Ep 3: Lockdown Hard Briefing

Published: Mar 31 2020

Episode 3 introduces Prof Joe’s first action point – Lockdown hard, Lockdown now.

This introductory episode explains the current lockdown restrictions for nursing homes, residents and their families. But is this enough? Many nursing homes are going above and beyond the current restrictions believing that prevention is our best protection to keep the virus out and save lives.

On today’s episode:

~ What are the current lockdown restrictions to aged care facilities?

~ Why are some aged care facilities going beyond the current lockdown restrictions?

~ What is the situation in Europe? How should the current state of nursing homes in Spain guide action here in Australia?


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