Keeping Our Community Safe
Q: What are the current restrictions in South Australia?
A: Level 3 restrictions are in place which includes mask wearing for high risk settings, personal care services, health care services and passenger transport services.
For the full listing of current activity restrictions visit the SA Health website.
Q: Can I still visit a family member in residential care?
A: Yes. Mask wearing is mandatory and visitors must book with Reception. Visiting hours are 10.00am -12.00pm and 1.00pm-4.00pm or by agreement with Barossa Village.
Requirements for visiting the Residency are:
- All visitors must be vaccinated against the flu
- All visitors must not be self-isolating & waiting for the result of a COVID test
- All visitors must not have visited an exposure site or be a close contact of someone who has visited an exposure site.
- Please do not visit if you are feeling unwell
Q: Can I have any services provided in my home?
Yes. Service providers will wear a mask in your home. You should also wear a mask and practice social distancing.
You must notify Barossa Village before a service provider attends your home:
- If you are feeling unwell
- If you are waiting for the result of a COVID test and are self-isolating
- If you have visited an exposure site and are quarantining
- If you are a close contact of a person who has visited an exposure site
Q: What if I have visited an exposure site or am feeling unwell?
A: If you have visited an exposure site and have not been contacted by SA Health you need to contact them immediately and then get tested.
As recommended by SA Health, if you are feeling unwell, or have cold and flu-like symptoms, attend a designated COVID testing clinic in your area, wearing a mask.
If you are concerned about your health, contact your GP clinic for advice. Do not attend medical clinics, pharmacies or emergency departments. In an emergency ring 000.
While you are unwell, you should self-isolate at home.
Q: How do I protect myself if I need to go out?
A: The use of face masks is required in all public spaces. Hand hygiene is essential and using soap and water or hand sanitiser (at least 70% alcohol to be effective) is the best protection. Avoid touching your face and maintain social distancing while in public spaces.
Q: Should I have people visiting me at home?
A: Social connections are important during difficult times. If a carer or service provider visits you in your home, they are required wear a face mask. You should also wear a mask during service delivery and practice social distancing where possible.
Q: Can I still volunteer at Barossa Village?
A: Yes. Mask wearing is mandatory.
Before volunteering you must notify Barossa Village:
If you are feeling unwell
If you are waiting for the result of a COVID test and are self-isolating
If you have visited an exposure site and are quarantining
If you are a close contact of a person who has visited an exposure site
All volunteers must be vaccinated against the flu and have received their first COVID vaccination before September 15, 2021.
Managing Your Wellbeing During COVID-19
Barossa Village has partnered with counsellor Louise Galanos, to share information about managing your wellbeing during COVID-19.
In this 10 minute video, Louise presents useful advice and takeaway tips to help you navigate through this unusual time.