Updated: 16 December 2021

Information about the COVID-19 Protection Framework (also known as traffic lights) for bodies corporate, unit title owners and tenants.

For general information on COVID-19, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website.(external link)

For information for landlords and tenants on the COVID-19 Protection Framework, visit the Tenancy Services website.(external link)

Prevent the spread of COVID-19

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, bodies corporate should consider taking the following measures under all traffic light settings in the COVID-19 protection framework:

  • Encourage residents and visitors to maintain physical distance and use face coverings when they are outside of the unit/apartment.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect common areas such as door handles, lift buttons and stair rails.
  • Provide hand sanitiser at building entrances.
  • Provide QR codes at the building entrances for contact tracing purposes.

Self-isolation

Everyone who tests positive for COVID-19, everyone who lives with them, and close contacts need to isolate from the community to help stop the spread of the virus.

Do not invite people to your home if you or anyone in your household is unwell or self-isolating.

Tenants are under no obligation to tell their landlord if they are self-isolating (eg if they have been to a location of interest) or sick with COVID-19.

If a tradesperson is required to go to a unit/apartment to do repairs while a tenant is self-isolating, the tenant should advise the landlord or tradesperson that they are self-isolating or unwell.

Visitors

Anyone visiting the building/complex to deliver goods at Orange or Red must wear a face covering. Other visitors providing a business or service at the building/complex may also be required to wear a face covering.

Visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website for more information.(external link)

In-home services (such as tradespeople carrying out repairs or maintenance) must keep contact tracing records.

Communal areas and gatherings

Communal areas

If shared indoor facilities such as gyms and swimming pools, are used exclusively by residents and their guests, the rules for gatherings may apply.

If gyms or other indoor exercise facilities are open to other members, then the rules relating to gyms apply.

Read information about gyms on the Unite Against COVID-19 website:

Guidance for gyms at Red(external link)

Guidance for gyms at Orange(external link)

Guidance for gyms at Green(external link)

Bodies corporate should consider having a separate QR code for each shared facility (instead of using one QR code for the whole building/complex).

 Gatherings

If a resident is hosting a get-together or party in their own unit, or in the common areas of a building/complex, they must follow the rules for gatherings.  

People sharing gyms or other shared facilities may be considered a gathering if the facilities are only open to residents and their guests. 

An in-person body corporate or committee meeting will be a gathering under the COVID-19 protection framework.

The person responsible for a gathering must ensure that:

  • records are kept of attendance (including scanning QR codes).
  • there are processes in place to ensure that people attending have a vaccine certificate (if one is required for the gathering).
  • the number of attendees do not exceed the number limit (if there is one).
  • attendees comply with the distancing requirements (if any).

The rules for attending a gathering under each traffic light can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website(external link)

Remote attendance at general meetings

A temporary amendment was made to the Unit Titles Act 2010 (UTA) to allow members of a body corporate or a body corporate committee to attend meetings by audio or audio-visual link.

The amendment applies until 16 June 2022, at this stage.