Visitor Access Codes

Industry Code for visiting aged care homes during COVID-19

Sixth Review - 22 March 2022

The March 2022 update incorporates updated definitions of an aged care exposure to COVID-19 and an aged care outbreak of COVID-19, in line with the updated Government guidelines amongst other changes to align with more recent government statements.

An updated ‘Industry Code for Visiting in Aged Care', which aims to balance best practice safety measures in aged care with the rights and mental health of older Australians was released on Tuesday, 22 December 2021.

The revised version 6 of the Code, developed by 12 aged care consumer and provider organisations, follows extensive consultation with key stakeholders, including the general public, sector stakeholders, and health authorities.