Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information for permanent aged care residents – emergency leave

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Publication date: 
14 August 2020
Last updated: 
8 April 2022
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

This information sheet includes:

  • Use of emergency leave during the COVID-19 pandemic​​​​​​
  • Do I have to pay any fees while on emergency leave?
  • Can I take emergency leave now?
  • Can I use emergency leave for a hospital stay?
  • What if I have used my social leave and exceeded my allocated days during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • I have exceeded my social leave balance during the COVID-19 pandemic. What if I have paid fees to the aged care home in order to keep my place?
  • What help is available in the home if I want to move out of my residential aged care facility and live with my family during COVID-19?
  • What happens if I do not want to go back to my aged care home?