Temporary accommodation, close to your work, is being set up for healthcare workers affected by COVID-19.
All healthcare workers can apply for temporary accommodation. This includes staff in:
- community healthcare
- Section 38 and 39 organisations including voluntary hospital staff
- National Ambulance Service
- private nursing homes
- long-term disability and mental health residential facitlities
- Home support and personal assistant staff (in some cases)
- Older Person Services
- Disability Service
- Mental Health Services
As a healthcare worker, you can apply for temporary accommodation if you:
- live with family members that are self-isolating and you cannot return home
- live with vulnerable persons
- require emergency accommodation due to urgent response or mitigating factors
- require accommodation in order to facilitate rosters
- share accommodation where you are at an increased risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 (this does not include couples or co-habiting family members who normally live together)
- returned from overseas and are contracted to work and require accommodation
- live in congregated domestic living arrangements, for example, a hostel, a direct provision centre
Short and longer-term accommodation may be made available, depending on your needs. This will be decided by your manager.
To apply for the temporary accommodation:
- Submit a temporary accommodation referral form to your line manager.
- Your manager will review the request and make the necessary arrangements.
- Your manager will let you know if your request is approved and book your accommodation.
- You must inform your manager as soon as possible if you wish to cancel the accommodation booking.
- Discuss any queries you have about the accommodation with your manager.
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Please contact the Drop-In Centre for more information regarding this temporary accommodation.