Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that there will now be restrictions on visitors to aged care facilities in Australia amid coronavirus fears.

Visitors will be limited to two at a time, with school groups and overseas visitors (who have returned within two weeks) banned. After May 1st, those who haven’t been vaccinated against influenza will also be banned.

Aged care operators are being asked to limit visits to a “short duration” in the resident’s room – not communal areas.

In end of life cases, Morrison says that aged care facilities have the discretion to put in place strict arrangements to enable people to visit their loves ones. However, these rules will be considered on an individual basis.