The Australian and Victorian Governments, Representatives and the Aged Care Sector have worked collaboratively in order to announce additional measures to ensure Aged Care providers are prepared and equipped to combat the spread of COVID-19. This has been done in aim to allow providers to continue supplying quality care and service provision.
The Federal Government will be making funding available to residential and home care providers. This is to ensure providers can cover any additional entitlements to enable works to conduct care and services in one location only. This funding allows providers to train and employ additional staff to ensure they are no missed work shifts. Finally, the funding allows providers to provide accommodation so workers who live or work in hotspots can continue to work.
The Victorian Government is also providing financial support to Victorian workers who are self-isolating or in quarantine, therefore unable to work.
For further information please visit: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/support-for-aged-care-residents-and-aged-care-workers-across-victoria/