NZ: Summerset posts security guards at gates to restrict access to villages during coronavirus pandemic – while Ryman introduces thermometer checks ​

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The NZX-listed provider – which has 28 villages throughout New Zealand and has purchased two sites in Victoria for villages – had introduced a range of measures to respond to the coronavirus pandemic including “posting of security staff and closure of physical gates to restrict and screen visitors”. 

The operator is also only allowing essential visitors such as close family members or next of kin who are visiting a resident on compassionate or welfare grounds after the NZ Government raised its alert level.

The news follows fellow NZ operator Ryman’s decision to restrict visits to residents, except for those receiving palliative or end-of-life care, after previously introducing temperature checks for people looking to enter its villages.

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