COVID-19 Updates

In relation to the rapidly escalating outbreak of Coronavirus across the world the below information is to direct nurses, midwives and personal care workers to the resources available.

Please note the advice provided on these pages is intended as general advice. If you have specific concerns, please contact the Duty Officer to discuss your particular circumstances by email.

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We are advocating and seeking to work with the Government and Department to ensure that:

  • Appropriate resources including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) relevant to the area of practice is available. Members are urged to raise any concerns regarding the type or availability of PPE with their manager in the first instance and escalate those concerns if not satisfied with the response locally to our offices. Read the PPE FAQs
  • Paid special leave for all our members. We have launched a petition urging the State and Federal Governments to guarantee an additional 15 days of paid special COVID-19 leave for all nurses, midwives and personal care workers, to align with SA public sector provisions for permanent staff outlined in their recent Determination. Sign the petition.

Click here to read the latest information from the Fair Work Commission to grant paid pandemic leave to employees who work in the aged care sector.

Below is a message from CEO/Secretary Adj. Assoc. Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM, recorded on 19 March 2020 .

Resources will continue to be updated in coming days and weeks as the situation evolves.

Workers Rights and Responsibilities

ACTU have developed a factsheet with general information. Download the factsheet. If you have specific concerns, please contact the Duty Officer to discuss your particular circumstances by email.

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Last updated: 9.00am, 25 March 2020

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