What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 (also referred to as coronavirus or novel coronavirus) is a respiratory illness that was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China and has since spread globally. There are currently confirmed cases of COVID-19 in nearly all Australian states and territories and the situation is changing rapidly. COVID-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person and symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia. Current information about COVID-19 shows the majority of people infected have a mild form of the illness, however, older people are at much greater risk of serious illness
For aged care residents and families
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Special Edition Webinar: COVID-19 and what it means for people in Aged Care
Wednesday 25 March, 9:30am – 10:15am AEDT
Representatives from OPAN, Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) (a peak agency of aged care providers), the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and St Andrews Village gave updates and information for older people, their families and their representatives about the current situation in the aged care industry regarding COVID-19.
Letter from the Chief Executive, Department for Health and Wellbeing - COVID-19 advice for providers of residential aged care in South Australia
- Letter from the Chief Executive, Department for Health and Wellbeing
- Attn - Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities
National Coronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080
Australian Government Department of Health - https://www.health.gov.au/
SA Health - https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/
Leading Aged Care Services (LASA) - https://lasa.asn.au/covid-19
Find your local Council - https://www.lga.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=6561#e7576
National Indigenous Australians Agency - https://www.niaa.gov.au/news-centre/indigenous-affairs/keeping-remote-communities-safe-coronavirus-covid-19
Smart Traveller - https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/