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UpdatesAug 04, 2022

Aged-care nurse charged after working while infected with COVID-19

An aged-care nurse was charged in July with two breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (OHS Act) for allegedly working while COVID-19 positive.

WorkSafe alleges that the nurse reported for casual work shifts at an aged-care facility between 26 July 2020 and 2 August 2020 after allegedly being advised not to attend work and being made aware that she had tested positive to COVID-19.

She is charged with breaching:

It is not alleged that the aged-care nurse’s actions resulted in the transmission of COVID-19 at the workplace.

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