COVID-19 Safe visiting guide

Covid-19 is currently resurging across Australia, with new variants presenting an ongoing risk to particularly members of our community with ongoing health issues and older people (aged 70 years and over).

It is vital that we continue to take steps to minimise the impact of Covid-19 and protect those most vulnerable. As such, Rosewood continues to work towards reducing the risk of outside transmission, with Covid-19 safe visiting practices in place.

We all have a role to play. The following offers a guide, based on the latest advice from WA Health, to help plan a visit, and ensure the safety of all those working, living and visiting in either Rosewood West Perth or Leederville.

Please note that in the case of positive outbreaks, the below arrangements are subject to change, and separate communications / advice will be provided.

Covid-19 Safe visiting arrangements

Please plan your visit a little ahead of time to accommodate the following, and always follow any directions from staff:

  • A maximum number of visitors apply – 4 per day per resident (maximum of two at any one time for up to two hours each visit) during our visiting hours, for the purpose of a care and support visit to any single resident
  • Please practice social distancing, hand hygiene and wear a surgical mask for the duration of your visit (available at reception)
  • Visit only in your resident’s room or open outdoor areas and not in shared internal communal areas
  • Visitors are encouraged to make use of resident call bells to speak to staff, rather than moving around the facility to find them
  • Visitors who have a positive RAT / PCR test must stay away for 7 days and visit only on day 8 if  asymptomatic. Whilst no longer mandatory to report positive results, we encourage you to continue this practice, and
  • Visitors who are considered a close contact or are caring for someone with Covid-19 should not visit the facility for 7 days and only consider visiting from day 8 if asymptomatic.

Sign in process

Please factor in some time to ensure you can follow the steps for a safe sign in, all visitors are required to:

  • Sign in using the register
  • Provide proof of COVID-19 (at least two doses) and current Influenza (Flu) vaccinations
  • Show evidence of negative RAT test (test kits are available from facility receptions)
  • Have a temperature reading of below 37.5 degrees, and
  • Not present with any cold like symptoms e.g. cough, sore throat, fever, runny nose, loss of taste or smell, or gastrointestinal (vomiting and /diarrhea).

Bringing children to visit

We know residents enjoy visits from children, however a responsible guardian needs to ensure older children are assisted to adhere to visiting guidelines.

Please note children are included in the maximum visitor numbers per day, per resident.

Children aged 5 years and older

Children 5 years and older may visit the facility if they:

  • Have received two Covid-19 vaccinations and an Influenza (Flu) vaccination for 2022. Vaccination evidence must be provided on entry
  • Wear a mask for the duration of the visit
  • Provide a negative RAT test under the direct supervision of a Rosewood staff member, and be able to follow the guidelines for all visitors as listed above, and
  • A responsible parent accompanies the child and enters the child’s details on a register / declaration form.

Children aged under 5 years

Children under 5 years may only visit in exceptional circumstances, with a risk assessment conducted by the clinical team, and with approval of the CEO. We suggest you discuss this request in advance with the Operations Manager to avoid disappointment.

Looking after each other

A reminder that the wider Rosewood team is working hard to look after residents and each other. The team is required to adhere to a range of Covid-19 safe practices, including but not limited to, RAT testing for each shift, donning and doffing a variety of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and undergo ongoing infection control training.

Please be patient when interacting with staff and each other, take staff advice, and let’s work together and play our part to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Getting in touch with the facilities

If you have any questions regarding visiting the facilities, please reach out to one of the operations managers.

Rosewood West Perth | Vanda Liga |

Rosewood Leederville | John Bogoevski |