COVID-19 is a health risk for older people. Because of this, the government has applied new restrictions to protect consumers in residential facilities and home care services.
The restrictions include guidance on when people shouldn't visit residential aged care services - for example, if you've been overseas in the previous two weeks - as well as precautions to take if you are visiting services. You can read the advice on the Department of Health's website.
Industry code for visiting residential aged care homes during COVID-19
The Industry code for visiting residential aged care homes during COVID-19 was updated by consumers and aged care peak bodies on 6 August 2021.
Visit the COTA Australia website to view the code.
COVID-19 resources and information
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Commission has been developing specific resources and adding them, along with resources from the Department of Health and relevant sources, to our COVID-19 Information page.