Important Update: Residential aged care clients and families, 11 July 2021

Posted on Sunday, July 11, 2021

As per the WA Premier’s announcement, the Perth and Peel regions will transition out of the current restrictions from 12.01am on Monday 12 July 2021.

It is positive news that we have not seen any further cases of community transmission and I thank you for your patience over the past two weeks.

This means that there will be no longer be restrictions on the number of visitors permitted to attend our residential aged care and disability homes from 12.01am on Monday 12 July 2021. As of Monday the following will apply:

  • There will be no restrictions on the number of visitors.
  • Visits will need to be pre-booked using Zipline, which will become live on Sunday evening, or by phoning the site directly (whilst we have allocated visiting hours listed in Zipline, please note we can facilitate visiting times outside of these hours for anyone who needs it, just phone your site directly to arrange).
  • Visitors to a Brightwater site will be required to check-in, undergo temperature checks and answer all screening questions prior to entry.
  • Visitors will be required to provide proof that they have received an up-to-date vaccine against influenza. As of Monday, the requirement to upload proof of an up-to-date influenza vaccine to Zipline when entering an aged care site will be mandatory. If you do not wish to upload this evidence into Zipline, you will need to show proof that you have received a current influenza vaccine to a Brightwater staff member each time you enter a Brightwater residential aged care site. Under the State Directions for Visitors to Residential Aged Care No 7, it is a requirement that anyone attending a residential aged care facility in Western Australia has an up-to-date influenza vaccine. The exemptions for the vaccine remain the same as last year – anaphylaxis after an influenza vaccine or a history of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. You can find details here.

As of 7pm Sunday evening, 11 July, visits can be booked via our online booking system, Zipline, or if you do not have access to a computer, by phoning your site directly.

I want to reassure you that infection prevention and control still remains an essential protective measure for us all at Brightwater. Our staff and visitors are reminded to practice good hand hygiene, stay home if they are unwell and get tested, and physically distance where possible.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and support.

Jennifer Lawrence
CEO, Brightwater Care Group