This notification is essential for the activation of support from the Commonwealth.
Reporting a positive COVID-19 case
Following the identification of a positive COVID-19 case, please email the Commonwealth Department of Health. This notification is in addition to notifying your Public Health Unit.
Under the Privacy Act 1988, this information should be de-identified and should not include personal or private information that can identify a resident or staff member, such as an individual’s name, address, date of birth or contact details. It should also not include information about a resident’s movements or passing.
First 24 hours - managing COVID-19 in a residential aged care facility
The Department of Health has published a checklist to assist residential aged care providers, following the identification of a positive COVID-19 case: First 24 hours – managing COVID-19 in a residential aged care facility.
For more up to date information and advice on COVID-19 for aged care providers, aged care workers and people who receive residential or home care, please visit the Department of Health website: Advice on aged care during COVID-19.