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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.
Palliative Care Australia has formed the Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group (ACPCWG). ELDAC and CareSearch/palliAGED are represented on this Working Group. As part of the ACPCWG response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CareSearch has created the Palliative Care and COVID-19 hub.
There are a number of useful documents available to support services and organisations, the aged care workforce and the general community.
Information sheets on COVID-19 are available in a number of different languages.
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.
Page updated 07 April 2020