Information for the Aged Care Sector

Media Release: 13/05/2021 Issue 2021/8 This newsletter provides important information on matters affecting the aged care sector, including aged care initiatives, programs and processes. We encourage you to share this newsletter with your colleagues and workforce, particularly your communications teams, and encourage them to subscribe for future updates. In addition to the newsletter, we also send announcements… Continue reading Information for the Aged Care Sector

Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 update

Press Release: Department of Health: 1 April 2021 In this edition: What’s new: QLD: Updated advice for Queensland aged care providers NSW: Updated screening advice for RACFs and Home Care Services VIC: PPE advice for home care service providers All States and Territories: Stay up to date COVID-19 vaccine update Resources Fact sheet: COVID-19 vaccination –… Continue reading Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 update

Protecting Older Australians COVID-19 : Update

Press Release: 19 March 2021 In this edition What’s new: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine: Information on side-effects with second dose New resources on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Requirements of vaccine workforce providers Applications now open for residential aged care facilities to vaccinate staff COVID-19 vaccine myth buster GPs join the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine rollout Save… Continue reading Protecting Older Australians COVID-19 : Update

Update: Further information about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Press Release: 26 February 2021 Thank you for continuing to stay up to date with the latest information via this newsletter. This edition includes further information about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine including information on triaging and directing enquiries and guidance around staff eligibility. There is also information about resources including guidance for monitoring… Continue reading Update: Further information about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE

Press Release: Tuesday 23 February 2021 Residential aged care facilities can choose to engage with local media on the vaccine rollout The COVID-19 vaccine rollout to aged care facilities is attracting significant media attention. Residential aged care facilities can engage directly with media and participate in coverage if they choose. You do not need to… Continue reading COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE

New information on obtaining and recording consent and preparing sites ahead of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

The Department of Health has published new information—a readiness toolkit—to our website for residential aged care facilities about preparing for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines and obtaining and recording consent for residents. Residential aged care facilities should familiarise yourselves with this information and start planning. You can also share the relevant information below with residents… Continue reading New information on obtaining and recording consent and preparing sites ahead of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

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