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Joint initiative to support rooming house residents

Frankston City Council and Peninsula Health are working together to provide infection control and support for vulnerable residents in rooming houses.

Council CEO, Phil Cantillon, said: “It’s critical that all residents are COVID safe during these challenging times and this joint initiative aims to achieve that.

“All rooming house occupants have been provided with information, advice and infection control packs,” he said.

The infection control packs handed out include disposable masks, high-grade disinfectant, hand sanitiser, disposable gloves, paper towel and bin liners.

Peninsula Health nurses also attend to offer COVID-19 swabs for residents who wish to be tested.

“We’ve had great feedback from residents who have told our officers and Peninsula Health staff they appreciate the material aid and resources provided,” Mr Cantillon said.

Peninsula Health Community Health Operations Director Iain Edwards said:

“We’re pleased to be partnering with Frankston City Council in creating COVID safe environments.

“Peninsula Health and Frankston City Council are continuing to work together to minimise the spread of infection and protect rooming house residents,” he said.

Council and Peninsula Health look forward to continuing the partnership to enhance the focus on minimising COVID-19 infections locally.