COVID-19 - 18/03/2020 | Strata Data

18/03/2020

As we all continue to navigate COVID-19, we are committed to taking a measured and responsible approach. Our priority is the health and wellbeing of all members of our community, while maintaining calm, and keeping to routine and structure as much as possible.

Like you, we are concerned about the growing impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) locally and globally.  Mitigating the risk of infection is our key focus, to minimise the impact on our clients and our staff.

We understand and appreciate the effect this unprecedented situation is having on many people, and hence provide the following information.

Body Corporate Meetings
It is important that Body Corporate meetings continue to proceed, to meet legislative requirements and for the efficient and effective running of your body corporate including placing of insurance.  However, in order to protect our staff and our clients we are putting in place the following change.

From Monday 23rd March 2020 all Body Corporate meetings and client interactions will be held by teleconference only rather than face to face.  If you have a meeting on or after that day, we will contact you prior to the meeting to provide dial-in details.

Strata Data thank you for your cooperation and we will continue to provide you with a professional and effective Body Corporate Management service throughout this challenging time.

Living in Strata and Community Homes
There are no specific guidelines for those living in strata and community homes, and so the general government guidelines apply.

Good hygiene should be practiced by everyone.  This is classified by the Australian government as:

  • Covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue;
  • Disposing of tissues properly;
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet;
  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitisers;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces;
  • If you are sick, avoiding contact with others and staying more than 1.5 metres away from people.

If you have any of the following symptoms seek medical attention:

  • fever;
  • flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue;
  • shortness of breath

If you would like to talk to someone about your symptoms or are seeking more information, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you have been travelling overseas and arrived in Australia after March 15, you must self-isolate for 14 days from the date you arrived, as per Australian government requirements.

The Commonwealth Department of Health recommends that people who have been in contact with any confirmed COVID-19 cases be isolated for 14 days following exposure. Activities should also be restricted, except for seeking medical care.

To keep up to date with government advice, please visit the Department of Health’s website.
Community health is a shared responsibility. With elderly parents myself and people close to me with severely impaired respiratory function, I, like you, am personally invested in avoiding the spread of this virus.

Let’s work together to stay well.