The footage also drew the attention of Victoria’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos.
In the tweet, Ms Mikakos indirectly criticised AdventCare and took a sly dig at the private sector.
“Today 24/28 of our new cases are related to aged care outbreaks. Aged care workplaces represent 73% of today’s active healthcare worker infections. Whether it’s pyjama parties or this, it’s really just not good enough,” she wrote.
A Nunawading aged care facility is unapologetic, despite a dressing down from the Premier, for allowing un-masked staff to dance with elderly residents. @LauraTurner_9 #9News pic.twitter.com/R9l9ClFhF7
— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) September 21, 2020
Premier Daniel Andrews mentioned it in his presser earlier this week.
“I have seen comments from him talking about the fact that it was a closed event and only people who lived there and work there were involved,” Mr Andrews said.
“Frankly staff do not live there, they live in the community and we have community transmission so I do not know that is the best rebuttal or defence.
“We all have to be vigilant and aged care is, and will remain for the foreseeable future, a high-risk environment.”