From 6pm Friday 29th October changes will apply to visiting Buckland House and Bindaree. Of course there are still some rules to follow.

Each resident is allowed up to five visitors per day

Visitors are not required to be vaccinated, though we strongly encourage them to be so to protect not only themselves and the resident they are visiting but also other residents and staff in the facility.

Where visitors are not fully vaccinated, that is, have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, visits are to take place either outdoors or in the resident’s room. Unvaccinated visitors are not to enter communal areas. Because of this requirement we will need to check the vaccination status of all visitors.

Visitors are required to wear masks. An exemption from wearing a mask won’t be accepted. Masks are to be worn correctly. That is, covering the mouth and nose.

Visitors should not enter if they have COVID-19 like symptoms, are awaiting a COVID-19 test result, have visited an exposure site, are required to isolate or have had contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the past 14 days.

Density quotients will apply. This may impact the number of visitors a person may have.

Visitors will be screened upon entry and are required to adhere to hand hygiene requirements.

This is a lot to take in but these directions are designed to protect the people who require the most protection.

Finally, please treat our staff with respect.