The Victorian Department of Health has issued a notice advising all health care workers listed under Phase 1A and 1B – which includes in-home care, are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine regardless of age. More info on who else is eligible, how to book an appointment, and what to bring to your appointment can be found here.
Deferred reporting for vaccine for CHSP providers
By July 13th providers of Home Care Packages and Short-Term Restorative Care must begin keeping records of the vaccine status of staff. It is voluntary for staff to provide this information to their employer, and if they chose to, it must be completely de-identified.
The Commonwealth Home Support Program and National Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program are not required to keep these records, or report on them, until later in the year.
More info here.
Advice for Glen Eira Residential Aged Care Facilities
Supports for working in a single site have re-commenced again. More info on that here.
Information on restrictions to visitors can be found here.
Support to access the vaccine by your employer
Many councils are providing paid time, kms, and travel time to their frontline staff to access the vaccine. If yours is not and you would like to get organized to receive better support, get in touch with Tuffy. Details below.
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