Royal Commission hearings and workshops closed to public

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has taken the precautionary step of not permitting the public to attend hearings and workshops until further notice.

 

The decision to exclude the public is due to the risk to health from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The proceedings of the Royal Commission will continue to be public through the live webcast available from the Commission’s website.

 

The Royal Commissioners want to ensure robust measures are in place to protect the public, particularly frail older people, who may be at risk of contracting the virus at public events like hearings.

These measures also ensure that the work of the Royal Commission can proceed as it completes its program of public hearings and workshops and develops recommendations to be published in its final report due for completion in November 2020.

 

Accredited members of the media will continue to have access to attend public hearings and workshops in the course of their work.

 

14 March 2020.