Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information for residential aged care providers – emergency leave

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Publication date: 
13 August 2020
Last updated: 
15 August 2022
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
Health sector

This information sheet includes:

  • emergency leave during COVID-19 pandemic
  • do residents have to pay any fees whie on emergency leave?
  • can a resident take emergency leave now?
  • can a resident use emergency leave for a hospital stay?
  • what if a resident has used their social leave and exceeded their allocated days during the
    COVID-19 pandemic?
  • a resident has exceeded their social leave balance during the COVID-19 pandemic. What if they paid fees to the aged care home in order to keep their place?

  • claiming emergency leave