Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for infection prevention and control in residential care facilities

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for infection prevention and control in residential care facilities

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Publication date: 
3 November 2020
Last updated: 
16 June 2021
Publication type: 
Guideline
Intended audience: 
Health sector
Description: 

This document provides advice for infection prevention and control for COVID-19 specifically in residential care facilities in Australia. It includes: 

  • general principles of infection prevention and control in residential care facilities
  • routine infection prevention and control measures relevant to any infectious disease risk 
  • placement of residents with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • placement of residents who are close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case
  • standard precautions
  • transmission-based precautions.