COVID-19 anti-viral treatment

COVID-19 anti-viral treatment in residential aged care

With the increase in transmission of COVID-19 in Australia, The chief medical officer released a statement Standard of care on COVID-19 oral anti-viral treatment in residential aged care facilities. Key points from this statement are outlined below:

  • Vaccines are proven to provide the best protection against COVID-19, however there are some individuals who are at higher risk for severe disease if they become infected with COVID-19.
  • Oral antiviral treatments can save lives.
  • Providing consent for anti-viral treatment assist to facilitate speedy access and best practice treatment in a residential aged care facility (RACF) setting.
  • Treatment should be commenced as soon as possible after a diagnosis of COVID-19 and within 5 days of symptom onset (or, for asymptomatic adults 70 years of age or older, as soon as possible after diagnosis by RAT or PCR is confirmed).
If you wish to discuss antiviral treatments further or provide consent for this treatment please do not hesitate to contact the clinical team or facility manager to discuss further.
Kind regards,
Drysdale Grove Aged Care