1 June 2020
This tool is for organisations that provide home care services as part of their core business.
The purpose of tool is to identify risks and develop mitigation strategies for home visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The objectives are to:
- ensure clients continue to receive the in-home care and support they need without increased risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19,
- ensure healthcare and disability workers and other support workers are not exposed to COVID-19 during home visits,
- provide clarity to stakeholders about COVID-19 risk assessment and mitigation strategies, including appropriate infection prevention and control guidelines for this setting; and
- support identification and implementation of alternative service provision models during the COVID-19 pandemic to maximise safety without loss of service level or quality.