Department of Health covid-19 information

Department of Health

Commonwealth Government COVID-19 information


  1. Coronavirus health alert (same link is updated regularly)
  2. Message from the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer (10 March) [PDF]

Media releases

Online training modules

  1. How to protect yourself and the people you are caring for from infection with COVID-19 (for nurses, midwives and personal care workers)

Residential aged care

Department of Health FAQs - Restrictions on entry into and visitors to aged care facilities
Minister for Aged Care Richard Colbeck letter confirming casuals to receive retention payment and dual employment advise (7 May 2020)

Other resources

  1. Information and how to download the COVIDSafe app 
  2. Download the “Coronavirus Australia” government app in the Apple App Store or Google Play
  3. Join the Department of Health WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.
  4. Resources for health professionals, including pathology providers and healthcare managers
  5. National Health Plan resources
  6. Search for COVID-19 publications and fact sheets
  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19) current situation and case numbers
  8. About coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to protect yourself
  9. Interim advice on non-inpatient care of persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, including use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  10. Smartraveller for those travelling to or returning from overseas
  11. Read the weekly epidemiology reports
  12. Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) 2019-nCoV National Guidelines for Public Health Units

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