*UPDATED NOVEMBER 24 2020*
As of August 22, the NDIA announced that providers can directly claim the costs of PPE from the NDIA.
This means we will not be charging people seeking support for the cost of PPE as planned.
Your feedback was crucial in informing this decision from the NDIA. Thanks to your valuable input, we were able to advocate on your behalf - working closely with the Government to reach this decision.
Our New South Wales Approach
You can stay up to date with all NSW government changes at the NSW health website. Hireup will ensure that all relevant support workers impacted are automatically provided with a shift allowance of 50c per hour for the cost of PPE.
Our Victoria Approach
We will still be providing support workers with a shift allowance of $1.59 per hour for the cost of PPE (masks and eye protection) for approved face-to-face bookings. This will be paid fortnightly and will continue until further notice.
As of the 12th of October, the Victorian Government has mandated the wearing of fitted face masks that cover the nose and mouth, unless you have a lawful excuse. The previous definition of a ‘face covering’ no longer applies.
This means that face shields, bandanas, or scarves or loose snoods, loose Buffs® or loose neck gaiters on their own will no longer be considered a sufficient face covering.
These rules apply across all of Victoria, and the penalty for not wearing a face mask is $200.
Our Queensland Approach
As of September 25, there are no Local Government Areas listed as Queensland restricted areas. This means the 50c per hour support worker allowance for Personal Protective Equipment will stop on October 7.
Our South Australia Approach
We will be providing support workers with a shift allowance of 50c per hour for the cost of PPE for approved face-to-face bookings during restrictions. There is no cost to people seeking support. Please contact us on (02) 9113 5933 or email@example.com if you have difficulty finding PPE.