Protecting Aged Care Workers

Aged Care Workers

Protecting aged care workers

  • Victorian workplaces are required to provide appropriate levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) to staff.
  • You must not go to work if you are feeling unwell.
  • Get tested if you have even mild symptoms. You must then stay at home until you get your test result.
  • If you are a close contact of someone who tests positive, you must get tested straight away, even if you don’t have symptoms, and isolate until you get your result.
  • $300 and $1500 support payments are available to workers who cannot rely on sick leave while they await a test result or are required to self-isolate.
  • Contact WorkSafe if you are concerned about your employer’s management of risks relating to COVID-19 on 1800 136 089.

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