It is now mandatory for providers of residential aged care services to provide weekly updates every Tuesday on the COVID-19 vaccination status of their aged care workforce.
Mandatory reporting began for residential aged care providers on June 15.
Providers of in-home and community aged care services are strongly encouraged to consider and put in place now the systems and processes required for collecting and reporting the required data, and to commence reporting voluntarily.
Further guidance from the federal health department will be provided to in-home and community aged care providers shortly, including expected start dates for mandatory reporting.
Reporting can be accessed via the My Aged Care provider portal.
The new reporting for providers is to record de-identified data at a service level on the:
- total number of workers at each aged care service, and of those,
- the number of workers at each service who have received a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
- the number of workers at each service who have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Guidance and further information is available via Health.gov.au. This page will be updated with FAQs to support providers in meeting their reporting requirements.