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COVID-19

5 August 2022
Fact sheet,

The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the community and in residential aged care services. Of all the treatment measures available to services, rapid access to oral antivirals could make the biggest difference to consumers if they become infected with COVID-19.

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20 July 2022
Letters,

On Wednesday 20 July 2022, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to residential approved providers regarding antiviral treatments to manage COVID-19 outbreaks.

2 August 2022
Fact sheet,

This provider fact sheet helps ensure services are doing everything possible to prevent, prepare for and reduce the impact of a COVID-19 outbreak. It features links to key resources available from the Commission, the Australian Government Department of Health and peak bodies.

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4 March 2022
Fact sheet,

The Commission recognises the known physical, psychosocial and nutritional impacts on older people if they experience extended periods of social isolation. This statement outlines what our position is on provider responsibilities relating to visitor access.

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4 March 2022
Letters,

On Monday 28 February 2022, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to approved providers on the COVID-19 vaccine boosters.

25 February 2022
Letters,

The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck together with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson, issued a joint letter to residential aged care providers to personally encourage all aged care residents and staff to get their COVID booster vaccination.

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22 December 2021
Letters,

On Wednesday 22 December 2021, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to residential approved providers on being prepared for a COVID-19 outbreak.

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22 December 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet for providers summarises key learnings and observations from more than 350 COVID-19 outbreaks at residential aged care services across Australia in 2021.

cover page of 'What we learned from COVID-19 outbreaks in 2021'

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

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

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