Government releases aged Care specific Coronavirus facts sheets

The department has prepared factsheets for aged care staff, residents and families to assist in control of the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).


These factsheets have been cleared through the Communicable Disease Network Australia and will be updated as new information becomes available.

 

Health care and residential care workers

This information sheet includes:

  • can I go to work?
  • what does isolate in your home mean?
  • I am an employer - what should I tell my staff?
  • what is this virus?
  • what are the symptoms?
  • how is the virus spread?
  • for how long can a person spread the infection to other people?
  • who is most at risk of a serious illness?
  • what if I have already returned to work but should have been isolated?
  • how can we help prevent the spread of the virus?
  • where can I get more information?

 

Residents of residential care services and family members

This information sheet includes:

  • residential care services
  • what if, in the last 14 days, a family member has been to mainland China?
  • what does it mean to be isolated?
  • what is this virus?
  • what are the symptoms?
  • who is most at risk of serious illness?
  • how can we help prevent the spread of 2019-nCoV?
  • where can I get more information?

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