Aged and residential care

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


Last updated 16 May 2022
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Guidance for Residential Aged Care Facilities on the public health management of Acute Respiratory Infections (including COVID-19 and Influenza).

Published: 16 May 2022


Guidance to support assessment of workers, residents and visitors in Residential Disability Care V1.1 (PDF)

Updated: 4 February 2022 | Size: 347 KB, 9 pages

This document contains a framework to assist in determining the risk to disability workers, residents (known as consumers in some facilities) and visitors in Disability Group Homes when there has been contact with someone with COVID-19 either at the facility or group home.


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

Published: 4 January 2022


First 24 Hours: Managing an Outbreak of COVID-19 in a Disability Group Home V2.0 (PDF)

Updated: 9 March 2022 | Size: 470 MB, 31 pages

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


First 24 Hours: Managing COVID-19 in a Residential Aged Care Facility

Updated: 15 February 2022


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.