The Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19 (the Code) sets out the aged care industry’s expectations of conduct for aged care providers on how to support residents being able to have visitors while also keeping them safe and protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Code complements the existing regulatory framework overseen by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. It does this by further specifying industry-agreed acceptable practice, guarding against misapplication of emergency provisions and promoting
industry-led better practice. The Code provides best practice support and leadership from the sector on the important issue of visiting residential aged care services during the COVID-19 pandemic.