Juniper is responding to COVID-19 to protect the health and safety of our residents, clients and staff. This page will be updated regularly as the situation evolves. Below you will find updates, resources and links to further information on COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update

Posted on 20 March, 2020

Since the Australian Government’s guidelines on visitor restrictions were announced, there has been a significant increase in the spread of COVID-19 in Australia. There is now evidence of transmission of COVID-19 infection in the community.

As a result of the increase in infections outside our facilities, Juniper has upgraded its response to further protect residents, clients, staff and volunteers:

• All Juniper Residential Care Facilities have implemented a full lock down from 1pm Friday 20 March 2020 for an initial two-week period. We will review this decision on or before the 3 April 2020 and provide further updates as the situation evolves.

• Home and Community Care has taken steps to limit some services and has implemented additional steps to prevent infection and inform our clients; and

• ILU residents are receiving communication on Juniper’s actions and response to the COVID-19 pandemic and reminders on best practice hygiene messages.

Currently, no Juniper resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

We acknowledge the disruption these actions may cause as we work to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our residents, and employees, so that they may continue to provide the care services our residents and clients need.

For more COVID-19 information please visit the Department of Health’s website or call the coronavirus health line on 1800 020 080.