The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has developed resources to support you by suggesting options you may consider on how to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources includes a poster, how-to guide and a short video.
How to stay safe from COVID-19
COVID-19 is a new infection that can be more serious for some older people. This video shows you how you can see your loved ones while keeping yourself and others safe from COVID-19.
Making some changes now can help you stay safe and healthy so that, together, we can stop the spread of COVID 19.
A poster and how-to guide about how to stay safe from COVID-19 can be accessed here.
What to expect during a COVID-19 outbreak – residents in aged care homes
If someone in your residential aged care service has COVID-19, a number of changes will be made quickly. This video provides a summary of the changes which will be made to reduce the risk of you, the other residents and the staff contracting COVID-19.
A poster and guide about what to expect during a COVID-19 outbreak can be accessed here.
Staying connected with the people you love during COVID-19
One of the hardest parts of COVID-19 is that staying safe means limiting your contact with other people. Not being able to see family and friends as often or as easily as you’d like is tough. This video shows you how you can stay in touch in other ways.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how you stay in touch, just that you do.
If you’re living in residential aged care, consumer groups and providers have developed a set of strategies called the 'Aged Care Visitor Access Code' that aims to balance your need to stay safe from COVID-19 with your need to stay in touch with people you love.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how you stay in touch, just that you are supported to see your family and friends.
A poster and how-to guide about how you can stay connected can be accessed here.
How do I stay active and enjoy myself during COVID-19
You can still do many of the recreational or social activities you enjoy, though they may be a little different at the moment. This video shows you how you can stay active and enjoy yourself during COVID-19.
Talk to your family and carers about the ideas that would work for you.
A poster and how-to guide about how you can stay active and enjoy yourself can be accessed here.