COVID-19 vaccines: In-language resources
Covid-19 vaccination are now available to people aged 70 and over.
COVID-19 vaccinations are now available for people aged 70 and over in Australia, even if you don’t have a Medicare card. To ensure the best protection, you’ll be given
two doses of the vaccine.
Remember, the COVID-19 vaccines have been carefully checked and tested before
being approved for use in Australia.
keeping mentally healthy during lockdown - a 5 day plan
Act, Belong, Commit has developed a 5 Day Lockdown plan to help a people get through the lockdown.
COVID-19 Useful Resources
Details around restrictions during the lockdown period, the list of venues and dates where the case has been, and instructions for the lockdown are available on the State Government’s COVID page about the lockdown.
If you are unsure whether your service or staff are considered an essential service or essential workers, the State Government has provided advice on who is classified as an essential worker.
Mask Update from the Department of Finance
In an update today from the Department, masks have and will continue to be made available to community service providers during the lockdown, to pass on to:
- essential frontline workers (who will continue to deliver services over the next 5 days); and
- vulnerable members of our community.
The Department of Finance is working to get masks to providers in the next 24 hours, some delays may be expected.
The Department of Communities and Mental Health Commission are coordinating the distribution of masks for community services organisations.
For Department of Communities service providers, if you require additional masks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
- Organisation name
- Address for delivery
- No of frontline staff working over the next 5 days
- No of vulnerable individuals supported
- Key contact
- Mobile or best contact
Once your order is processed, the preferred option is for your organisation to pick up your completed order from Stewart & Heaton Clothing Company, 150 Francisco St, Belmont. However, if this is not possible, your order may be delivered to your organisation, please make it clear at time of order if you are unable to collect.
For MHC service providers, the MHC has initiated orders for all their providers in Perth and Peel based on guidance from the Department of Finance. Deliveries are being arranged by courier to service providers from today. If you have an immediate issue or for any enquiries at all, please contact NGOCommunitySupport@mhc.wa.gov.au
Service providers in the South West can collect masks from the following Department of Communities offices:
- Bunbury – Communities Housing Office, 22 Forrest Avenue
- Busselton – Communities Office, 88 Kent Street
- Collie – Communities Child Protection Office, 68 Wittenoom Street
- Manjimup – Communities Child Protection Office, Lot 432 South West Hwy
If you know someone who needs assistance – such as financial assistance, food hampers, emergency accommodation – Community services continue providing assistance to people seeking help, and this includes emergency relief providers. You can search for help using WAConnect emergency relief services directory.
From the Department of Finance Community Services Procurement Bulletin earlier today:
In March 2020, Department of Finance issued advice to government agencies and service providers that until 30 June 2021, service providers who remain in operation will not have payments withheld for failure to deliver services due to COVID-19.
All agencies and service providers should be advised that this advice remains in place in relation to the current COVID-19 lockdown. Service providers are urged to notify their contract manager as soon as they become aware of disruptions to service provision due to COVID-19. Contract managers can then record it as a Force Majeure event and work with the service provider to maintain continuity of critical services as much as is practicable.
The State Government recognises the unique pressure that service providers are likely to be placed under during the lockdown and appreciates the dedicated efforts of organisations to deliver critical services to the most vulnerable members of the WA community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
General advice has been provided by the State Government that if you are in an area subject to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, put your bushfire plan into action now and continue to follow precautions to minimise the spread of the virus. People are encouraged to do whatever they need to do to take care of the safety of them and the loved ones – whether this means evacuating to a centre, or staying with friends. Social distancing and mask wearing should continue. More information can be found on the Emergency WA website.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for health professionals, including aged care providers, pathology providers and healthcare managers
For aged care residents and families
For aged care home care and community carers
Accountabilities of governing bodies in aged care
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Resources on health and Finances for older adults
Disclaimer: Fortis can’t accept any responsibility for any advice real or otherwise contained in the articles and that it should be noted that these resources may not necessarily be relevant in Australia and are offered as background research only.
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National Health Line for COVID-19
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. If you have concerns about your health, speak to a doctor.
For travellers who have been in mainland China, Iran, Republic of Korea and Italy
Four modules are available for completion as part of the Department of Health’s new eLearning program for Aged Care workers.
- Module 1: Personal Safety
- Module 2: Families and Visitors
- Part A: Residential Care Facilities
- Part B: In Home Care
- Module 3: COVID-19 and Aged Care
- Module 4: Outbreak Management
APP: Multicultural Council Australia have released the myauscovid-19 app in Apple and Google Playstores.
World Health Organisation (WHO)
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Department of Health
Find out more for latest Health updates and information about COVID-19