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

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Publication date: 
17 June 2020
Last updated: 
19 June 2020
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?