We have 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.
Restrictions in residential aged care – your rights
During the COVID-19 pandemic, individual state and territory governments will decide at times of heightened risk to issue a public health order restricting access for visitors to residential aged care services in that state or territory.
This fact sheet helps you and your family understand your rights and the responsibilities of your service provider in this and other situations.
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.
Download the how to stay safe from COVID-19 A3 poster.
Download the how to stay safe from COVID-19 A4 guide.
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.
Download the what to expect during a COVID-19 outbreak A3 poster.
Download the what to expect from a COVID-19 A4 guide.
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.
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.
Storyboards and user guides
To support the aged care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are developing a range of storyboards that are designed to illustrate key behaviours and priority issues.
The storyboards will be particularly helpful in supporting people whose English or literacy levels may be a barrier when it comes to accessing content relating to COVID-19 and are relevant to all providers and consumers, their families and representatives across the aged care sector.
These storyboards and posters deal with:
- social and physical distancing
- sneezing and coughing (posters)
Download the COVID-19 etiquette storyboards and user guides.
These storyboards deal with:
- keeping yourself safe
- keeping your loved ones safe
- staying safe in remote and rural communities
- working safely in community care
Download the COVID-19 staying safe storyboards and user guides.