COVID-19 Vaccination to become mandatory for Residential aged care workers

Press Release: Wednesday 30 June 2021 On Monday, National Cabinet agreed that the COVID-19 vaccination of residential aged care workers will become mandatory by mid-September 2021. Residential aged care workers must have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by this time. The requirement will be a condition of working in an… Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccination to become mandatory for Residential aged care workers

REMINDER: All providers strongly encouraged to report now on workforce COVID‑19 vaccination status

On 4 June 2021, the Australian Government announced the introduction of a new reporting tool for all approved providers of residential, in-home and community aged care services to report on the COVID-19 vaccination status of their aged care workforce. All approved providers of aged care services are strongly encouraged to start reporting now. Weekly reporting of… Continue reading REMINDER: All providers strongly encouraged to report now on workforce COVID‑19 vaccination status

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update

Press Release: Monday 7 June 2021 In this edition Single site arrangements for COVID-19 impacted areas of Greater Melbourne extended to 24 June 2021 New reporting requirements on aged care workforce COVID-19 vaccination – updated information SA – Priority vaccinations for RACFs workers ACT – Updated advice NSW – Updated advice Single site arrangements for… Continue reading Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update

Collecting and reporting data on the COVID‑19 vaccination status of aged care workforce

Press Release: 4 June 2021 Vaccination is the most effective protection against COVID-19. The Australian Immunisation Register records everyone’s vaccination history. But it does not include information about the individual’s job or employer. Collecting and reporting data on the vaccination status of aged care workers is an important measure to provide greater health security for… Continue reading Collecting and reporting data on the COVID‑19 vaccination status of aged care workforce

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update

Press Release: 4th June 2021 In this edition Victorian aged care COVID-19 zoning and wayfinding advice NSW: Updated advice for residential aged care facilities and home care services ACT: Updated advice for high risk settings Grief and trauma support for the aged care sector Victorian aged care COVID-19 zoning and wayfinding advice Reminder: the Victorian… Continue reading Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update

Protecting older Australians- COVID-19 Update

Press Release: 27 May 2021 Administration of seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines Providers are asked to urgently review this letter from the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly providing the strong recommendation that residents and staff in residential aged care settings be vaccinated as quickly as possible against COVID-19, and advice provided by the Australian… Continue reading Protecting older Australians- COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 vaccine update – 27 May 2021

Translated information on COVID-19 vaccination for in-home care workers and recipients Community and in-home aged care workers, and people aged 50 years and over receiving Commonwealth-funded in-home and community aged care, are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. A fact sheet explaining how in-home care workers and recipients can get a COVID-19 vaccination is now available in 19… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine update – 27 May 2021

Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 Update

Press Release: 7 May 2021 In this edition: What’s new: Updated NSW advice for aged care providers  Updated advice for ACT high-risk settings What to do if a person misses their second Pfizer dose Vaccinating residential aged care workers Vaccinating in-home and community aged care recipients and workers OPAN COVID-19 vaccination webinar replay Asymptomatic testing… Continue reading Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 Update

Protecting older Australians: COVID-19 Update

Press Release: 16 April 2021 In this edition: What’s new: Updated Queensland directions for aged care providers New South Wales: Updated screening advice for residential and home care services Updated advice from ACT Chief Health Officer to ACT residential aged care services Update on COVID-19 vaccinations for aged care workers Update on COVID-19 vaccinations for aged… Continue reading Protecting older Australians: COVID-19 Update

Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 update

Press Release: 26 March 2021 [Updated] In this edition: What’s new: Reminder: Aged care vaccine rollout webinar today 2pm-3pm COVID-19 vaccine update for residential aged care workers VIC: Updated PPE advice for aged care workers NSW: Updated advice for RACFs and Home Care Services Resources Digital images: COVID-19 vaccination – Social media content (Aboriginal and Torres… Continue reading Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 update