As of 6 April 2022
Visitor access should be in line with the advice in:
It is strongly recommended that facilities maintain check-in modalities for visitors and staff. Residents are not required to check-in.
NSW Government website for information on QR codes and check-in modalities.
Note: Hospital acquired functional decline (HAFD) in older patients can be significant: efforts should be made to prevent decline and to preserve function throughout the resident's hospital admission through multidisciplinary input including allied health consultations (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nutrition and dietetics, speech pathologists), as required. On discharge to the RACF, residents may require multidisciplinary rehabilitation to prevent further deconditioning and decline in independence and function.
Facilities may hold an event like a musical performance such as choirs, carol singers or musicians. Facilities must ensure that:
In very rare circumstances staff will have a contraindication to a COVID-19 vaccination. Advice for staff and facilities in these occasions is:
Advice to residential aged care facilities.