Forecast Opportunity View - P4316
Aged Care Worker COVID-19 Leave Payment
The Australian Government continues to support the aged care workforce who are unable to continue their care for older Australians due to COVID-19 related absences under the Aged Care Worker COVID-19 Leave Payment grant.
The funding is to support the aged care workforce who are unable to continue their care of older people and the risks associated in providing care in residential aged care and home care settings due to COVID-19.
This funding will ensure permanent employed and casual aged care workers who have no other access to leave continue to have access to income where they have not attended work due to being COVID-19 positive (and are unable to work from home) and able to demonstrate they have lost hours of work as a result.
Under this grant opportunity, Australian Government funded aged care providers, both residential and home care providers, will be able to apply for reimbursement of the payment of leave entitlements. For home care providers, reimbursement will be limited to payments made to those workers providing close personal care.
Providers are encouraged to continue to pay permanent and casual staff leave entitlements where they are unable to attend work due to COVID-19 infection. If the employee has completed the eligibility declaration, and provided it to the employer, the department will reimburse these expenses up to a defined limit per worker every three months depending on how many workers are impacted during the relevant period.
Draft Grant Opportunity Guidelines
Draft ACWCLP - Grant Opportunity Guidelines.pdf 348 KB
Draft Frequently Asked Questions
Draft ACWCLP - Frequently Asked Questions.pdf 420 KB
ACWCLP - Eligibility Declaration.docx 335 KB