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A COVID-19 outbreak is a serious health risk for people who live in residential aged care facilities. Staff members and visitors are also at risk.
People who live in aged care facilities need help with their daily activities. Many of them are frail and have illnesses. At least half have cognitive impairment. The COVID-19 virus can spread quickly in aged care facilities. If too many health workers get sick, there may not be enough carers for people who live in aged care.

Avoiding exposure to COVID-19 is the most important way to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care facilities.

Aged care facilities have strict procedures for visitors. Residents and visitors need to keep up to date with changes in residential aged care to protect residents during COVID-19. Managers, staff, family, friends and residents need to work together to protect older people in aged care facilities.