Carinity Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Response

UPDATED – 27 April 2020

Carinity has introduced strict hygiene and social distancing measures at all of our sites to comply with health directives from the Queensland and Australian Governments. We are closely monitoring the latest health advice and are adjusting our services accordingly to keep our clients, volunteers, visitors and staff safe from coronavirus (COVID-19).

IMPLICATIONS FOR SERVICE DELIVERY

Specific information regarding how Carinity is managing the risk of the pandemic across our various services and how this may affect you will be published on the frequently asked questions (FAQ) webpages below.

Carinity Residential Aged Care Homes
Carinity Disability Services
Carinity Counselling Services
Carinity Home Care
Carinity CHSP
Carinity Education
Carinity Retirement Living

To submit a question please email covid19qanda@carinity.org.au. Deidentified questions and answers will be published on these pages regularly until further notice. Our FAQ pages will be regularly updated as our response adapts to incoming health advice.

For further advice about any of the information contained on these pages, please call Carinity’s COVID-19 Information Hotline: 07 3556 6888.


GENERAL HEALTH ADVICE

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to colds and flu and can include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • tiredness
  • difficulty breathing
  • loss of taste or smell

To protect yourself and others and help slow the spread of COVID-19 you should:

  • Not enter a service if you are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory disease, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have come into contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19  
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water between activities and avoid touching your face
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • Avoid contact with others by practicing social distancing measures including staying at home when you are unwell, keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people whenever possible, and minimising physical contact (especially with people at higher risk of developing serious symptoms, such as older people and people with existing health conditions).

If you have concerns about your health, speak to a doctor.

Information for overseas travellers:

  • From midnight Sunday 15 March 2020, all travellers coming into Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and are asked to monitor their health closely
  • Employees, contractors and volunteers, upon arrival at a Carinity site after returning from overseas travel, will be asked to sign a Travel Declaration Form.

For the latest Australian Government advice, information and resources please refer to the Commonwealth Department of Health. You can also call the National Coronavirus Help Line on 1800 020 080 – it operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you require translating or interpreting services call 131 450.  

Thank you for your support in this matter.


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