against influenza, if the vaccination is available to that person.

Note: the vaccination is not available to a person only if:
• the person has a medical contraindication to the influenza vaccine; or
• the person is observing the recommended waiting period between receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and the influenza vaccine.

To keep up to date with the most current COVID-19 information go to:

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/aged-care

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/aged-care

We need to all keep making COVIDSafe choices to help stop the spread.

  • Keep physical distancing in public spaces
  • Wear a mask when needed
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Protect others and stay home if you are unwell. If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, get tested for COVID-19
  • Have the COVIDSafe app

If you have any questions, please contact us on 07 5449 8799 and select option 5.

Megan D’Elton

Chief Executive Officer