Newsflash: Australian Health Protection Principal Committee Advice
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch (ANMF) have received enquiries from members regarding their right to transfer to a lower risk clinical environment for a variety of reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 30 March 2020, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) advice to National Cabinet was that special provisions be applied to vulnerable people in the workplace.
Until recently, there has been some confusion regarding the exact definition of ‘vulnerable people’ in the context of COVID-19. The AHPPC recommendations have now provided clarity.
If you have any concerns regarding support from your employer with respect to transferring to a safe working environment, please contact our Member Support Team via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 6223 67777 or 1800 001 241 (if outside Hobart). Due to COVID-19 the Team are now practicing social isolation and working from home, baring this in mind, email is the preferred and fastest way of contacting them.
Updates correct as at 2 April 2020
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary