21 Oct 2021

Covid-19: Aged Care thrilled by MIQ spots for health workers

From Morning Report, 8:17 am on 21 October 2021

Aged care providers say they're thrilled by the decision to guarantee 300 places a month in managed isolation for people in the health and disability sectors.

The pledge came from Health Minister Andrew Little yesterday, because the much-needed workers are having to compete for MIQ rooms with other travellers.

That's welcome news to resthome operators who say they're seeking assurances on how the MIQ places will be allocated.

Aged Care Association chief executive Simon Wallace spoke to Corin Dann.