This Media Release about NSW strata managers taking the leading role in the COVID-19 crisis has been provided by Chris Duggan, President SCA (NSW).
SCA (NSW) is asking all strata managers to take a leading role in the COVID-19 crisis and to make sure they keep themselves fully informed and self-educated on how to safeguard strata residential communities against the virus spreading.
As COVID-19 continues its spread across New South Wales, Australia and the globe, many businesses have made the decision to advise employees to work from home where able, relying on remote access and a less hands-on approach to fulfil their duties.
Whilst public health remains an absolute priority, owners and residents of strata titled properties are rightly anxious about the ramifications of lockdowns, operational cuts and the increased infection chances in high population density living.
SCA (NSW) believes it is vital that the Strata Industry continues operating as effectively as possible (within the Government enforced restrictions), to support the millions of residents who reside in strata titled properties.
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There are thousands of apartment complexes in NSW where continued operation and resident support and protection is needed because of the heavy use of common areas and resident interaction in high density living.
Any reduction in operation now will have an impact on owners and residents alike.
The strata ecosystem is more critical now than ever and the commerce of strata must continue to protect the safety of our residents.
Strata and building managers, along with cleaners are at the forefront in limiting and containing the spread of the virus. All these service providers will play a key role in protecting the residents in strata communities and assisting people who have contracted the virus or are in self-isolation.
As more people will work from home, there is a greater strain on all building infrastructure, waste and recycling management and facility teams need to be prepared for this increased workload.
We are seeking Government comment and guidelines on how to approach this and will revert back when we can supply further information.
We’re viewing this as a whole of supply chain responsibility to keep residents safe, while we continue to safely service schemes, and ensure a health focused environment for owners if they’re forced to isolate or are in lockdown and need support.
Simple precautions and planning can make a big difference. Action now will help protect your employees and your business.
Please ensure all members of your team, including those working from home and on-site check out our dedicated COVID-19 page.
The page is a round-up of the latest guidance, support, and announcements from SCA (NSW) on dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, plus some further guidance and information from Government and other relevant bodies such as WHO.
Have a question about NSW strata managers taking the leading role in the COVID-19 crisis or something to add to the article? Leave a comment below.
- NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and NSW strata schemes
- NAT: Coronavirus & Strata – What Does the Legislation Say? Not Much!
- NSW: Recommended Electronic Strata Meeting Processes to Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus
- NSW Government | NSW Health | COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions
This post appears in Strata News #332.
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