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

This document is being updated to reflect the latest advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on visitor restrictions in residential aged care facilities.

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Publication date: 
3 November 2020
Last updated: 
19 January 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.