FAQs for permitted workers and childcare permits

Frequently asked questions about Permitted workers and childcare permits have now been updated below and on the Coronavirus employee website. We will continue to update these as we receive advice from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Who is a permitted worker? 
All employees of Monash Health are permitted workers.  This includes clinical, as well as administrative and support services employees.

As a permitted worker, when can I send my children to school/childcare/kindergarten? 
As an employee of Monash Health, you can send your children to school, childcare and kindergarten in the following circumstances:

  • Where you are required to work onsite; or
  • Where you are able to work from home but you are unable to supervise your children in the course of your duties, and you do not have anyone else in the household who can supervise your children.

Do I need a permit to send my children to school/childcare/kindergarten? 
As an employee of Monash Health, you do not need a permit to send your children to school for onsite learning, or to childcare or kindergarten. You will need to provide photographic ID issued by Monash Health to show to your child’s school/childcare centre/kindergarten. However, if your school/childcare centre/kindergarten still requires a permit, you can download the permit here and ask your manager to sign the permit for you.

What if I need to be driven to work by another individual if I am unable to do this myself? 
If a member of your household drives you to work, the Victorian government has recommended drivers carry a copy of your permitted workers permit while you are not in the car. Whilst Monash Health employees do not require a permitted workers permit, you can download the permit and ask your manager to sign the permit for you.

Approved by Karen Lowe, 7 August 2020

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