Member's COVID-19 Update

2nd May 2022

Dear Valued Member,

We thank you for your continuous hard work and commitment. Your dedication is invaluable and eternally appreciated.
 
As always, Caring for You is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all staff, patients, and residents in relation to the COVID19 and therefore, continue to be guided by directives from The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). We need to remain vigilant in ensuring our practices and policies can help protect the most vulnerable members of our community.

Updated COVID19 Policy 

Please ensure you read our COVID19 POLICY to remain compliant with all requirements relating to current COVID19 requirements.

COVID19 Third Booster 

National Cabinet has issued orders that all employees working in Aged Care are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID19, including receiving a 3rd booster unless they qualify for an exemption. These directives are now effective in every state, if you have not already done so, please provide us with your current vaccination status. This includes the date of your 3rd booster as soon as possible.  This can be emailed to compliance@caringforyou.net.au to ensure you are eligible to pick up shifts.
 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Face mask requirements:

  • All aged care visitors including contractors must wear a mask in any indoor space (state specific).
  • All workers must wear a face mask when in any indoor space and any outdoor space when staff are engaging in face-to-face contact with a resident or visitor (state specific).

Other measures may include:

  • Onsite COVID19 rapid antigen testing, including admissions or residents returning from leave (state specific).
  • Increased focus on staff, contractor, and visitor screening (state specific).
  • Increased use of PPE in aged care facilities (state specific).
  • Requests for proof of vaccination status.

COVID19 Updates:

  • Please note the measures that continue to apply to all Caring for You employees including your responsibility to remain updated via Health Department website in your state.
  • Continuous compliance with the Caring for You COVID19 policy.
  • Answering our COVID19 questions each day via our app prior to accepting any shifts with Caring for You. 
  • If you have answered YES to any questions, please contact our Allocations Department ASAP on 1300 369 206.

Isolation Update:

As isolation mandates have been lifted across various states, it is the Members' responsibility to remain updated and adhere to any isolation requirements that may be applicable to their state.

Please refer to the following Health Department website for relevant requirements in your state:

VIC:        https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/

NSW:     https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

QLD:      https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/

SA:         https://www.caringforyou.net.au/

Our Allocations Team continues to remain updated on current guidelines and restrictions and can be contacted on 1300 369 206 if you require any information in relation to working any of our shifts.

As COVID19 pandemic is constantly evolving, Caring for You will continue to update our members as the situation changes.

Again, we appreciate your ongoing dedication and hard work and will continue to communicate any changes and updates with COVID19.

If you require any further information, please contact the Allocations team on 1300 369 206.

 

Kind Regards,

Laura Stetter
People and Culture Manager
Caring for You Nursing Agency