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New, and relaxed, Aruma COVID-19 protocols

An important update from Aruma CEO, Andrew Richardson, about our relaxed protocols.

COVID-19update
May 1, 2020

Hi everyone,

Good news!

The NSW and Queensland Governments have relaxed some of their COVID-19 restrictions. You can find out more about the NSW changes here and the Queensland changes here.

As a result, Aruma is relaxing its COVID-19 restrictions for Supported Independent Living (SIL) visits and outings in these two states, effective immediately.

Other than the one change listed below, our restrictions in Victoria and the ACT are unchanged, as those Governments haven’t yet relaxed their restrictions.

You can read about the changes here. Here’s a summary:

All states

We no longer require a customer to have a medical clearance to return to their SIL home after an extended period away. A Statutory Declaration is sufficient.

Queensland only

Family and carer visits are permitted. A maximum of two adults can visit at a time. The visits need to be pre-arranged with staff and can’t overlap. The visitors must not have any signs or symptoms of a COVID-like illness.

Customers can enjoy recreational activities with a family member and /or their Aruma staff – such as going for a drive or going for a picnic – up to 50kms from their home.

NSW only

Family and carer visits are permitted. A maximum of two adults and their dependent children can visit a resident at a time. The visits need to be pre-arranged with staff and can’t overlap. The visitors must not have any signs or symptoms of a COVID-like illness.

Customers can leave the house to visit another household, such as a parent or sibling.

This is great news, however, we must continue to practice social distancing and good hygiene practices. This is crucial so we don’t undo all the good work we’ve done!

If you have any questions, please speak with our local staff at the house. They are happy to help you. You can also visit the Australian Government Department of Health.

Take care,

Andrew Richardson
CEO, Aruma