We’re here for you :: COVID-19 information ::
(Updated 20th October 2021)
Living Choice has created this page to keep our residents, their families, our clients and staff members updated on the latest COVID-19 information. We revisit this page regularly to ensure the latest information is available.
We have also introduced an email address firstname.lastname@example.org so that residents, staff members and clients can contact us with their questions. We’ll endeavour to reply to all questions within 24 hours.
If you have been fully vaccinated and would like a “Fully Vaxxed” sticker for your name badge, they are available at all Living Choice village offices.
Promoting the vaccination campaign
Living Choice supports the Australian Government’s campaign “to arm yourself against COVID” and “Arm your village against COVID” posters have been provided to all Living Choice villages to encourage village residents and staff members to get vaccinated. Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to find out when and where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 guidelines at Living Choice villages
The guidelines at Living Choice villages have been set according to the restrictions announced by the NSW, SA and QLD Governments as at 20th October 2021.
NSW (1 person per 4sqm indoors and 1 person per 2sqm outdoors)
The second stage of the Roadmap commenced on 18th October as 80% of eligible people are now double vaccinated. Vaccination stickers which can be affixed to your name badge are available at the village offices. For more details, see Reopening NSW
The guidelines at Living Choice villages in NSW are as follows. Note: These guidelines apply to fully vaccinated residents only:
- Masks still required in all indoor settings, such as community centres, however they are no longer required in the office. Unvaccinated people must still wear a mask in the office.
- Up to 20 visitors in your home (not including 12 years and under).
- Up to 50 people can gather in public spaces, such as the community centres.
- Hair salons located at Living Choice villages have reopened – 1 person per 4sqm.
- Gyms open – 1 person per 4sqm.
- Exercise classes have resumed – limit of 20 people per class.
- Indoor pools open for lessons, training and rehab activities.
- Cinemas open – 1 person per 4sqm.
- Bowling green open – 1 person per 2sqm density limit applies.
- Tennis court at Glenhaven open.
- Libraries open – 1 person per 4sqm.
- At Leisure Lea Gardens, dining-room is open – cap of 27 people. Meals are also available to be delivered to residents’ homes.
- The village bus is available on the Central Coast and at Glenhaven to take residents shopping, however seating is limited and masks must be worn. If you need assistance with arranging food deliveries, please contact your Village Reception Office.
- At Deepwater Court, activities such as rummikins, knitting group, colour with harmony, the monthly movie and yoga, have resumed in the Community Centre with masks mandatory for all activities. The 4sqm rule applies with a maximum of 15 people in the centre.
- Living Choice Home Care services available – if you need assistance, please phone 1300 001 431. Note: Residents receiving home care services must wear a mask whilst a healthcare worker is in attendance.
For more news about the restrictions, see COVID-19 rules | NSW Government
QLD (1 person per 2sqm)
On Monday 18 October, Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Unite Families was released. Find out more about the changes that will take place when Queensland reaches 70%, 80% and 90% vaccination rates.
Masks are still required indoors unless seated or walking around with a glass; and when unable to physically distance when outside. In line with the State rules on 20th October, the guidelines at Kawana Island and Twin Waters are:
- All residents, visitors and suppliers must complete the visitor form or scan the Living Choice QR Code on arrival;
- Applying the 1 person to 2sqm rule for all areas;
- Water aerobics and other water sports permitted;
- Returned pool use to no appointment required;
- Bowling greens open;
- Shopping bus trips continue, limit of 10 people;
- Libraries open, 1 person per 2sqm;
- Woodwork room, 1 person per 2sqm;
- Gymnasium, 1 person per 2sqm;
- Snooker and table tennis open – social distancing applies;
- Craft group meeting with social distancing;
- Theatres open with social distancing measures – 1 person per 2sqm;
- Tennis court at Kawana Island open;
More information on these restrictions and the updated roadmap can be found on the Government website – see Roadmap to easing Restrictions | Queensland Government (covid19.qld.gov.au)
SA (3 people to 4sqm for seated activities, 1 person to 2sqm for standing)
On 19th October, Police Commissioner and state emergency coordinator, Grant Stevens, said a plan outlining the state’s roadmap out of the pandemic is “days away”.
The following guidelines apply at Fullarton, Woodcroft and Flagstaff Hill:
- All people entering the leisure centres must check in with the COVID App.
- Social events and happy hours are being held at Woodcroft, Fullarton and Flagstaff Hill, according to the 1 person to 2sqm rule for non-seated activities and 3 people to 4sqm for seated activities. A private gathering (that's not in a home but also not in a licensed premises) - is capped at 50. Stand up drinking is allowed if the function adheres to the 1 person per 2sqm rule.
- Masks are mandatory in shared indoor public spaces, including the leisure centres, except when consuming food or drink. Only seated food and beverage consumption is permitted.
- Dancing and singing is permitted under certain circumstances.
- The general public is welcome to visit Fullarton, Woodcroft and Flagstaff Hill and our sales offices are open for tours.
- Damien on Fisher Restaurant at Fullarton is functioning according to the 75 percent capacity rule. Fullarton’s COVID-Safe Plan allows for 220 in the dining/café area, 155 in the restaurant, 89 in the Great Hall, 150 in the Rose Garden, 111 in the Auditorium and 39 in the Function Room
- You do not have to make an appointment to use the pool or gym but social distancing needs to be observed. The one person to 4sqm rule applies for pools and gyms.
- The hairdressing salons at both Fullarton and Woodcroft are open for business but those providing services must wear masks.
- Shopping bus trips at Fullarton continue – 5-person limit.
- The limit in a home is 20 people.
- Libraries, theatres, workshops, craft rooms and snooker tables are open but the one person per 2sqm rule needs to be observed.
- At both Woodcroft and Fullarton, the Wellness Centre services are open to both residents and the general public. Those providing services must wear masks. The density limit for indoor fitness classes is one person per 4sqm.
- Home Care services continue as normal – please email Lesley Phillips at email@example.com you need assistance.
- Hand sanitiser stations are located in communal areas of the villages.
For more news about the State restrictions, see Current activity restrictions | SA.GOV.AU: COVID-19
Latest National & State Updates
With the situation constantly changing, it’s advisable to keep up with the latest rules in your State by checking the State and Territory websites for the rules where you live.
Check-In App reminder
A reminder to check in with the relevant Village Check-In App when visiting the communal areas, to ensure that contact tracing can take place. This applies to all Living Choice residents, their guests, suppliers and staff members.
Living Choice Leisure Lea Gardens - Apartment 77a
Viewings by appointment
We are open for business and private tours can be undertaken to view the homes available. To ensure we keep our visitors, residents and staff safe, we ask that you phone ahead to make an appointment.
Living Choice Home Care
At all Living Choice villages, Living Choice Home Care staff continue to provide services as per usual and mask-wearing applies.
Living Choice Home Care is an Approved Home Care provider and can offer a wide range of services, either on a private (user-pays) basis or through a Government-subsidised Home Care Package. For more information about Living Choice Home Care, phone 1300 001 431 or see Choice Home Care | Living Choice Retirement Villages.
Remember, Living Choice staff members are here for you – email firstname.lastname@example.org