Greater Melbourne: new CHO direction for visitors to Queensland Aged Care services

February 2021

Sites restricted to visitors from Greater Melbourne area

Due to the recent COVID-19 case, anyone who has been in Greater Melbourne on or after 29 January 2021 cannot enter a residential aged care facility unless 14 days have passed since you were in Greater Melbourne.

Please note there are exceptions to these rules. Please speak to the service manager and refer to the link below for more information.

If you have been in Greater Melbourne on or after 29 January 2021 and if you obtain a negative COVID-19 test you may enter the site if:

  • An employee, contractor, or student of the facility
  • A medical practitioner providing care to a resident,
  • Maintaining continuity of care for a resident or attending for an end of life visit

Click here to go to the Queensland Department of Health’s website where you can read the full information.

We will update this information when the Chief Health Officer advises that these restrictions have eased.