Coronavirus is changing the way we interact with our neighbours, but there’s never been a better time to look out for one other. Here’s how to be a good neighbour and support your community, even while we’re socially distanced.
How can we help neighbours safely during the Coronavirus pandemic?
There are number of ways people are taking care of neighbours at the moment:
What should I do if I think my neighbour has Coronavirus?
Naturally, there may be some concerns about COVID-19 and how your strata property might be affected. As strata managers we’re unable to correspond with individual residents about their health, but we do understand the anxiety around sharing common facilities and surfaces.
We recommend maintaining standard hygienic practices, such as washing hands thoroughly after touching shared surfaces and refraining from sharing lifts with others if you can. If you feel that increased cleaning might be necessary in your building, then you can get in touch with your strata manager.
By now Australians should all be aware of the importance of self-isolating and contacting their healthcare provider via phone if they have symptoms of the virus, and there is a National Coronavirus Hotline for any questions. If a neighbour is clearly not complying with the Public Health order, for example throwing a large party, then you can report non-compliance to NSW Crime Stoppers.