COVID-19 Update

About ANHF Facilities

  • Currently we do not have any suspected or confirmed cases.
  • From March till now, ANHF facilities have been implementing together the same restricted visit measures.  However, with the decline of transmission in certain areas while there were increase in transmission risk in another area, different ANHF facilities’ exposure to COVID-19 risk vary.  In view of this, we would like to ask you to check on the risk mitigation actions taken by each facility independently as they may be different from each other from now on.
  • Regardless, due to the environmental limitation at each facility for social distancing visit, all visits will be required to go through an appointment system once the request is assessed by the Facility Manager.
  • What we have been doing that have not changed are as follows:
    • Our Connection Ambassadors will continue to assist all residents to maintain communications with family, friends or others who are not allowed to enter the facility at this time. 
    • Our registered nurses will continue to provide clinical updates of residents to their primary contacts.
    • Our Facility Managers will continue to consider all special requests for visits compassionately, in particular for the end-of-life situations or residents receiving palliative care.  Please do not hesitate to contact our Facility Managers if you have any questions.
    • All staff and essential visitors are required to wear a surgical mask (provided by us) or other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while in the facility, in additional to the entry temperature check and screenings.

Thanks for your attention and understanding.

ANHF Senior Management

28/09/2020

* You should NOT visit any facility if

  • You have fever or respiratory symptoms, even mild. You should isolate at home and seek COVID-19 testing;
  • You are waiting for COVID-testing result;
  • You have household members who are in isolation or pending COVID-19 testing result;
  • You have travelled to Melbourne / Victoria in the previous 14 days;
  • You have household members or have close contact with people who have travelled to Melbourne in the previous 14 days;
  • You have not received Influenza vaccination or unable to show us the evidence;
  • You have visited any of the locations identified as COVID-19 hot spots or where there was a confirmed case (see updated list of venues and dates as at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates or  https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/2020-nsw-health.aspx). It is important to regularly check the website, as this list may expand.

 

To download this message, click on the below link: 

Message from Senior Management – 28 September 2020

Message from Senior Management – 13 August 2020

Letter from the Chairman & CEO – 18 March 2020

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

From the CEO – Amid COVID-19 – 7 May 2020

From the CEO – COVID-19 Update: Health & Safety Reminder – 7 March 2020

 

Community Care

Home Care Service Newsletter October 2020

Home Care Service Newsletter August 2020

Home Care Service Newsletter July 2020

Safe Work Australia: Workplace Principles & Practice – In-Home Services during COVID-19 – 5 May 2020

Home Care Clinical Newsletter – COVID-19 – April 2020

Community Care Letter to Consumers, Tenants & Carers – Protecting Older Australians – 1 April 2020

Community Care Letter to Service Providers – 24 March 2020

Letter to Home Care Consumers – 17 February 2020

Community Care: Information & Recommended Health Care Actions – 17 February 2020

Letter to Home Care Consumers – 29 January 2020

 

Residential Care

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives – Update #15 – 28 September 2020

Public Health (COVID-19 Aged Care Facilities) Order (No 3) 2020 – 16 September 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives – Update #14 – 31 August 2020

COVID-19 Update from NSW Health & NSW Chief Health Officer Case Alert – 31 August 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives – Update #13 – 21 August 2020

What to expect if the facility has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 – 21 August 2020

COVID-19 Info for permanent aged care residents emergency leave – 3 August 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives – Update #12 – 23 July 2020

Letter to Staff & Volunteers – Urgent Updates from NSW Health 16 July 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives – Update #11 – 16 July 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives – Update #10 – 26 June 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives – Update #9 – 15 May 2020

Industry Code for Visiting RAC Homes during COVID-19 – 15 May 2020

Mandatory Requirement on Influenza Vaccination – Update #8 – 28 April 2020

2020 Influenza Vaccination – Mandatory Requirement for Anyone Who Need to Work or Visit a RACF

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives #7 – 1 April 2020

How to protect yourself and people you are caring for from infection with COVID-19 – March 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives #6 – 19 March 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives #5 – 6 March 2020

Residential Care Letter: Information for Visitors During COVID-19 Outbreak – 2 March 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives #4 – 29 February 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives #3 – 16 February 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives #2 – 12 February 2020

Letter to Residential Care Residents & Relatives #1 – 31 January 2020

 

Keep up to date with the latest news from the Department of Health:

NSW Health Alert – COVID-19 Case Updates & Warnings – 13 July 2020

Australian Government Department of Health

New South Wales Government Department of Health

New South Wales Government Department of Health Facebook

NSW Health: COVID-19 Updates

World Health Organisation

 

Factsheets – Australian Government Department of Health

Interim Advice on Non-Inpatient Care of Persons with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Factsheet for Older Australians – I have a Home Care Package, What Does this Mean for Me?

Covid-19 Information for Residents of RAC Services, their Family Members & Visitors

Families & Residents on Restricted Visits to RACF

COVID-19: Identifying the symptoms

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 – Practice social distancing

Practise simple hygiene by washing hands regularly

NSW Health Secondary Triage – Information for Residents & their Families

NSW Health Factsheet – Secondary Triage for RACF

 

COVID-19 Advice for the Public: Myth Busters

COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates

Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus

Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or are younger people also susceptible?

Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease

The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites

Can an ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus?

Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill the new coronavirus?

How effective are thermal scanners in detecting people infected with the new coronavirus?

Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus?

Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the new coronavirus?

Can regularly rinsing your nose with saline help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?

 

Additional Resources – Learn the fundamentals of infection prevention and control: 

Australian Department of Health: How to protect yourself and the people you are caring for from infection with COVID–19

World Health Organisation: When and how to use masks

How to make a cloth face mask – Health & Human Services Victoria State Government

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

NSW Health: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions