Updates to Entry Restrictions in Victorian Residential Aged Care: The Latest Changes Explained

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING VACCINATION ENTRY RESTRICTIONS IN VICTORIAN AGED CARE HOMES: ACE issued a version of this article on 3 August 2020 which stated that visitors to Victorian aged care homes were no longer required to have up-to-date influenza vaccinations. The article correctly reflected the changes made in Care Facilities Direction (No 8). However, in correspondence sent 5 August 2020, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services advised that they made an error when drafting Care Facilities Direction (No 8). The Department said “the advice regarding all people attending a residential aged care service must have an up to date influenza vaccination in order to be present on the premises continues to stand” and the Care Facilities Direction will soon be changed to reflect this.

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