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COTA Aged Care Visitor Access Code
7 May, 2020

A Reminder: COTA Aged Care Visitor Access Code consultation closes 3pm today, 7 May 2020.

A Visitor Access Code is being developed by COTA (Council on the Ageing) to ensure a nationally consistent visitation policy to residential aged care homes during the COVID-19 crisis. The Code aims to apply a compassionate and consistent visitor policy that continues to minimise the risk of COVID-19 while providing innovative on-site visiting solutions to maintain the mental health of residents.

COTA are seeking views on the draft code from aged care residents, families, families of choice, friends, along with aged care providers and staff.

To view the draft code please visit: https://www.cota.org.au/…/aged-care-re…/visitor-access-code/

Aged care residents, families, families of choice, friends, consumers and carers wishing to comment on the draft code, please email cota@cota.org.au

Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19