Important information about coronavirus

What you need to know

COVID-19 important information

This page provides members with direct links to the official federal and Victorian health department COVID-19 advice and information.

If your COVID-19-related inquiry is not answered by the documents on these pages please complete a Member Assistance online form. Member Assistance is not taking phone inquiries as ANMF staff are working remotely. Members with complex inquiries will still have phone contact with staff.

ANMF members are fortunate to have an understanding of infection control principles through their education and the accreditation standards by which their health facilities are measured. The community will be looking to nurses, midwives and personal carers to provide guidance and reassurance.

All state and territory branches of the ANMF launched the national COVID-19 Workforce Survey on 12 August. The survey closed on 31 October 2020.

COVID-stressed? Have you seen the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria's 'I'm only human' campaign? Take the self-care quiz and find out how this free, confidential service is supporting nurses, midwives, nursing and midwifery students and aged care personal care workers.

A big thank you to all the nurses and midwives and retired nurses and midwives who expressed interest in supporting the Victorian health system’s response to COVID-19. Approximately 16,000 Victorian health professionals are registered with the Department of Health and Human Services surge workforce register. DHHS has re-opened the register. If you filled out the ANMF workforce form in March/April, we have provided your details to the department. 


This page was last updated 1.44pm on 6 November 2020

covid-19 DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services (Victorian State Government)

For health services and general practitioners - coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - includes quick reference guide and checklist, guidelines and advice, current COVID-19 case definition, advice for clinicians and health care workers and other fact sheets.

Department of Health covid-19 information

Department of Health (Commonwealth Government)

Department of Health alerts, training modules and other resources

Other information

Other COVID-19-related information

Other COVID-19-related information from NMBA, AHPRA, the World Health Organisation and Centre for Disease Control (CDC)

ANMF newsflash covid-19

ANMF covid-19 newsflashes and member information

Read ANMF newsflashes and get answers to frequently asked questions

RUSON employment model

RUSON Employment Model

RUSONs can only undertake activities that have been delegated and supervised by a registered nurse in accordance with the NMBA Registered nurse standards for practice (2016) and Delegation and Supervision Guidelines for Victorian nurses and midwives (DHS, 2014)

DHHS COVID-19 workforce register

Department of Health and Human Services workforce register

The Department of Health and Human Services pandemic surge workforce register.

Self care information for nurses, midwives and carers

Self-care resources for members

Resources for self-care collated by ANMF (Vic Branch) and Nursing & Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV)

ANMF member assistance

Contact ANMF (Vic Branch) member assistance

ANMF (Vic Branch) is only able to answer covid-19-related inquiries via this form to ensure we provide consistent and systematic advice and information

Join ANMF Vic Branch

Join ANMF (Vic Branch)

Become an ANMF (Vic Branch) member online