for Juniper Residential Care Facilities
9 February 2022 – Juniper Cygnet
Due to positive COVID-19 cases at our Juniper Cygnet facility in Bentley, visiting is current suspended as we work through this situation.
We are in daily communication with resdients families to keep them updated and with the support of the Commonwealth, we are increasing our workforce, including nurses and care staff, to provide general support to residents to enabling greater contact with their loved ones.
For more informaton on Juniper Cygnet COVID-19 please go to our dedcated COVID-19 Update page
24 January 2022
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to enter WA aged care facilities
Further to WA State Government requirements, from Monday 31 January 2022 anyone over the age of 16 will need to provide proof of a double dose COVID-19 vaccination to enter any aged care facility in Western Australia. This requirement is in addition to the current requirement to provide evidence of your flu vaccination.
Families and other visitors (over the age of 16) wanting to enter a Juniper aged care facility will be required to show proof of their double dose COVID-19 vaccination, either in a digital or paper-based form, along with approved identification (if not using the ServiceWA app).
You are also strongly encouraged to get the booster vaccination. The benefits of a COVID-19 booster vaccine for senior Australians are detailed in the attached information issued by the Australian Government. Being fully vaccinated is the most effective protection against hospitalisation, severe illness and even death from COVID-19.
The updated notification that WA borders will remain closed may seem a relief from the current crisis situation we are viewing in the eastern states of Australia however, COVID-19 is being transmitted in our community today. The best way to protect yourself and those you love is to get vaccinated.
Juniper is committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents, clients, staff and volunteers as our highest priority.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
As of Friday 7 January 2022, and easing of some of the current COVID-19 restrictions was announced. However, for all residential aged care facilities mask wearing remains mandatory.
All visitors are required to:
- Sign in at all sites by completing a COVID-19 screening check, including a health and travel declaration.
- Have a temperature test, and test below 37.5 degrees to enter.
- Comply with the instructions given by the supervisor or Manager.
- Wash hands or use alcohol hand sanitiser before entering and on leaving the premises.
- Scan the WA Government SafeWA QR Code.
Please continue to check the list of locations visited by any confirmed cases and take action as stated by the WA Government. Locations-visited-by-confirmed-cases
We do request that if you have recently visited a confirmed site that you refrane from attending a facility until you have completed isoloation and/or returned a negative test.
For clarification on any of the above, please contact the Residential Manager at the site.