New weekly reporting requirements on COVID-19 vaccination status recently introduced for all residential, Home Care Package (HCP) and Short-term Restorative Care (STRC) providers will come into effect on Tuesday 27 July 2021.
From this date, Residential Aged Care Providers will use the My Aged Care provider portal to submit weekly reports on the total number of residents at each service and, of those, the number of residents and workers at each service who have received a single dose or all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. This is in addition to the current reporting of workforce COVID-19 vaccination.
The new requirement applies to all providers of residential aged care facilities and Multi-Purpose Services (MPS), flexible aged care providers of STRC delivered in a residential aged care setting, and providers of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (NATSIFACP) who operate residential services.
From Tuesday 27 July 2021, providers of HCP and STRC services will be required to use the My Aged Care provider portal to submit weekly reports on the total number of workers for each service and, of those, the number of workers at each service who have received a single dose or all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
More detailed information on the reporting requirements, together with answers to frequently asked questions, can be found on the department’s website.