COVID-19 Update

Amaroo is committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents, clients, employees, and families. 

Find out more about our response to COVID-19 as well as the latest guidelines and restrictions.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding visitation restrictions, entry requirements or our COVID response - please call our dedicated AMAROO COVID-19 Hotline on 08 9398 0999 or email

COVID-19 Update – Monday 4 April 2022

Lockdown Lifted - Buckley Caring Centre & McMahon Caring Centre

It is with much excitement that we can announce that the lockdowns at both Buckley Caring Centre and McMahon Caring Centre have been lifted as of today, Monday 4th April. A further round of PCR testing was conducted at both sites on the weekend and no additional positive cases were identified amongst residents or staff close contacts. 

For the most part, visitor arrangements and restrictions will revert to what they were prior to lockdown, which were:

  • Visitation times: 10:00AM – 12:00PM and 4:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Visitor limits: limit of 2 visitors per resident per day 
  • Masks: masks must be worn at all times
  • Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs): A negative RAT must be presented prior to entry

For family members who are unable to visit during these set visiting hours, please reach out to your facility manager who will work with you to accommodate a convenient time to visit your loved one.

We appreciate the situation has been challenging and appreciate the ongoing support of our residents and families.

COVID-19 Update – Monday 29 March 2022

Current Sites in Lockdown - Buckley Caring Centre & McMahon Caring Centre

Buckley and McMahon Caring Centre are currently in lockdown. Multiple residents and/or staff have tested positive to COVID and an outbreak has been declared at both sites. 

For the following 7 days the following visitor arrangements and restrictions will apply:

  • Essential visitors: 1 visitor is permitted for only 1 hour per day and must wear full personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Masks: masks must be worn at all times
  • Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs): A negative RAT must be presented prior to entry

Partners in Care may still enter, and exemptions will be made for compassionate visits.

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs):
Due to staffing pressures, we will no longer be able to supervise or provide RATs at the entry of our facilities. Please undertake your RAT prior to visiting and have the negative test ready to show upon entry.

Please direct any enquiries to our COVID-19 Hotline on 08 9398 0999 or email

COVID-19 Update – Thursday 3 March 2022

Updated Visitation Requirements - Buckley & McMahon Caring Centres

The State Government introduced upgraded public health measures state-wide from 12:01am, Thursday 3 March.

These changes will have the following impact on visits to Buckley Caring Centre and McMahon Caring Centre:

  • Visitor limits: limit of 2 visitors per resident per day to aged care facilities.
  • Masks: mask wearing requirements expanded to include children in Years 3-6 (usual exemptions apply).

In addition to these changes, we will be amending the visitation times for both facilities, effective from Thursday 3 March. Visits will now only be allowed between 10:00AM – 12:00PM and 4:00PM to 6:00PM, any day of the week. These visitation hours are not applicable for partners in care. 

The health and safety of our residents and staff is our number one priority. Please understand that these precautionary measures are to protect your loved one and all of our residents. 

The visiting guidelines previously implemented will also continue in place in our facilities:

  • 2 visitors per resident per day.
  • Visitors must present a negative RAT prior to entry (every 24 hours)
  • Visitors must continue to always wear a mask (indoors and outdoors) – now includes children Years 3-6
  • Visiting hours are restricted between 10:00AM – 12:00PM and 4:00PM to 6:00PM.
  • Visitors must visit residents in their rooms or outdoor areas (weather permitting). Visits are not to be conducted in shared spaces.
  • Visitors must observe social distancing requirements.
  • Visitors must continue to stay away if they are unwell or showing any respiratory symptoms.
  • Visitors must continue to practice good hand hygiene.
  • Visitors must continue to sign in via scanning the Safe WA QR code, and then health screening at reception.
  • If not done already, proof of full COVID-19 and current influenza vaccination must be provided. 

Exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis on compassionate grounds and in cases of end-of-life. Please contact your Facility Manager to enquire about visitation exemptions. 

COVID-19 Update – Monday 31 January 2022

Proof of vaccination to enter an aged care facility from 31 January 2022

The government has announced that proof of COVID vaccination will be required for anyone over the age of 16 to enter aged care facilities from Monday 31 January.

Families and other visitors (over the age of 16) wanting to enter our care facilities will be required to show proof of their double dose COVID-19 vaccination, either in a digital or paper-based form, along with approved identification (if not using the ServiceWA app). 

If you have any questions please contact your facility manager, or check the WA State Government COVID-19 website.

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