COVID-19 has been identified as a key issue for health and aged care. The Australian Government has prepared a whole of government emergency response plan (pdf, 1.7MB). This provides a framework for preparing for, responding to and managing COVID-19 in Australia.
For aged care services and organisations
For the workforce
For older people and their families
For GPs and other health professionals
Information sheets on COVID-19 are available in a number of different languages.
The Australian Government has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by supporting the provision of FREE grief, loss, bereavement and trauma support for those impacted by COVID-19 in the aged care sector from the following organisation/s:
Grief, Loss and Bereavement Support
Supporting people after trauma
Getting more information
Call the National Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
The phone number of each state or territory public health agency is available at www.health.gov.au/state-territory-contacts.
Remember, if you have concerns about your health, speak to a doctor.
We make every effort to provide up to date and quality information and links to resources in our website. We are careful in selecting the websites and resources we link to, however circumstances may change from when the advice or resources are uploaded.
Page updated 10 December 2020