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Your views: on masks, QR, aged care, rent and literature

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Today, readers comment on face mask directives, contact tracing technology, rental data, books and poetry.

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Commenting on the story: SA Health makes ‘common sense’ change to mask requirement

Maybe the Government would like to reimburse all businesses who purchased boxes of masks for their staff to ensure they met the requirements.  

As a general rule we have been accepting of the requests made by the Government, but (Tuesday) night I purchased five boxes for our staff to wear. This was extra to the cloth reusable masks that were purchased two weeks ago. – Maria Brennan

If cases are decreasing and almost non-existent, why is it mandatory to wear face masks in chemists and disability services?

I can understand hospital and doctors etc but not these places. – Heather Smith

Commenting on the story: What we know today, Wednesday, December 2

I’m not sure “embrace” is the right word for the use of these QR codes.

It was slow and clunky and I am totally puzzled why when it recognises me I need to enter my details, which is difficult for arthritic fingers and less than perfect eyesight.

I think this was dreamt up by texting millennials. It is certainly not quick response. I had to use it three times yesterday to go to the doctors, the chemist next door and book an Xray. – Jean Cannon

Commenting on Your views, Tuesday Dec 1

Most of you blame aged care workers for everything that goes wrong in aged care. But if the companies cared more about their residents instead of bums in beds and money, most of the problems would go away.

Are you aware most careers get $23 an hour from there employees for a job where you are abused, hit, kicked, spat on and even physically attacked by some elderly and their family member. The only thing that is done about this is paper work is filled in so the company can get more funding for difficult behaviours. Not once does this funding help staff or residents but it does help line the pockets of management and facility owners.

When audits happen they speak to management and look at dodgy paperwork that is created for that purpose. Staff are threatened if they do not have the flu injection and most told it is mandatory even though it is not. As for Covid, all PPE equipment was locked up in the beginning  and only allowed to be given out when management felt the need.The same face mask was expected to be worn all day and you had to actually ask and explain why you wanted another one.

The aged care worker is one of the most thankless jobs anyone can do and if you complain about anything you lose your hours and told there is the door. I would never recommend anyone go into that field of work. – Name supplied

Adelaide second-least affordable city for renters, low-income earners: report

Your story present few facts. How about some raw data, not the stylised information that is included which the authors of the report want accepted without question.

The writer has no chance understanding what the situation really is, and the comments that some eastern suburbs are unaffordable to people on welfare or low incomes in not new. It’s always been so. – John Gibson

Commenting on the story: Diary of a Bookseller: Customer service in a Covid world

Love your columns Jo! Always so delightfully witty and warm. – Stephen Graham

Commenting on the poem: Half Moon Creek

Exquisite and thought provoking. The stuff of good poetry which whispers to me. Cheers. – Heather Webster

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