COVID-19 strata community living toolkit
As Australia’s leading property service provider, we have developed a comprehensive range of resources on how to manage and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 for strata properties. From information on the role of committee members, financial management of strata levies and fees, to stay mentally healthy and working from home, we have your questions covered with our COVID-19 strata community living toolkit.
At PICA Group we care about the wellbeing and safety of communities right across Australia. As we face these uncertain times together, we want committee members and property owners to find comfort in reliable information that relates particularly to COVID-19 strata information for community living. While the information is accurate at the time of writing, please do check the Government sites for the latest information as the circumstances continue to evolve. Let’s all do our part to minimise the spread and look out for our neighbours. We’re in this together.
COVID-19 posters and signage for your strata property
Download our series of posters for display in the common areas of your strata property. This small action can make a big difference in protecting yourself, your family, neighbours and our community.
Please note, in circumstances where wearing a face mask is mandatory on common property, there are genuine reasons why some people aren’t able to do so. We encourage you to be respectful of others and revert to the Government website at all times for the latest information.
COVID-19 strata information for your state
New South Wales update
As the situation evolves in NSW, we’ll keep you updated on what this means for you when it comes to managing your strata property.
To help QLD committees and owners know what they are required to do, we have collated the best practice steps for moving forward.
Your COVID-19 strata community living toolkit
9 things you need to know about COVID-19 and strata living
By gaining a good understanding of COVID-safe best practices, you can help keep your family and neighbours safe.
National update: understanding how the new restrictions affect strata properties
July 2021: New restrictions introduced to fight the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19. See how it will affect strata properties across New South Wales and owners corporation properties in Victoria.
How the role of a building manager is being redefined during COVID-19
As COVID-19 remains our new reality across Australia, the community living sector looks to facilities management to remain COVID-safe.
National update: best practice actions for committees and owners
With most state’s starting to see an easing of restrictions, it is important committees plan how they intend to return to a sense of normal.
Support services for committee members and owners
Here are some ways we are helping to support you and your community, and minimise stress during this time.
Managing mental health in community living
As Australia heads down the path of managing the spread and risk of COVID-19, we must remember our Australian values and bring them to life. Particularly within the communities of our strata properties.
Working from home
Businesses have begun relocating staff to help slow the spread of COVID-19. With strata properties and homes now being turned into temporary workplaces, here are some important things to consider for yourself and those around you whilst working from home.
Minimise your financial stress
We aim to provide you with the necessary support to help you understand, be proactive, and manage your strata financial options in the best way possible.
Cleaning guidelines for apartment living
Current evidence suggests that novel COVID-19 may remain viable for hours to days on various surfaces. Here’s some tips on how you can effectively clean and disinfect in your building.
Waste disposal for apartment living
We recommend taking extra precautionary measures with waste disposal to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, which can remain viable on surfaces for some hours to days. Find out more on what to consider when it comes to waste disposal.
Managing building works during a health crisis
Many committees may be wondering whether to continue with scheduled works for their building or to restrict contractors on-site to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19. When considering what works should go ahead, and what to postpone, committees should bear in mind these key points.
Cautionary measures for committee members
Here are some of the essential health and financial measures committees can take to protect owners and residents, and minimise the spread of COVID-19.
Helpful information for owners and residents
As a community, let’s do our part in caring for each other. Find out the latest information to stay informed.
Community living – how we can help to #FlattenTheCurve
With one in 10 Australians living in high-rise apartments, it is more important than ever to support each other to fight the spread of COVID-19 and #FlattenTheCurve.
PICA Group services available to you
Vote from anywhere, at any time
Our new online voting system, StrataVote, means you can vote on meeting motions no matter where you are. Whether it’s from a mobile device or computer, you can vote at whatever time and location that works for you. Access to the voting platforms is available once approved by your owners corporation or body corporate. Please contact your strata manager for more information.
Assured Building Maintenance
Your strata repairs and maintenance specialists (NSW only)
The COVID-19 outbreak requires effective cleaning techniques are far beyond a standard clean. Assured Building Maintenance can help you find the right certified and experienced specialist for your building’s needs.