Carinity Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Response

UPDATED – 12 August 2021

As a result of current Queensland Health directives:

  • Visitors to Carinity residential aged care communities are required to wear a mask;
  • Where clients of our home care, disabilities and communities services are unable to physically distance, they will be required to wear a mask.

Where visitors are permitted in a Carinity site throughout Queensland, they will be required to login using the Check In Qld app. Where a person may be unable to use the Check in Qld app staff can register the person in the app or collect contact tracing information by using another method (eg. paper-based form).

Carinity will continue to closely monitor the latest Australian Government and State Government advice and are adjusting our services accordingly to safeguard our clients, volunteers, visitors and staff.

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.

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


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • runny rose
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting or nausea
  • loss of smell and/or taste
  • muscle or joint pain 
  • loss of appetite

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

  • Not enter a service if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine, you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you have travelled from a COVID-19 hot spot, or you have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting for the result (exemptions may apply) 
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitisers when you can’t use soap and water
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • Observe physical (social) distancing keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people whenever possible and avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
  • Wear a face mask when you are not able to keep 1.5 metres away from other people or whenever mandatory face masks are required
  • Staying at home when you are sick and get tested if you think you have any COVID-19 symptoms no matter how mild.

If you have concerns about your health, speak to a doctor or call 13HEALTH (13 432 584).

Information for overseas and interstate travellers:

  • All people arriving in Queensland from overseas are required to quarantine in nominated premises for 14 days (quarantine exemptions may apply for persons travelling from a safe travel zone country)
  • Employees, contractors and volunteers, upon arrival at a Carinity site after returning from overseas travel, will be asked to sign a Travel Declaration Form
  • All people travelling between states observe Queensland’s border restrictions and quarantine requirements

For the latest advice, information, vaccine information, resources and translated resources please refer to the Commonwealth Department of Health and Queensland Health Coronavirus webpage. 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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