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Joanne Donnelly

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  1. Joanne Donnelly

    Travel insurance in times of Covid

    We had exactly the same issue. Travelling on Saturday back to uk now. We finally got insurance through the flight centre with cover more insurer. The flight centre rep checked the whole process with them for us with regards to being one way etc and leaving oz permanently and they said it was ok and we got a cover letter stating so. The insurance is void from the moment we pass through immigration and only covers basic needs medical etc... jot flight cancelling or repatriation as we are going one way. Probably useless and not worth having but ya know the insurance paranoia predicament... goodluck... Btw if anyone is flying Etihad you have to have a PCR test prior to flying now! We get tested tomorrow!
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    Arriving back in UK from AU (During Self Iso)

    hiya, yes i have looked at the UK gov site. Transit as we are to disembark (2hrs) means in the current situation that we have to 14day isolate, even though everybody has to be tested negative to board, but yes your correct about the days previous or the actual airport! Just minimising risk best they can. Just seems a little much coming from AU (very low cases) also everybody best as possible showing negative but still having to quarantine for 14 days??. UK residents are arriving home from far higher figure destinations without a test or Iso.
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    Arriving back in UK from AU (During Self Iso)

    Hi all, my partner and I are due to fly from Sydney to Heathrow via Abu Dhabi on Sat Aug 15th. We have our AU government allowance papers as we are re-emigrating. On noticing that Australia was on the list for OK countries to be aloud to return 'without' self isolation of 14 day we booked up the hotel, hire car and Air b&b etc for 1 week. All good. However, only now today just been notified all Etihad flights have to have a C19 test showing obviously negative before being aloud to board in Sydney! But also that arrivals into UK does not include UAE?? as we shall be transiting through, for 2hrs. How would you arrive from AU? as no countries listed that are aloud in without S.Iso?? This makes no sense at all. My question is this.....has anybody just done this same route??? did anybody board or get off the plane in transit, if not why if we hold a negative certificate would we need to self isolate for 14 days in UK?
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    Exemption to Travel from Australia

    Plus from what I can gather from gov website if your ordinarily resident of another country you don't need to request an exemption... if you are resident of AU then you do under a particular situation, and must prove it with supporting documents, such as moving permanently overseas and having a receipt of your shipping of all your belongings such as our situation..
  5. Joanne Donnelly

    Exemption to Travel from Australia

    Hi Cal Thank you. True traveller is only for those of uk residency and EU. We are Australian residents currently all UK insurance companies will not insure us we need Australian insurance or something neutral but don't know if that even exists... Thanks anyway
  6. Joanne Donnelly

    Seeking travel Insurance!

    Hi Ali, thanks. Yes its only due to the current situation that we are struggling to source an insurer. Your heading back? didnt you just move to UK??
  7. Joanne Donnelly

    Exemption to Travel from Australia

    Thanks to all for any advise, however all the usual options are currently not offering cover due to the Corona situation.... hoping that there has to be at least one company offering cover. Especially as AU are allowing flights out, who are people insuring with???!
  8. Joanne Donnelly

    Seeking travel Insurance!

    Hey thanks for the prompt replies however not one single company is currently offering one way travel policies, ive called 10 now. Only CGU are offering travel insurance of any sort but they only offer 'single trip' which requires we return to Australia (date). Would/should we just take this literally (only) option and hope its all valid in the event of a claim?? anybody else experienced this situation? Covermore dont offer any oneway covers...called them earlier.
  9. Joanne Donnelly

    Seeking travel Insurance!

    Hey all....hoping I can find travel information on where we are able to get a insurance policy for the one way trip?? if so who with?! really struggling to find a company offering any cover. We are residents but requiring to re-emigrating home to the UK asap. Our container has already arrived ! Our flights were cancelled 3 days previous (March 18th) to leaving. Any heads up of companies would be so so helpful...looking to fly on July 28th, with the exemption in place. Thanks
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    Exemption to Travel from Australia

    Hey Tess D....hoping all went well and your OH made it back to the UK. Can I ask were you able to get a insurance policy for the one way trip?? if so who with?! really struggling to find a company offering any cover. We are residents but also re-emigrating home. Our container has already arrived ! Our flights were cancelled 3 days previous (March 18th) to leaving. Any heads up of companies would be so helpful...looking to fly on July 28th, with the exemption in place. Cheers
  11. Joanne Donnelly

    Help! Ahpra registration as an occupational therapist.

    Just a quick response... looking outside of the traditional OT roles is what is needed to 'break' the job market here. It's very difficult with the sheer numbers of new grads here who do a 4 year course and is competitive plus alot of who you know etc.... that said overseas OTs are happily welcomed especially young fresh newbies to Oz they love showing off their country to you bring you on board etc... look into a company called everyday independence I'm sure I read on their website recently that they welcome overseas applicants and those with registration requirements. I'd check them out they are mainly victoria based and some NSW locations it's also NDIS work the new national disability scheme. Also occupational rehab work cover companies, is a way in for sure if you can handle the work as it's quite different.... goodluck
  12. Joanne Donnelly

    Help! Ahpra registration as an occupational therapist.

    Hey.. I totally feel your pain, I am still waiting for my limited reg to come through and it doesn't stop there its so full one. Julia Savage at OTC is a great point of contact if you need any clarification and she helped me though she can not help get you a job! Look at the post I had put up before yours about my Company and the jobs available in Occ rehab.. its a good way in to getting reg
  13. Private occ rehab / injury management company recruiting specifically in Coffs Harbour and possibility of other locations due to growth. Will provide supervised practice placement for overseas OT's seeking AHPRA limited reg! PM me for details as I am already working with them and they are interested to hear from others from overseas.
  14. Joanne Donnelly

    Help! Ahpra registration as an occupational therapist.

    Hey.. just to throw it out there.. my company are interviewing for an OT in Occ rehab / injury management in Coffs Harbour and I do also believe that they will have more openings in other locations.. please PM me details of interest for this and I will provide more details and can refer you through me. I have only started and only in my second week and its definitely been very challenging but they have been supportive and helpful, they appear to want to really provide good company training and being dedicated to getting you fully trained. Be prepared for a massive change in direction for your career but its an exciting new opportunity.
  15. Joanne Donnelly

    Help! Ahpra registration as an occupational therapist.

    Hi Dufferdev, I hope you read my message above about how i have managed to get my foot in the door. Injury management / vocational rehab and can start without reg in place with full training ongoing CPD and unlimited personal development budget, mentoring and supervision throughout and great career progression. Trying a new field of work and working out great for me. good luck!
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