South Australian Updated Residential Aged Care Direction

Updated advice from SA Health for residential aged care facilities.

Date published:
Subscriber announcement
Health sector

The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 13) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 14) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

The Direction has been updated to reflect that residents must not leave a residential aged care facility (RACF) during a prescribed self-quarantine period except in the following circumstances:

  • for urgent medical or dental treatment
  • for transfer to hospital
  • for transfer to another RACF determined to be suitable by an authorised officer
  • in order to self-quarantine at another location, including a family home, approved by an authorised officer.

All other provisions in the previous version of the Direction (No. 13) remain the same.

We remind everyone working in aged care to stay at home if you are even mildly unwell and be tested for COVID-19. This is just one way to ensure you keep yourself and others safe.

The ‘Stay COVID Free, Do the 3’ poster also details how important it is to wash hands, maintain physical distancing and download the COVIDSafe App.