Date published: 
25 April 2021
Type: 
Subscriber announcement
Intended audience: 
Health sector

WA Health has issued Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities (Stay at Home and Closure (Perth, Peel and Rottnest)) Directions. These directions are intended to apply despite the current Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities Directions (No 7). The purpose of these directions is to limit the spread of COVID-19 in residential aged care facilities in the affected area.

These directions are effective immediately and are expected to continue in effect until 12.01 am on 27 April 2021 or such further period as specified by the Western Australian Government. Please take the time to review these directions and stay up to date with information on the WA Government website.

PPE

Aged care providers are asked to ensure they have a sufficient supply of PPE, to use their own supply of PPE first and to request extra supply as and when needed. If you urgently need PPE and cannot source it, please submit an online application. The application will need to be completed for your request to be considered. The Commonwealth is prioritising requests for PPE from the National Medical Stockpile to aged care services that are most in need

Further information and advice
Please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for information and resources to assist in preparing and managing a COVID-19 outbreak including what to do in the first 24 hours of an outbreak in a residential aged care facility.