Published by: Dr Melanie Tan, Anita Courtney, Anthony Massaro, Libby Pallot, Solomon Miller, Donna Rayner
‘Whatever we do, we’ve got to do for at least 6 months. 6 months.’
This is what Scott Morrison said today in discussing the controversial issue of school closures. If that is the case, then restrictions he announced today for residential aged care facilities are also likely to apply for months from now. Immediate action and forward planning is crucial for all aged care providers, with residential aged care providers subject to particular urgency.
Less than a week ago (on the day the pandemic was announced by WHO) we released an Alert, ‘Aged care and the COVID-19 pandemic: 10 legal tips for residential aged care providers’. Since then, the situation has continued to rapidly evolve and we have been closely monitoring this.