Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (NATSIFACP) home care providers will need to report and provide weekly updates every Tuesday on the COVID-19 vaccination status of the aged care workforce.
Starting on Tuesday 21 September 2021, all CHSP and NATSIFACP home care providers will be required to keep records of workforce COVID-19 vaccinations.
On Tuesday 5 October 2021, all CHSP and NATSIFACP home care providers will commence mandatory, weekly reporting via the My Aged Care portal for providers.
The new reporting requires CHSP and NATSIFACP home care providers to record de-identified data at a service level on the:
- total number of workers at each aged care service, and of those,
- the number of workers at each service who have received a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
- the number of workers at each service who have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
If CHSP providers require administrative assistance to undertake this COVID-19 mandatory reporting requirement, they can submit an application through the CHSP Emergency Support for COVID-19 grant opportunity (GO3877).
Further information can be found in the updated CHSP Manual, the Fact Sheet – Guidance for in-home and community aged care providers and on the department’s website.