• Stronger PPE guidance for health care workers
    Published: 24 September 2020

    The QNMU has written to the Chief Health Officer seeking urgent changes to personal protective equipment (PPE) advice so health care workers MUST wear a N95/P2 respirator in areas where there are suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients.
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  • Health workers provided border exemption
    Published: 24 September 2020

    Queensland's health workers who need to travel across the Queensland and New South Wales border for work purposes will be exempt from current border restrictions.
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  • COVID-19 restrictions ease in parts of Queensland
    Published: 17 September 2020

    The Queensland Government has announced restrictions on gatherings will ease on the Gold Coast and Darling Downs from 8am Thursday 17 September 2020, with more than two weeks since new COVID-19 cases were recorded in these communities.
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  • Additional leave announced for Queensland Health staff
    Published: 15 September 2020

    Queensland Health staff will receive an additional two days’ leave in acknowledgement of their efforts and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • COVID-19: New Aged Care Direction released
    Published: 15 September 2020

    The Chief Health Officer has released a new Aged Care Direction (No. 10). The new Direction took effect from Friday 11 September and includes a number of key changes.
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  • Third retention bonus for aged care staff
    Published: 09 September 2020

    A third Workforce Retention Bonus will be paid by the government (via employers) to aged care nursing staff who are employed as of 30 November 2020.
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  • Have you been asked to provide your Medicare number?
    Published: 09 September 2020

    The QNMU is aware that some aged care employers have asked staff to provide personal information, such as their Medicare number.
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  • COVID-19 cases in West Moreton: What you need to know
    Published: 08 September 2020

    Two additional nurses at Ipswich Hospital have recently tested positive to COVID-19. This means five health care staff from the West Moreton region have contracted the virus – four from Ipswich Hospital and one from Karinya Place Aged Care in Laidley
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  • Changes to Public Health Directions
    Published: 31 August 2020

    Following new COVID-19 cases in Greater Brisbane, there are a number of changes to Public Health Directions which take effect from 8am, Saturday 22 August 2020.
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  • JobKeeper payments set to decrease
    Published: 28 August 2020

    The federal government has announced JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments will be extended beyond September 2020 - though at a reduced rate.
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