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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for retirement villages

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Publication date: 
28 March 2020
Last updated: 
30 April 2020
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

This information sheet includes: 

  • What is COVID-19?
  • How is it spread? 
  • What are the symptoms?
  • Do people need to be tested if they have these symptoms?
  • Why do we need to take particular care to protect older Australians? 

For residents:

  • What can I do to protect myself at home?
  • Can I still have contact with friends and family? 
  • How can your family and friends help you and other older people?

  • Can I leave my home for exercise or other outdoor activities?

For retirement village operators:

  • How can the facility protect residents and workers?

  • When should workers stay home?

  • Can food and water spread coronavirus?

  • Should workers be wearing a mask at work?

  • What should my staff be doing differently at work?

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