Aged care, retirement village and disability sectors: COVID-19 health advice

Visit the SA Government COVID-19 website for comprehensive information on the directions, restrictions and requirements that apply to business and industry operating in South Australia.

Aged care

Aged care restrictions and requirements in South Australia

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the State Coordinator made a Direction under the Emergency Management Act 2004 to limit entry into residential aged care facilities in South Australia.

Read about the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities) Direction and compliance requirements, on our Aged Care - COVID-19, which includes information on:

  • Workforce (training, PPE, working across facilities)
  • Management and infection control plans
  • Aged care facility visitation

SA Health COVID-19 Resources

Other aged care resources

Retirement villages advice

The Direction under the Emergency Management Act 2004 to limit entry into residential aged care facilities does not apply to retirement villages.

However, retirement villages and residents must comply with the restrictions set out under the Emergency Management (Public Activities) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

It is important that operators of retirement villages stay informed as directions and guidelines change due to the evolving status of COVID-19.

More information on current restrictions are available on the SA Government COVID-19 website.

Retirement village operator resources

Disability sector

Visit the Collaborating 4 Inclusion website for guidelines and resources including Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness Planning for COVID-19 for people with disability.

Visit the Australian Department of Health website for information on providing disability support services including:

  • Advice for disability support workers.
  • Providing support to care recipients.
  • Management and operational plan for people with disability.
  • Online training

Disability sector resources

Supported residential facilities

The following guidelines are intended for use within residential care facilities in South Australia.

  • Guideline for management in supported residential facilities in South Australia (PDF 400KB)
  • Management in Supported Residential Facilities Checklist (PDF 403KB)