Supporting Victorian residential aged care providers to transition their workforce to single site operations – guiding principles support hub

To assist providers in the implementation of the guiding principles, a support hub is now available.

Subscriber announcement
Health sector

Webinar Invitation 

Stop the spread – transitioning your workforce to single site operations
Free webinar – Wednesday 29 July 2.00pm (AEST).

On Sunday 19 July, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced an Industry program to reduce workforce sharing across sites in Victoria.

Guiding principles

Guiding principles developed by industry leaders with input from government, peak bodies and unions have been distributed to assist providers in implementing this initiative.

The Guiding principles for residential aged care – keeping Victorian residents and workers safe aim to minimise the potential risk of workers unintentionally transmitting COVID-19 by working across multiple sites by:

  • supporting age care workers in Melbourne Metro and Mitchell Shire to work with a single residential aged care facility during this high-risk pandemic period
  • ensuring workers are supported, paid their usual income, not disadvantaged and have choice over their place of employment.

To assist providers in the implementation of the Principles, a support hub has been established by LASA and ACSA to provide access to specialist ER/IR advice, clinical support and guidance services and practical resources for all providers in the sector.

Read further information on the hub including an invitation to a free webinar Stop the spread - transitioning your workforce to single site operations, on Wednesday 29 July 2.00pm (AEST).