Coronavirus fears rise in disability homes after two deaths

At least two people linked to residential disability accommodation have died from coronavirus and there are dozens of active cases in that setting, as fears grow about vulnerable residents facing similar dangers to people in nursing homes.

Disability groups want better training for workers on preventing the spread of coronavirus, easier access to personal protective equipment and greater transparency about outbreaks.

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Topics:
Disability service providers, Emergency management

Author:
Benjamin Preiss and Rachel Eddie

Source:
The Age

Date published:
Tue 11th Aug, 2020