NEWS THAT MATTERS

COVID-19 leave grants

to support aged-care workers

The Albanese Labor Government has announced COVID-19 leave grants for aged care workers who contract COVID-19 and do not have entitlements available to them to take time off work.

(L-R): Peninsula Village CEO Colin Osbourne and Member for Roberston Dr Gordon Reid.

19 April 2023

 

THE $750 COVID-19 leave grants will come into effect from July 1, 2023, and cover Australian Government funded aged care providers, home care package providers, and aged care workers.

 

The grants will be per person and per week.

 

Federal Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid says that this is a welcome announcement and will benefit aged-care workers on the Central Coast.

 

“We owe so much to our hard-working and dedicated aged care workers who have cared for our elderly and most vulnerable during the past several years while we have battled a global pandemic,” Dr Reid said.

 

“What the COVID-19 leave grant will mean is aged workers will not have to worry should they have no entitlements available to them when they are sick.

 

“This is about protecting our elderly Australians and ensuring our aged care workforce is supported.”

Providers will need to apply for COVID-19 leave grants on behalf of an employee and can do so through the Australian Government GrantConnect website.

 

To find out more information, visit the aged-care worker leave payment grants website.

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