Government to invest further $1.1B into its COVID response including financial support for the aged care workforce

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The Federal Government will invest a further $1.1 billion into its COVID-19 response and suppression strategy, which will include extra funding for the aged care sector.

This $1.1 billion is in addition to more than $22 billion spent in these areas to date, including more than $6 billion to support the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, a statement from Prime Minister Morrison read.

The funds assigned to the aged care sector, a dollar amount yet to be announced, will be for workforce surge support capability and financial support for aged care facilities affected by a COVID-19 outbreak.

The statement also said the extra funding was also designed to ensure the ongoing safety of senior Australians.

Mr Morrison said the extra key measures were due to remain in place until at least the end of 2021.

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