Retirement Living: COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Last updated 10 July 2020


What is Carinity doing to protect Retirement Living community residents from COVID-19?

Good hygiene and social distancing are currently the best protections against coronavirus (COVID-19).

To reduce the risk of community transmission we have installed alcoholic-based hand sanitiser stations at the entries of all our aged care facilities and community rooms at each village for anyone entering or leaving these areas to use.

We have also provided information to residents from the Commonwealth Department of Health outlining the social distancing guidelines which we ask that all people adhere to.

Access to our communal hall facilities are available provided hand hygiene, social distancing and the 4m² social distancing rule is applied. The number of attendees is also limited to the capacity of the hall under the 4m² rule. A thorough cleaning program is required by residents after every use of the communal hall facilities. These requirements will vary in each Village and residents should liaise with on-site staff should they require assistance.

(Carinity Wishart Gardens communal hall has further restrictions as part of its inclusion in the Aged Care community. Anyone accessing the hall must first complete a health screen, have their temperature tested and provide evidence that they have received the 2020 flu vaccination).

To support contact tracing efforts in the event of a confirmed coronavirus infection at any of our villages, we have requested each resident uses and maintains the Visitor Register forms we have provided. This form requires visitors to answer important questions about their health status before they enter resident apartments and would only be accessed by Carinity staff in the event a resident’s health deteriorated in ways consistent with a live coronavirus infection.