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COVID-19 Update


Mandatory Vaccination for Residential Aged Care & Health Workers

  • From 17 September 2021, residential aged care workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. 
  • Full time, part-time and casual residential aged care workers, volunteers engaged by a facility, and students on placement are required to receive a minimum first dose COVID-19 vaccine by this time.  
  • The national framework for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) provides recommendations on who must be vaccinated.
  • State or territory public health orders and directions will define who must be vaccinated and any limited exemptions.
  • As Alpine Health is a residential Aged Care provider ALL STUDENTS will be required to have the COVID-19 Vaccination. For further information you can contact the Student Services Co-ordinator or visit the Department of Health website:


What if I am not feeling well? Can I still attend class or clinical placement?

  • No, if you are not feeling well, please contact Alpine Health/Alpine Institute to report your symptoms and reschedule your session.
  • Prior to going to class or clinical placement, take your own temperature and do not attend class if you meet any of the following criteria:
    • if you have fever (37.5 Celsius or higher);
    • if you are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms such as  shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, fever or loss of sense of taste or smell;
    • Covid-19 RAT positive.



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Alpine Institute

30 O'Donnell Avenue

Myrtleford VIC 3737

t 03 5751 9400

E [email protected]

Alpine Health acknowledges the many Traditional Owners of the Alpine region and their connection to the mountains, rivers and valleys. We pay our respect to these groups, their history and culture, and their Elders past and present.

We strive to create a health service and a community that is respectful and inclusive for people of all backgrounds, cultures, genders and abilities.