Rapid Antigen Testing Kits are now available for providers in high-risk LGAs.
These include Banyule, Brimbank, Casey, Cardinia, Darebin, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Hume, Manningham, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Monash, Moonee Valley, Moreland, Port Phillip, Whittlesea, Wyndham, Yarra, Baw Baw, Greater Shepparton, Kingston, Latrobe, Mitchell, and Mildura.

Rapid Antigen Testing is a screening tool to help detect COVID-19 in people without any symptoms and displays results in 10 – 15 minutes.

For more information go to: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/rapid-antigen-testing-for-aged-care

Maurice Blackburn COVID-19 register and WorkCover
What should you do if you contract COVID-19 at work?

  • Inform your employer of your diagnosis.
  • Complete and submit an incident report to your employer.
  • Lodge an official workplace injury claim form with your employer that they will pass on to WorkCover.
  • Create some notes for your personal records.
  • Register your details on Maurice Blackburn’s COVID-19 register.
  • Monitor your health – in the weeks and months after your diagnosis.
  • If you notice long-term health impacts, contact Maurice Blackburn for legal advice.

Maurice Blackburn also created this fact sheet on workers compensation and COVID-19.

Commonwealth Vaccine Support
Grant funding opportunities are available for providers to support their workforce to get vaccinated up until 30 June 2022. More detail here.

Priority access to the Pfizer, Moderna, or Astra Zeneca vaccine has been boosted for in-home and community workers – you can now receive your booking within 7 days of requesting an appointment. Find out how to book here.

Unionism is our strength. Encourage colleagues to join the ASU online via https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Tuffy Morwitzer | 0490 450 169 | tmorwitzer@asuvictas.com.au

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