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Victorian specific COVID-19 resources and information for aged care providers on preventing, planning for and managing COVID-19 outbreaks in Victorian residential aged care services.

Visit the Aged Care Quality and Safety CommissionExternal Link website and the Commonwealth Department of HealthExternal Link website for Australian Government resources for the Aged Care Sector on managing COVID-19.

Residential aged care COVID-19 outbreak management

The Management of Acute Respiratory Infection outbreaks, including COVID-19 and influenza, in residential care facilities (RCFs) guideline has been developed to provide RCFs with guidance to prevent, prepare and manage an outbreak of any acute respiratory infection, including COVID-19.

The guideline and supporting documents can be found on acute respiratory infection management in residential care facilities.

Infection prevention and control

For resources on personal protective equipment, facility cleaning, cleaning of clinical items, disposing of clinical waste, signage, zoning and wayfinding, see infection prevention and control guidance resources.


Visitors are important for ongoing health and wellbeing of residents. The Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities - Covid-19 guidance provides guidance on supporting safe visitor access.

Reviewed 12 October 2022

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