Date published: 
12 January 2021
Subscriber announcement
Intended audience: 
Health sector

On 8 January 2021 the Queensland Government issued Aged Care Direction (No. 18) which recommends limiting mobility of the residential aged care workforce across Queensland. The Australian Government is making funding support under the Support for Aged Care Workers in COVID-19 (SACWIC) grant available for residential aged care providers located in the following Local Government Areas in Greater Brisbane:

  • City of Brisbane
  • City of Ipswich
  • Logan City
  • Moreton Bay Region
  • Redland City.

Funding is available to support providers with the out of pocket costs with implementing a single site arrangement for the period from 8 January 2021 to 22 January 2021.

The SACWIC Grant Opportunity is designed to minimise the risk of infection to aged care workers, residents and other consumers of aged care services by providing grant funding to limit people working across multiple residential aged care facilities and to ensure workers are not disadvantaged as a result of single site arrangements.

For guidance on practical implementation of single site arrangements and the available funding support, providers can visit the Guiding Principles Support Hub website or phone the hotline on 1800 491 793.

SACWIC will remain open for providers to submit their applications until 30 June 2021. Providers can submit an application for out of pocket expenses after 22 January 2021 but can apply earlier if a provider is experiencing significant financial strain.