Thursday, August 5, 2021

Party inside Victorian aged care home, staff & residents without masks

The operators of a Victorian aged care centre have defended a party inside its premises where attendees were seen dancing in close proxmity without wearing personal protective equipment.

Vision has emerged of the event, inside AdventCare Whitehorse in Nunawading, east of Melbourne’s CBD, where staff and residents were mingling during the party.

Staff were not wearing masks during the musical performance, believed to be in honour of an employee.

But the CEO of AdventCare, David Reece, said no outsiders were involved in the party, just those who live or work at the aged care home were around.

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He said that while staff were not wearing PPE during the performance, it was put on immediately after.

Reece said he was comfortable with how the event played out. When asked whether the event was a breach of Victoria’s public health orders, police have said that no formal complaints had been made.

 

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