Most of the time your aged care worker does not have to wear personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, aprons or gowns, and protective eyewear.
The aged care worker visiting your home is taking all necessary measures to ensure you stay safe. This includes following advice from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer about when to use protective equipment.
Most of the time your aged care worker does not have to wear personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, aprons or gowns, and protective eyewear. However, in many cases, the team at Vital Home Health Services will take additional measures to ensure the comfort and safety of our clients.
Personal protective equipment must be worn by your aged care worker if:
- You have been diagnosed with COVID-19
- You are suspected of having COVID-19
- You are displaying symptoms of COVID-19
Any aged care worker displaying symptoms of COVID-19 is not allowed to work – and just to be sure, workers with symptoms are being tested.
Aged care workers are following the best medical advice to protect you and themselves from COVID-19.
It is recommended by the government to keep up your regular home care and health care. This is just as important as protecting yourself from coronavirus. Have regular contact with your doctor and call them if you are concerned about any of your health conditions. They may be able to provide care over the phone or via tele-conference, and face to face care is still available.
To find out more about COVID-19 please phone the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 or go to health.gov.au