Aged and residential care

COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidance for residential aged care facilities, multi-purpose services, community residential care group homes, hostels and refuges.


Last updated 19 January 2022

Interim Guidance on managing workforce in regards to COVID-19 in aged care

Published: 7 January 2021


CDNA interim statement to Aged Care Providers regarding ongoing COVID-19 management

Published: 4 January 2021


First 24 Hours: Managing an Outbreak of COVID-19 in a Residential Disability/Group Home (PDF)

Under review: 19 January 2022 | Size: 1.2 MB, 33 pages

This resource is a quick reference guide to assist Local Health Districts (LHDs) manage the first 24 hours of a COVID-19 outbreak in a disability facility (disability group home).


First 24 Hours: Managing an Outbreak of COVID-19 in a Residential Aged Care Facility (PDF)

Under review: 19 January 2022 | Size: 1.4 MB, 31 pages

This resource is a quick reference guide to assist local health district manage the first 24 hours of a COVID-19 outbreak in a residential aged care facility (RACF).


Residential Aged Care Facilities, Multi-Purpose Services, Community Residential Care Group Homes, Hostels and Refuges V2.0 (PDF)

Under review: 19 January 2022 | Size: 2.1 MB, 58 pages

This document provides infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidance for residential aged care facilities (RACFs), multi-purpose services (MPS), community residential care group homes, hostels and refuges when COVID-19 is suspected/probable/confirmed in a resident, health/care or visitor.


RACF COVID-19 PPE Train the Trainer package V2.0 (PPT)

Updated: 3 August 2021 | Size: 19.5 MB, 101 slides

Designed as an introductory guide to infection prevention and control Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions, and for Train the Trainer for Residential Aged Care facilities to implement training on the use of PPE.


RACF COVID-19 PPE Train the Trainer package V2.0 (PDF)

Updated: 9 August 2021 | Size: 1.4 MB, 27 pages

This resource provides a train the trainer package to be implemented to NSW RACFs to facilitate their understanding in infection prevention and control and PPE as it applies to COVID-19.