Retirement Living: COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Last updated 23 April 2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 currently restricted and we have requested that all resident social gatherings and get-togethers be postponed until further notice.

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.