COVID‐19 in a Sydney nursing home: a case study and lessons learnt

Infectious disease outbreaks are a hazard of communal living in places such as military barracks, boarding schools, prisons and residential care homes. The risks are exacerbated when residents are vulnerable because of advanced age, comorbidities and frailty, or there are too few or inadequately trained staff. The home‐like setting of modern residential aged care facilities (RACFs), and the overcrowding and limited staffing that are features of many, are not conducive to prevention or control of infectious diseases.

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  • Clinical research and infection prevention
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