Welcome to your Guiding Principles Support Hub

The Hub has been developed to support providers and their staff in declared hotspots who have opted into the Guiding Principles for Residential Aged care – Keeping Residents and Workers Safe.

Hotline: 1800 491 793

Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

For enquiries outside of our contact hours, please submit a support request using our online form here

Guiding Principles

To keep residents and workers located in hotspots in Victoria, NSW and QLD protected from the risks of acquiring COVID-19 in residential aged care facilities;

To have aged care workers based with one residential aged care facility only during this high risk pandemic period; and

To reduce the risk of aged care workers unintentionally transmitting COVID-19 by working across multiple sites.

See the full timeline of all hotspots here

LATEST NEWS!!

All the latest information and updates

ACT Residential Aged Care Single Site employment eligibility  extension until further notice with no end date. See details here (Updated 20 September 2021)

Update to RAC Single Site Activity periods for Victoria and NSW. Click Here (Updated 10 September 2021)

Canberra SSE funding extended  – see details here  (Updated 03 September 2021)

All of Victoria extended for funding access to Single Site Working (SACWIC grant) for Residential Aged Care  – for more information refer  here  (Updated 03 September 2021)

NSW extension to SSE Funding hotspot. Click Here (Updated 31 August 2021)

All of Victoria eligible for Single Site Employment funding in Residential Aged Care from 21/08/21 – 04/09/21, an initial 2 week period. (Updated 23 August 2021)

Victoria and ACT update: Extension  for Guiding Principles and Single Site funding grant. Click here. (Updated 18 August 2021)

All of NSW eligible for residential Aged Care  Single Site Funding from 14/08/21 for an initial 2 weeks for those areas newly involved.  Areas with previously announced end dates remain as announced.  See details here. (Updated 16 August 2021)

Update for all areas currently operating with single site funding:

OTHER NEWS

NSW Single site extends to Central NSW areas  – updates here. (updated 23 July 2021)

Adelaide Residential Aged Care and single site employment from 20/07/21 – review details here (updated 21 July 2021)

Victorian Single site funding extended to include the Bass Coast Shire, including Phillip Island, and the Mildura local government areas from 17July – 31 July (updated 20 July 2021)

Greater Melbourne Single Site working Arrangements from Friday 16/07/21 (updated 16 July 2021)

Sydney Hotspot and Single Site funding extended until 14 August 2021. (updated 16 July 2021)

Single site arrangements for residential aged care workers in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour have been extended until 24 July 2021 (updated 06 July 2021)

Single site workforce arrangements and funding support for Greater Melbourne will end on 8 July 2021. Cessations of Guiding Principles FAQ and  template letters for staff are in resources section of website (updated 06 July 2021)

Geographical areas for  Commonwealth hotspot for Single Site Employment in Residential Aged Care extended to Greater Sydney, including Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour, from 26/06/21 – 10/07/21 (updated 28 June 2021)

Single Site engagement for Residential Aged Care  introduced in key locations in Sydney from 23/06/21.

Tips for continuity of care during workforce disruption (added 12 May 2021)https://supporthub.agedservicesworkforce.com.au/resources/

Greater Melbourne Single Site Employment in Residential Aged Care extended until 8 July,2021. (Updated 21 June 2021)

Guiding Principles for residential aged care – keeping Victorian residents and workers safe (updated 15 June 2021)

Guiding Principles and Single Site funding extended until 24 June 2021 in Greater Melbourne (updated 08 June 2021)

Guiding Principles for Residential Aged Care in Victoria Updated (updated 04 June 2021)

Transition to Single Site Operations Webinar Recording Click here to watch the recording (uploaded  02 June 2021)

Transitioning to Single Site Operations – Information for RACF Providers in Melbourne Metropolitan (updated 02 June 2021)

Funding availability update (added 20th May 2021)


VICTORIA, NSW & QLD

Funding for single site Guiding Principles is ending in Victoria, NSW and Qld. See announcement here and keep checking the Guiding Principles Support Hub for the transition out FAQ and  letter templates.

VICTORIA
NEW SOUTH WALES

QUEENSLAND

Guiding Principles

To keep residents and workers located in hotspots in Victoria, NSW and QLD protected from the risks of acquiring COVID-19 in residential aged care facilities;

To have aged care workers based with one residential aged care facility only during this high risk pandemic period; and

To reduce the risk of aged care workers unintentionally transmitting COVID-19 by working across multiple sites.

Read the latest Guiding Principles for Residential Aged Care for your State here

Key Contacts

Aged & Community Services Australia
www.acsa.asn.au

Leading Aged Care Services Australia
www.lasa.asn.au

Victorian Department of Health
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

Cth Department of Health
https://www.health.gov.au/

More Resources

The Support Hub is a repository of handy resources across:

  • Employment Relations
  • Clinical Consulting
  • Workforce mobilisation

The Support Hub will continue to be refreshed and updated throughout the Pandemic as new information is made available.

Support Services

Clinical Support

ACSA and LASA are pleased to offer Clinical Support & Guidance Services to assist residential aged care providers implement the Guiding Principles for residential aged care – keeping residents and workers safe.

Employee Relations

The Guiding Principles for Residential Aged Care aim to improve health and safety outcomes of consumers and staff by building a framework which assists in limiting the movement of staff between providers and sites.

Supplier Register

This supplier register is intended to be a handy resource to assist providers access information, products and services that may assist through the implementation of the Guiding Principles.

Guiding Principles Support Webinar

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Guiding Principles Support Webinar first page

To access the Guiding Principles presentation click the link below

Guiding Principles Support Hub webinar

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Single Site Grant Funds Webinar

Accessing Single Site Grant Funds Webinar – 2pm AEST, Tuesday 8 September

The Guiding Principles Support Hub, ACSA and LASA  hosted this informative session for residential aged care providers in Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire who would like to access available grant funding to support transition to and management of single site operations.

The session, presented by the Residential Sector Support Taskforce from the Commonwealth Department of Health provides an update on recent funding announcements, an overview of the grant application process and a worked example showing how to use the application spreadsheet.

The presentation was followed by a Q&A session, where questions were addressed to the presenters as well as Guiding Principle Support Hub clinical, employment relations and industrial relations experts.

Watch the webinar recording and/or download the presentation below.

Download Presentation

To access the Guiding Principles presentation click the link below

Guiding Principles Grants webinar

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