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 residents, volunteers, and staff health and safety at the forefront of all our decisions.

Visitor restrictions will ease from 6am Friday 23 July.

Face mask restrictions continue to apply for Noosa for one more week until 6am on Friday, July 30.

COVID-19 Hotspots

From 1am AEST Friday 23 July 2021 all of New South Wales will be a declared hotspot.

The following are currently declared COVID-19 hotspots:

  • South Australia – all of South Australia.
  • Victoria – all of Victoria.
  • New South Wales – local government areas (LGAs) of Blayney Shire, Cabonne Shire and Orange City as well as LGAs that make up Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

Entering Queensland from a hotspot

Anyone who has been to a hotspot in the last 14 days or since their identified start date (whichever is shorter) will not be allowed to enter Queensland, unless they are a Queensland resident or are allowed to enter for a limited range of essential purposes. Anyone allowed to enter must complete 14 days hotel quarantine at their own expense.

For further information on hotspots – https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/hotspots-covid-19

Residential Aged Care Direction (No. 3) 

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, 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 period is shorter, the person has been in a place which, at the time of entry to the facility, is a COVID-19 hotspot, outside of the  Border Zone ;
  • 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 to the facility, is a COVID-19 hotspot ; or
  • the person has been to an interstate exposure venue, unless 14 days have passed since the person was at the interstate exposure venue;
  • Note: a person who has been to an interstate exposure venue must quarantine as required by the Interstate Exposure Venues Direction (No. 2) or successor.
  • during the 14 days immediately preceding the entry or since the start date identified for the interstate area of concern (vulnerable facilities), whichever period is shorter, the person has been in a place which at the time of entry is an interstate area of concern (vulnerable facilities).
  • the person has been informed they are a close contact of a diagnosed person, unless their quarantine period has ended; or
  • Note: Close contact with a person who has a been diagnosed with COVID-19 under does not include contact that occurs when a residential aged care worker or healthcare worker or practitioner providing health or medical care has been wearing appropriate PPE in accordance with Queensland Health’s Residential Aged Care Facility and Disability Accommodation PPE Guidance and has followed recommended infection control precautions.
  • 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
  • a person waiting for a result from a routine surveillance testing obligation.
  • the person does not have an up to date vaccination against influenza, if the vaccination is available to that person; or

 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.
  • the person is entering as a student and has been in a restricted area in the preceding 14 days, unless the person is a vaccinated student.

 Visitors, staff or volunteers at a residential aged care facility should not be anyone who:

  • is unwell
  • has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine
  • has returned from overseas in the last 14 days (excluding safe travel zone countries)
  • has had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • has visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter)
  • has visited an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days unless an exemption has been granted for an end of life visit
  • has been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless you fit into one of the categories of people who are allowed to enter a facility with a negative COVID-19 test
  • has been tested for COVID-19 and is waiting for the result (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
  • has COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue
  • You may enter a residential aged care facility if you do not fit into any of the above categories.

Visitors should:

  • wash their hands before entering and leaving the facility
  • stay 1.5 metres away from others where possible
  • stay in the resident’s room, outside or in a specific area (avoiding communal spaces)
  • stay away when unwell
  • follow requests from the facility to help keep staff and residents safe.

For full details read the Residential Aged Care Direction No.3.

Please also note, for those friends and families visiting our DementiaLiving Community (Cartwright North & South Villas), you must continue to check in at Reception for your COVID screen before going over to Cartwright.

If you have any symptoms, please isolate and get tested straight away.

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

Kind Regards

Megan D’Elton

Chief Executive Officer