COVID-19 emergency leave extended for permanent aged care residents

We have extended emergency leave for permanent aged care residents for 12 months. This means residents who wish to temporarily relocate during COVID-19 outbreaks can continue to use emergency leave instead of social leave through to 31 December 2024.

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Unpredictable COVID-19 outbreaks are still occurring in aged care homes and the broader community.

Continuing emergency leave will give reassurance to residents who wish to temporarily stay with family at these times, and not have to use social leave.

Residents will not have to pay the aged care home any extra fees (over what they already pay) to secure their place.

See updated resources on emergency leave in our: 

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