These resources provide the aged care sector and consumers and their families with information and advice on preventing and controlling COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian aged care settings. Most of these resources are produced by the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health with some content from additional stakeholder organisations. They cover residential aged care and home care settings.

COVID-19 infection control training
Department of Health
Free online training course for all aged care workers, including cooks and cleaners (Registration required)

Advice on aged care during COVID-19
Department of Health:Comprehensive, up to date information and advice on COVID-19 for aged care providers, aged care workers, and people receiving residential or home care.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for infection prevention and control in residential care facilities
Infection Control Expert Group, Department of Health: National guidelines for COVID-19 infection prevention and control in residential care facilities.

COVID-19 provider resources
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
Resources include management guidance and information on infection control spot checks and visitor access during a pandemic.

How prepared are you for a COVID-19 outbreak?
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission 
Factsheet poses guiding questions for all residential aged care providers and links to supportive resources.

COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities
Department of Health
A national weekly data snapshot on the impact of COVID-19 in aged care facilities.

National Guidelines for the Prevention, Control and Public Health Management of Outbreaks of Acute Respiratory Infection (including COVID-19 and Influenza) in Residential Care Facilities
Communicable Disease Network Australia
Best practice guidelines for residential aged care services, health professionals, and carers on the prevention and management of COVID-19 outbreaks in residential aged care.

Industry code for visiting in aged care homes Version 6.1
An approach to help providers meet their obligations to the safety of people in residential aged care during COVID-19.

Managing homecare through COVID-19
Department of Health and Aged Care
Home care package providers need to respond to changing circumstances to effectively manage COVID-19 risks to their care recipients and staff.

A coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Dementia Australia
Dementia Australia
Resources for home and residential aged care workers supporting people living with dementia during the pandemic. Includes help sheets in a range of languages and short videos.

COVID-19 etiquette: Storyboards and user guides
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
Storyboards and posters communicating COVID-19 protective practices to people whose English or literacy levels may be a barrier when it comes to accessing information.

Aged care workforce: Trauma, loss and grief
Phoenix Australia
Information for the aged care workforce providing support to residents affected by grief or trauma or experiencing it themselves.

COVID-19 aged care grief and trauma support services
Department of Health
A collection of resources, including services, for people experiencing grief and trauma associated with living, working, and caring in the aged care sector during COVID-19

Aged care grief and bereavement support
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
An online resource providing guidance on responding to grief and bereavement in aged care and facilitating workforce self-care practices. Includes materials for diverse population groups and in languages other than English

Caring for People with COVID-19
National Covid-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce
Living guidelines and include clinical pathways for Management of people with Covid-19 who are older and living with frailty and/or cognitive impairment and Management of people with COVID-19 who are receiving palliative care

Home-care guidelines for patients with COVID-19 
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Guide contains information for general practitioners (GPs) who are providing home- based care in a private residential home (including public or community housing), in residential aged care facilities and supported accommodation, for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and require additional support from general practice.

The first year of COVID-19 in Australia: direct and indirect health effects
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Report on the direct and indirect health effects of COVID-19 in Australia. It includes information on case numbers, deaths, and burden of disease as well as the impact on other diseases, health services, changes in health behaviours and social determinants.

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