Respect Covid-19 update

Posted on
April 20, 2020
Aged Care Sector

Due to the recent events at Eliza Purton and Coroneagh Park we wrote to your People and Culture Manager Nick Adams last Friday.

We asked him to clarify the Covid-19 testing process at both facilities and what would happen with leave arrangements if there are any suspected or confirmed cases.

Nick advised:

 “All staff are being tested at EP and CP. We have dedicated staff calling each employee to make arrangements for testing. Some staff must attend a driveway service. We are working with the Department of Health in terms of the requirements that must be put in place. The employees who have been exposed in our workplace and required to self-isolate will be paid for any missed shifts.”

Nick said permanent staff who were on the roster to do additional shifts over the weekend but had to self-isolate would be paid for those shifts as well, and he’d be discussing with management the arrangement for casual employees’ missed shifts too, so if you’re a casual who missed rostered shifts due to self-isolation contact Nick to discuss payment.

It’s also pleasing to see that your CEO Jason Binder advised on social media yesterday that Respect had received confirmation that all residents and staff tested at Eliza Purton and Coroneagh Park returned negative Covid-19 results.

He said Respect still had about 60 staff in isolation due to contact with the confirmed case, but the negative test results for residents and staff is fantastic news at this point in time.

If you have further questions please give us a call, in the meantime take care and stay safe

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email or complete our online contact form

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