Effective immediately, the updated directions apply to all residential aged care facilities in the affected areas of Perth and Peel. The major changes include that a person may now enter a residential aged care facility of an affected area if:
- the person's presence at the premises is for the purposes of a care and support visit to a resident of the residential aged care facility on a particular day
- the person's presence at the premises is required for the purposes of performing a Commonwealth aged care regulatory function.
If you have returned from overseas or been informed you are a close contact in the last 14 days or you have any symptoms you must still not enter a residential aged care facility.
All residential aged care facilities outside of Perth and Peel are to follow Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities Directions No.4.
Aged Care Providers are reminded to stay up to date with advice and Directions on the Western Australian Government website and to check for these updates regularly.