COVID-19 information for older people and carers
You can find trusted COVID-19 information for older Australians on the healthdirect website.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support:
Dementia Australia have created some Dementia Help Sheets for COVID-19 for people living with dementia, their friends, families and carers to support them during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
- Information & tips - for people living with dementia
- Information & tips - for carers, families & friends of people living with dementia
- Information & tips - for home care providers
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.
Gathering safely - guidelines for seniors
There are no specific restrictions for people over 70 about self-isolating or staying home. You can choose when you go out, where you visit, and when to have visitors.
However, people over 70 are at greater risk of more severe symptoms if they are infected with COVID-19.
Information for older people & carers
Screening advice for healthcare facilities, residential aged and disability care facilities, and home care services:
- Healthcare facilities
- Residential aged care facilities
- Residential disability care facilities
- Home care service providers facilities
The Multilingual Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line. Calls are free, 2pm - 5pm (Melbourne time) Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
Arabic: 1800 549 849
Cantonese: 1800 549 848
Greek: 1800 549 845
Italian: 1800 549 844
Vietnamese: 1800 549 846