With this year’s federal budget delayed by COVID-19, COTA Australia has had time to make an extra pre-budget submission, advocating for new measures to support older Australians in the COVID-19 context.
The extension of the JobKeeper scheme and the continued additional support for people on JobSeeker have been welcomed by Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia as essential support for mature age workers thrown into unemployment or at risk of it due to COVID-19.
In an effort to control recent COVID-19 outbreaks, the Victorian Government has reintroduced Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. These restrictions will be in place for at least six weeks from 11.59 pm on 8 July.
Older people have been keen to share their experiences and views on the COVID-19 pandemic, responding enthusiastically to COTA Victoria’s survey Coronavirus – checking in on the older person's experience.
COVID-19 restrictions are having a huge impact on volunteering in Victoria. Many of those who usually volunteer regularly are now unable to do so, while others are volunteering for the first time to assist vulnerable community members during COVID-19 restrictions.
Over the past few months, the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically affected the lives of older people. After moving towards relaxing restrictions, metropolitan Melbourne finds it is once again restricted, while other areas across the state relax lockdown measures.
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