Condo management taking extra precautions at premises

GEORGE TOWN: Management bodies of condominiums here are taking extra precautionary measures to protect their residents from the Covid-19 outbreak.

One condominium in Lengkok Free School has taken steps to disallow visitors.

Halaman Kristal condominium management committee chairman Sean Lian said they introduced temperature checks for all essential service providers and residents who walk in.

“We started a few days after the movement control order (MCO) was introduced.

“Our guard at the guard post checks those who come in for essential services like cleaners.

“We cannot check all the residents as it is difficult to check each car, but those who walk in are scanned.

“So far, no one has come in with a fever and we do not allow visitors. We have closed the visitors’ car park.

“We only allow those such as gas delivery workers. Otherwise, delivery services stop at the lobby area where residents have to come down and collect their things, ” he added.

Lian said relatives of residents who wanted to hand over medication needed to obtain permission from the management office.

Otherwise they would have to leave the medication at the guardhouse, he said.

“The residents have been understanding and they have been complying with our rules so far.

“We just want to be cautious and prevent any outside exposure, ” he added.

Another management body of a condominium in Tanjung Bungah has imposed more stringent rules.

The rules include checking the temperature of every resident who enters and re-enters the building.

Resident Chew Kiat Yin, 30, who runs a creative agency, said the management had placed hand sanitisers at the lobby area and strictly did not allow visitors.

“Food and parcel deliveries are only sent to the lobby. Family members can deliver food but they are only given a limited time to come up.

“The lifts and letter boxes are cleaned every day and the residents are given a manual to follow, ” she said.

Chew said if anyone had a high temperature, the residents would be checked three times to confirm the temperature.

“If they still had a fever, they would be told to seek medical attention and the health department would be informed, ” she added.

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