Webinar - COVID-19 in residential aged care: managing the rights of residents and staff

  • When: Friday 1 May 2020
  • Time: 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm AEST
  • Where: Online via Zoom using your PC or mobile
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Who should attend: 
CEOs, CFOs, GMs, Quality Managers, General Counsel, Human Resource / People & Culture from aged care providers

Join Russell Kennedy for an interactive webinar where our aged care team will offer practical strategies and insights around managing the legal rights of residents and staff during this COVID-19 pandemic.

The States are moving to further protect vulnerable residents of aged care facilities by restricting the movement of those residents who put themselves at risk of contracting COVID-19. Recent comments by the Prime Minister have created further challenges for providers who have moved to a full “lockdown” of their homes. Providers need to ensure they are aware of the rules in their particular State or territory, and consider how to manage these in the context of residents’ rights under the Charter and the Aged Care Act.

This live webinar will cover the following:

Flu vaccinations and visitation
  • What are the rules on flu vaccines?
  • How to manage visitors?
  • What are the rules on locking down your facility and what are the risks of this?
  • Can you prevent staff from working if they are working at another home?
  • Do you have to pay staff if they have to take time off to self-isolate?
  • When is it ok for someone to work without a flu shot?
  • What do you do if staff can’t get vaccinated, or if they refuse to do so?
Residents’ rights and compliance issues
  • What rights do residents have to leave the home?
  • Can residents be required to self-isolated if they have been out of the home?
  • Restraint issues: are you restraining residents?
  • What is your legal exposure if you get a COVID-19 outbreak?
Opportunity to submit your questions - Q&A

You have the opportunity to submit questions before the webinar, which will be answered live by Principals Anita Courtney, Libby Pallot and Victor Harcourt. Please email your questions to events@rk.com.au. You will also have the opportunity to ask live questions in the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Webinar Details

We are utilising Zoom to run this webinar. Zoom is free to download and can be viewed from your PC/mobile device. 

The live webinar is free to attend and attendees will be sent a link to log into the live webinar room 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

DATE: Friday 1 May 2020

TIME: 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm AEST

COST: This webinar is free to attend but bookings are essential as places are limited.

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Anita Courtney

Anita Courtney


P: 03 8602 7211

E: acourtney@rk.com.au

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Libby Pallot

Libby Pallot


P: 03 9609 1668

E: lpallot@rk.com.au

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Victor Harcourt

Victor Harcourt


P: 03 9609 1693

E: vharcourt@rk.com.au

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P +61 3 9609 1555
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For more information regarding this webinar please contact Tom Simper.