The ANMF have received the following response from your employer:
Baptcare continues to place the safety and wellbeing of its employees as our highest priority. I assure the ANMF that Baptcare have outbreak management plans in place, and we have implemented and undertaken all appropriate measures to ensure the appropriate PPE and sanitation measures are in place for our staff. We continue to support our staff in accessing RAT and PCR tests and vaccinations.
Baptcare are currently heavily focused on managing outbreaks across both Victoria and Tasmania, and our efforts are organisational wide. We thank you for your understanding as we continue to focus our energies on our people, including our vulnerable residents and community members.
If you feel you are not getting the support you need from your employer, or the information provided is contradictory to what you are experiencing, please advise the ANMF via our Member Support Team so we can take further action with the facility via email@example.com.
Further, as the Aged Care Sector is a Commonwealth responsibility, the ANMF Federal Acting Secretary Lori-Ann Sharp will be meeting with the Commonwealth to raise concerns and call for action:
1. To address the poor booster shot roll out in aged care
2. Ensuring that there is sufficient PPE in all aged care facilities
3. Enable access to Rapid Antigen Testing for all staff and visitors
4. To make available surge staffing availability
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Updates correct as at 24 January 2022.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary