Anastasia Qvist is an outstanding lawyer. My criminal law situation (family violence order) was difficult, complex and Ana's diligence saved me as I was going through the most difficult period of my life. Ana is down to earth, commonsense and she even kept our costs to a minimum. She is a skilled litigator and knows the ins and outs of the ACT Magistrates Court. She dealt skillfully with the DPP and is an excellent negotiator. You will get a fair representation and she genuinely cares about her clients. She has my complete recommendation. The lady goes to bat for her clients.
I would strongly recommend Anastasia to anyone who is seeking legal representation. As a first-time offender who was charged with a Level 2 Drink Driving offence, she walked me through every step of the matter and was very upfront and clear on all aspects of my case. She was always accessible when I needed advice. Her approach and advice were excellent. Under her representation, I received the best possible outcome and managed to avoid a criminal conviction. She was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole matter.
Anastasia Qvist was very professional and helpful in every step of my matter. I got a very good outcome and I can’t thank you enough for your hard work and the Armstrong Legal team in Canberra. I would highly recommend her!!!
Throughout Angela has been the consummate professional. She maintained a calm, yet strong demeanour remained informative and completely open in her communication and took complete ownership of the situation. We felt confident we finally had an advocate to steer us out of the nightmare we were in, and she did so with great respect and sincerity. I cannot speak more highly of Angela. She has literally rescued our family from what looked very much like a hopeless future.
Words can’t describe how grateful I am to Trudie Cameron being my solicitor and to Andrew Tiedt presenting my case in the court. They both have been very supportive and amazingly professional and effective. I’ve got an absolutely fantastic outcome I couldn’t even dream about.
Soon after meeting Andrew I knew he was the solicitor I wanted to handle my matter. He immediately sprang into action which brought me stability and hope during a tumultuous time in my life. Andrew was never afraid to give me straight answers to my tough questions which is a true mark of integrity. He is clearly at ease in the court environment and I believe his calm and measured demeanour went a long way to helping me secure the best result from my day in court. I would certainly recommend you approach Andrew if you need assistance.
"Andrew Tiedt was very professional and considerate to personal circumstances and gave sound advice that resulted in the best outcome possible. Highly recommended."
Aged Care Facilities and COVID-19
On 18 March 2020, the Federal Government announced that tighter restrictions were to be imposed to protect vulnerable elderly people in residential aged care facilities from COVID-19. Citizens over the age of 70 or over 65 with chronic conditions are significantly more likely to die as a result of contracting COVID-19. In New South Wales, these restrictions have been adopted by the Public Health (COVID-19 Aged Care Facilities) Order 2020 (NSW), which restricts access to aged care facilities considerably.
Entering and remaining on premises of aged care facilities
Under the Minister’s direction, a person must not enter or remain on the premises of a residential aged care facility during the period of the public health emergency unless:
- they are an employee or contractor of the facility, or
- they are on the premises of the facility for one of the following purposes—
- providing goods or services that are necessary to the facility;
- providing health, medical or pharmaceutical services to a resident;
- making a care and support visit to a resident and it is the only care and support visit the resident receives on the day;
- end-of-life support for a resident;
- emergency management or law enforcement; or
- the person is on the premises in their capacity as a prospective resident; or
- the person has an exemption from the Minister, in writing.
Persons not to enter aged care facilities
A person must not enter or remain in a residential aged care facility if:
- they have arrived in Australia from a place outside Australia in the last 14 days; or
- they have had known contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
- they have a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection; or
- they do not have an up-to-date vaccination against influenza if the vaccination is available to them.
Responsibility of operators of the aged care facilities
Operators of residential aged care facilities must take all reasonable steps to ensure that persons do not enter or remain on the premises of the facility in contravention to the above regulations.
Penalties for breaching orders
An individual can be fined up to $11,000, or imprisoned for six months, or both and a further $5500 penalty may be imposed for each day the offence continues. The NSW Police may also issue on-the-spot fines of $1000 to individuals who commit an offence.
A corporation can be fined up to $55,000 and a further $27,500 penalty can be imposed or each day the offence continues.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
WHERE TO NEXT?
If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.
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