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The Australian Government has welcomed the launch of a toolkit aimed at ensuring community sporting clubs and associations have a clear path to competition as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
A joint media release with Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, about renewed calls for Australians to stay vigilant as the toll of people who have died as a result of COVID-19 rises to 100.
Senior Australians won’t be penalised or disadvantaged for moving out of an aged care facility during crisis under emergency leave legislation amendments today adopted by the Australian Government.
The Australian Government has welcomed the visitation code for residential aged care which prioritises access to loved ones while ensuring the protection of their health remains a priority.
Residential aged care providers will benefit from an additional COVID-19 specific support package totalling $205 million under targeted measures announced today by the Morrison Government.
A joint media release with The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, about free webinars to help improve the online skills of Senior Australians as they increasingly turn to the internet to access online services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior Australians, their families and carers can now call a dedicated free call support line aimed at supporting the mental health of those impacted by the spread of COVID-19.
Staff and residents of aged care facilities across Australia are being urged to roll up their sleeves for flu vaccinations under a sweeping campaign to protect their health.
A media release from the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, the Hon Richard Colbeck, about immediate testing for COVID-19 at 3 aged care facilities across Tasmania’s North West Coast, as the campaign to stop the spread of the virus continues.
A media release from Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck about emergency measures to ensure aged care recipients continue to get the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aged Care workers are being urged to get their flu vaccination now ahead of the season in a bid to protect themselves and the Senior Australians they care for.
The Federal Government rejects assertions by the ABC that there have been no inspections in nursing homes since the COVID-19 outbreak – or a commitment to infection control.
A joint media release with the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister, and Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, about funding for vital meal delivery services to support senior Australians.
Senior Australians and young people will benefit from a $1.1 billion funding package aimed at ensuring they stay healthy and connected during the campaign to stop the spread of COVID-19.
With considerable resources from the Aged Care sector and Government now required in the campaign to keep Senior Australians safe during the COVID-19 outbreak – several long term measures will be put on hold for at least six months.
New measures for the Aged Care sector have been unveiled as the Morrison Government continues to strengthen Australia’s defence against COVID-19.
Aged care facilities around Australia are now required to restrict visitation as the Federal Government continues to combat the spread of coronavirus.