On 20 November 2020, the Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes During Covid-19 (the Industry Code) was updated to recognise the different levels of risk faced by providers and residents across Australia. The revised Code now includes a tiered approach to how aged care providers should respond to the pandemic.
Under the previous version of the Industry Code, Principle 13 stated that providers were entitled to vary their own response to COVID-19 as risks changed within the community. The revised Code now provides specific guidance on how a provider should vary their response through the introduction of the ‘Tiered Escalation’ model.
Click here to download a pdf version of our update.