Guidance for preventing and controlling COVID-19 outbreaks in New Zealand aged residential care

3 Apr 2020 | Aged Residential Care

This guidance document and supporting resources provide practical assistance to aged residential care facilities in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note: These documents are being updated regularly and links may change. Instead of downloading the documents, please use and share the link to this page and return here to get the most recent versions.

We welcome all feedback on the guide and supporting documents. Please email: arc@hqsc.govt.nz.

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Guidance for preventing and controlling COVID-19 outbreaks in New Zealand aged residential care (357KB, pdf) 24 July 2020
Checklist for COVID-19 (36KB, docx) 10 July 2020
Contact and droplet precautions sign (171KB, pdf) 15 April 2020
Correspondence log template (26KB, docx) 3 April 2020
Daily situation report template (35KB, docx) 15 April 2020
Equipment check template (28KB, docx) 3 April 2020
GP outbreak letter (110KB, docx) 3 April 2020
Guidance on cleaning aged residential care facilities following a suspected, probably or confirmed case of COVID-19 (1.6MB, pdf) 24 April 2020
How to keep your home bubble safe 16 April 2020
Imprest list template (31KB, docx) 3 April 2020
Monitoring recommendations for staff and residents in aged residential care (123KB, pdf) 15 April 2020
Outbreak plan for influenza-like illness (80KB, docx) 10 July 2020
Outbreak log (89KB, doc) 3 April 2020
Personal protective equipment use in aged residential care settings (105KB, pdf) 3 April 2020
Swiss Medical Weekly article: COVID-19 pandemic: palliative care for elderly and frail patients at home and in residential and nursing homes (429KB, pdf) 3 April 2020
Poster: PPE used by community care providers for prevention of COVID-19 (link) 7 May 2020
Poster: Stop bugs travelling in aged residential care (299KB, pdf) 28 April 2020
Short-term care plan template (36KB, docx) 10 July 2020
Visitor restriction recommendations for aged residential care (107KB, pdf) 3 April 2020

Last updated 24/09/2020