Sunshine Coast aged care centre locked down as three display symptoms

A Sunshine Coast aged care centre has partially closed as it awaits COVID-19 test results for three residents displaying “respiratory symptoms”.

Immanuel Gardens Retirement Living and Aged Care Centre in Buderim has closed The Terrace section of its accommodation to all visitors and the three residents in question have been isolated.

“This morning three residents who live in The Terrace at our Immanuel Gardens service in Buderim were experiencing respiratory symptoms,” a spokeswoman for centre manager Lutheran Services said.

“The residents have been tested for COVID-19 and we anticipate we will receive the results in the next 48 hours.

“We will remain in close contact with family members of the residents throughout this time.”