COVID-19 PPE and Asymptomatic testing for Vic RACFs

In this update: COVID-19 PPE and asymptomatic testing for Vic RACFs.

Date published:
Type:
Subscriber announcement
Audience:
Health sector

As you would be aware, Victoria has recorded eleven new locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. In response to this epidemiological risk, Victorian Department of Health revised PPE advice for RACFs in the following LGAs Brimbank, Hume, Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley, Moreland and Whittlesea is as follows:

  • Face shields in addition to surgical masks for all COVID Negative residents
  • Tier 3 PPE required for all residents low and high risk suspected and confirmed COVID.

Residential Aged Care Facilities are also encouraged to offer asymptomatic testing for staff in the affected LGA areas. You can request additional COVID-19 swabs from Melbourne Pathology by emailing stores@mps.com.au. Facilities should book a pick-up of swabs every day that samples are taken by contacting Melbourne Pathology’s courier service on (03) 9287 7788. If you have any questions on collections, please contact Melbourne Pathology: