COVID-19 Update: Two people can visit at a time per resident from Friday, 15 April 2022
Dear Family and Friends
We wanted to touch base and wish you all a happy and restful Easter.
Visiting will continue as normal for us over the Easter break.
Two people can visit at a time per resident from Friday, 15 April 2022
Effective from this Friday we will now allow 2 visitors at a time per resident.
Please note that the one visiting slot per week still remains, but two people can visit at that one time.
All visitors must be fully vaccinated, and have done a RAT at home (with photo evidence time and date stamped please) or if unable to do so, you must take a RAT test at the door.
> Masks to be worn at all times.
> Children can visit only if fully vaccinated.
> Visits are for 30 minutes.
Unvaccinated visitors- changes to visiting arrangements
Unvaccinated visitors can visit with the following restrictions:
- You must do a RAT test at the door supervised by HBH staff to ensure it is done correctly and is giving an accurate result
- Visits are outdoors when-ever possible
- If outdoor visits are not possible due to weather etc you will be able to visit in the resident’s room but you must wear full PPE gear throughout your visit. Staff will assist you with putting this on and taking it off correctly
- Book your visit time on the website, but then also please phone the community in which your resident lives to inform them so that arrangements for RAT testing and PPE can be made
No change for aged residential care at orange traffic light
As you may be aware the government has moved NZ into orange traffic light Covid settings.
At the moment we have had no advice that this changes anything for aged care.
If it does we will let you know.
Overnight stays with relatives or days trips into the community for social engagement and recreation is permitted if the resident is physically able. However, under the current guidelines, upon return the resident will be required to isolate in their room for up to 7 days (and RAT test for each of those days consecutively).
We will need to discuss this with the resident and assist them to decide whether they can manage the isolation period.
We are reviewing our visiting and isolation requirements weekly, and adjusting them as Covid numbers change.
May you have a safe and happy Easter/Passover.
Bonnie Robison – CEO