COVID-19 Information for Residential Aged Care Facilities
30 August 2021
Reporting of aged care workers and residents COVID-19 vaccinations
From 27 July 2021, providers of residential aged care facilities must report weekly, using the My Aged Care provider portal online reporting tool, de-identified data at a service level each Tuesday on the:
- total number of residents and workers at each aged care service and, of those,
- the number of residents and workers at each service who have received a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and
- the number of residents and workers at each service who have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Related: Department of Health bulletin for RACF employees Why is my in-home or community aged care employer asking me if I have received a COVID-19 vaccination?
NSW Health lockdown guidance
NSW Health advice to home care service providers during Greater Sydney COVID lockdown.
COVID-19 guide for aged care services
This guide is for providers of residential aged care services. It provides Information and resources for aged care services including residential aged care facilities, Commonwealth Home Support Programme, assessment services, home care package providers, multi-purpose services, respite care and transition care, updated frequently.
It is a priority for the Department of Health to deliver choice and flexibility in accessing COVID-19 vaccinations for aged care staff as quickly as possible in the safest way.
Residential aged care workers will be able to access a COVID-19 vaccination through GP clinics via the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker, or directly through a participating nearby GP clinic through HotDoc. Bookings can be made now, subject to availability.
Updated screening advice for healthcare facilities, residential disability and aged care facilities and home care services
The following links will take you to the NSW Health website (published May 2021):
- Healthcare facilities
- Residential aged care facilities
- Residential disability care facilities
- Home care service providers facilities
COVID-19 aged care grief and trauma support services
The Australian Government has funded expert organisations to provide free grief, trauma, dementia and advocacy support for those living, working and caring for people in the aged care sector. In-person, phone and online help is available for aged care residents and recipients, their families, family of choice, friends, loved ones, community visitors and representatives, and aged care workers.