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28 October 2021
Letters,

The Commissioner wrote to approved providers on 7 December 2020 about visitor access in a COVID-normal world

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6 September 2021
Webinar,

We hosted a webinar on 30 August 2021 that revisited some foundation steps providers of residential aged care can take to be ready for a COVID-19 outbreak. We also discussed the changing context of COVID in 2021.

Being ready for a COVID-19 outbreak webinar 30 August 2021

23 July 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides updated information for providers of aged care on effective infection prevention and control capability. This is critical to the safe, effective delivery of personal and clinical care in aged care. This is particularly the case during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

This fact sheet includes information on:
- What is the infection prevention and control (IPC) lead?
- What are the requirements of the IPC lead?
- Where can I find out more about the requirements and timing of implementation of the IPC lead(s)?
- Which approved providers need to appoint an IPC lead?

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14 July 2021
Image,

Download the How to stay active and enjoy yourself during COVID-19 images for social media, email and web.

White text: How to stay active and enjoy yourself during COVID-19 on green background with three circles with icons for: figures stretching, a figure reading a book and laptop with figure on screen and music notes

14 July 2021
Image,

Download the Stay connected with the people you love during COVID-19 images for social media, email and web.

Cartoon of an envelope with text: Stay connected with the people you love during COVID-19 on a purple background

14 July 2021
Image,

Download the How to stay safe from COVID-19 images for social media, email and web.

How to stay safe from COVID-19 white text, blue background with four circles with icons: hand washing, two figures 1.5m apart, needle and elderly figure with glasses sneezing in elbow

12 July 2021
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources,
Brochure,
Guides,

To support the aged care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission is developing a range of new 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 deal with the concept of staying safe, and cover the following topics: 

COVID-19 Staying safe storyboard image

12 July 2021
Brochure,
Guides,

To support the aged care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission is developing a range of new storyboards that are designed to illustrate key behaviours and priority issues.

COVID-19 storyboards image

12 July 2021
Guides,
Language resources,

These translated guides will help you understand what to expect if someone has COVID-19 in your residential aged care service, including that a number of changes will take place. These changes will be made very quickly. You might be anxious when these changes take place but the aim is to keep you safe.

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12 July 2021
Language resources,
Poster,

If someone has COVID-19 in your residential aged care service, a number of changes will take place. These changes will be made very quickly. You might be anxious when these changes take place but the aim is to keep you safe.

This poster has been translated into 15 languages to help residents understand what to expect in the time of COIVD-19.

Image of the 'What to expect translations - poster image' infographic translated into multiple languages

9 July 2021
Video,

How to stay safe from COVID-19 video is available in 15 different languages. The video aims to help consumers understand the steps they can take to keep themselves safe during the current pandemic. 

Image of COVID-19 video translations infographic showing icons: wash your hands, vaccination injection, and an older man

9 July 2021
Fact sheet,

A fact sheet for aged care residents, their families and representatives on your rights relating to COVID-19 restrictions in residential aged care.

First page of COVID-19 restrictions in residential aged care – your rights fact sheet

5 July 2021
Poster,

These posters have been developed to supplement the CDNA National Guidelines for the Prevention, Control and Public Health Management of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities in Australia.

The CDNA guidelines include a flow chart for managing COVID-19 in residential facilities. The posters take this flow chart and present it in a way that may be easier for facilities to see what they need to do for their particular circumstances.

COVID-19 flowchart posters

5 July 2021
Guides,

Practical guidance to support COVID-19 outbreak management planning and preparation in residential aged care facilities

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