Residential Aged Care: COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Last updated 24 October 2022

Are Carinity’s aged care homes open to visitors?

Yes, however if you have tested positive to COVID-19 within the previous seven days or have any symptoms of acute respiratory infection you should not enter a residential aged care facility until at least seven days have passed since you received your positive COVID-19 test result, and you no longer have any symptoms.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the previous seven days please contact the facility where there are extenuating compassionate reasons for visiting (eg. end of life) to discuss how this can be managed safely.

For visitor bookings book a visit.

Anyone entering a Carinity aged care home must comply with the current entry requirements that are displayed on the front door and answer a number of health screening questions. We ask that, on request from staff, visitors stay in the resident’s room or booked area and not to go into communal or dining areas.

Precautions when visiting an aged care resident

To help keep residents safe, if you are feeling unwell please stay home and get tested. When visiting, please wash your hands before entering and leaving the home, stay 1.5 metres away from others where possible, practice cough and sneeze etiquette and follow directions from staff about wearing face masks and other personal protective equipment.

How can residents and their family and friends stay connected?

Carinity is committed to keeping residents connected with their family and friends during the pandemic. For more information about our Stay Connected options, view our brochure.

Will Carinity impose restrictions or conditions on visits?

We are constantly reviewing community transmission of the COVID-19 to determine the risk that visits may pose to our residents. If we believe the risk to our residents has increased we may impose restrictions or conditions on visitors wishing to attend a facility such as wearing face masks. Families will be advised if this occurs.

For more on this, please refer to the Queensland Health coronavirus webpage.