Aged care home charged over COVID-19 deaths

WorkSafe Victoria claims St Basil's in Melbourne breached multiple occupational health and safety laws, including failing to require staff to wear PPE

A Melbourne aged care home where 45 people died from COVID-19 has been charged by the workplace safety watchdog.

WorkSafe Victoria on Monday announced it had charged St Basil's Homes in Victoria with nine breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

It alleged that in July 2020, after the home was notified a worker tested positive to COVID-19, St Basil's failed to require workers to wear PPE. 

It also allegedly failed to train