Flu Vaccinations in care facilities providing aged, disability and welfare services
Thank you for clicking through to the Russell Kennedy Alert – Flu Vaccinations in care facilities providing aged, disability and welfare services, issued 21 April 2020.
Please note the contents of this Alert has been retracted as per the Care Facilities Directions (No 2) outlined below. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.
Care Facilities Directions (No 2)
These directions prohibit a worker or visitor to a disability residential service, SDA dwelling, and short-term disability accommodation and assistance dwelling from entering the premises of these care facilities or remaining on the premises if:
- They have returned from overseas within the immediate preceding 14 days;
- Thy had known contact with a person who was a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the preceding 14 days;
- They have a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection;
- The person is under the age of 16; or
- They have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared from self-isolation.
They do not require a person to have a current flu vaccination in order to enter such care facilities. Requirements for flu vaccinations are presently restricted to residential aged care facilities.