Here is some information for your organisation regarding where you can access Coronavirus COVID-19 training. To best support your organisation, please read on.

Please make sure you access the guidelines by CLICKING HERE and provide training for your staff in residential aged care. PLEASE NOTE: All non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people are now banned. The original ban of 500 people is still in effect for outdoor gatherings.

New restrictions on visiting aged care homes

This morning, Victorian Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined new restrictions on visiting aged care homes

Homes and visitors now must:

  • Limit visits to a short duration
  • Limit to two visitors at one time a day per resident
  • Visits should be conducted in a resident’s room rather than communal areas
  • There should be no large group visits or gatherings – including social gatherings or entertainment
  • No school groups will be allowed to visit and especially persons under the aged of 16 years
  • In the case of end of life, facilities are urged to make sensible arrangements to allow visitation. Facilities should prepare strict processes around this type of contact.

He says that in the case of a resident nearing the end of their life, a home will have discretion to make special arrangements for family to visit them.

That will be done on a facility-to-facility basis and will still accommodate social distancing.

That adds to earlier restrictions on:

  • Those who have returned from overseas in 14 days
  • Those in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19
  • Those who have not been vaccinated against influenza after 1 May cannot enter aged care facilities.

Read the ABC News article HERE. Watch Scott Morrison’s aged care announcement HERE.

For home care, you can access the Australian Government webinar: Webinar on in home and community aged care COVID-19 preparedness CLICK HERE and the training through the below link.

Register for COVID-19 Infection Control Training by clicking HERE.

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