Coronavirus: Experts slam rules allowing private sector staff to work at multiple aged care sites

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated May 31 2021 - 9:57pm, first published 6:30pm
An Arcare aged care site in Melbourne has become an epicentre in the latest Covid outbreak. Picture: Getty Images

Infectious disease experts and health unions have slammed the federal government's relaxation of aged care rules that have allowed private sector staff to resume working across multiple facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic with one describing it as "disastrous" and a "political decision based on cost".

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

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