The Federal Government announced this afternoon that it is extending the private residential aged care single-site arrangements for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire until 30 November 2020.
The single site employment policy was due to end in 12 days on 26 October.
ANMF supports the extension, but we are disappointed the announcement was delayed which has made it difficult for aged care nurses, personal care workers and their employers to plan rosters and work arrangements.
The Victorian Government has already announced single site employment will continue to operate in public residential aged care facilities until February 2021.
ANMF will continue to lobby the Federal Government to implement a consistent single-site policy and apply the later February extension date across Victoria’s private aged care sector.
The Federal Government’s announcement means private aged care employees working in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire must continue only working at a single residential aged care site as part of the plan to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This does not apply to agency staff.
Aged care providers will continue to receive funding to ensure employees, who are restricted from working at their previous multiple workplaces, are not financially disadvantaged.
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In the first instance, contact Member Assistance via our online form: https://www.anmfvic.asn.au/memberassistance
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