Retirement Living: COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Last updated 8 June 2021

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

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

We have provided current and will provide new village residents with the Department of Health Factsheet: Advice for Retirement Villages.

Access to our communal hall facilities are available provided hand hygiene, physical distancing and good cough/sneeze etiquette is applied. Community areas display signage advising the maximum number of persons allowed in the room at any one time in accordance with State Health density requirements. 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 2021 flu vaccination.

To support contact tracing efforts in the event of a confirmed COVID-19 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.