Not the time to be taking the aged care foot off the COVID-19 brake

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Pressure is on to ease the social isolation restrictions, but this photograph from last Saturday – the reception area of a The Bronx funeral parlour, with cardboard coffins stacked on chairs – is a stark reminder of what damage can be done by COVID-19.

Also witness the small but significant impact it has had with Australian aged care homes in the past week.

This goes to the ongoing need for financial support as operators as they enter their second month under the pandemic proper.