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Victorian Department of Health

Victorian State Government

The Victorian Department of Health website 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.

View the Victorian COVID-19 data dashboard
View the Heathcare worker COVID-19 data dashboard

 

Chief Health Officer

Daily update 
Daily media release

 

Victorian Department of Health workforce register

The Victorian Department of Health has re-opened registrations of interest - dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-health-workforce-response

 

Healthcare worker infection prevention and wellbeing

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance note on employment-related matters

Department of Health and Human Services document (updated 22 December 2020). ANMF is providing feedback to DHHS in relation to members' issues.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance note on employment related matters

 

Coronavirus restrictions - from 11.59pm, Sunday 17 February 2021

 

Victorian Government media releases

 

Testing locations

Changes to testing locations 

 

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

The Department of Health and Human Services latest guidance:

All DHHS PPE guidance
COVID-19 – PPE and levels of protection (20 July 2020)
DHHS COVID-19 – a guide to the conventional use of PPE (updated 11 December 2020)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention and Control guideline (26 October 2020)
Respiratory support for children during the COVID-19 emergency (updated 23 September 2020)
Personal protective equipment guidance for residential aged care (28 August 2020)
PPE for community service providers for prevention of COVID-19 (7 November 2020)
For mental health service PPE guidance see mental health resources below

WorkSafe Victoria Managing coronavirus (COVID-19) risks: Healthcare and social assistance industry – Respiratory Protective Equipment
Federal ANMF evidence brief - COVID-19: personal protective equipment

Commonwealth Government guidance on the appropriate and effective use of PPE

 

Hospital visits

These directions restrict entry into hospitals to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus among hospital patients and staff. Paid workers and volunteers can enter as usual, but there are restrictions on the age and number of visitors for patients, and limits on the duration of visits. The Hospital Visitor Directions (No 8) came into force at 11:59pm on 19 July 2020 and replaced the Hospital Visitor Directions (No 7).

Direction - Hospital visitors (No 8) (PDF)

 

WorkSafe Victoria - infectious diseases guidance for the healthcare sector

ANMF requested WorkSafe Victoria develop specific guidance for the healthcare sector and healthcare workers.

 

Aged care

View the Department of Health Residential Aged Care COVID-19 information and resources.

 

Mental health services resources

 

Maternity and newborn resources

 

Maternal and child health nurses and immunisation nurses

 

Accommodation program for frontline workers

Frequently asked questions emergency accommodation for frontline workers (updated 6 May) 

 

COVID-19 pandemic plan for the Victorian health sector

The Victorian Government released its four-stage COVID-19 Pandemic Plan for the Victorian Health Sector on 9 March.

 

Victorian Department of Health fact sheets and updates

 

Pharmacies employing/engaging nurse immunisers 

DHHS advises pharmacies may employ or engage nurse immunisers who can act under the Nurse Immuniser Secretary Approval to provide immunisation services in the pharmacy or as part of an outreach or mobile vaccination service of the pharmacy or pharmacy depot. However, the nurse immuniser must be a registered nurse, and not an enrolled nurse, and must have completed an approved immunisation training course. The nurse immuniser also needs to have access to a medical practitioner for advice in accordance with the requirements of the Secretary Approval. Pharmacist immunisers cannot supervise nurses or other persons to immunise patients on their behalf.

 

Receive updates to alerts and newsletters

Subscribe to DHHS Coronavirus update newsletter by emailing COVID-19@dhhs.vic.gov.au and DHHS alerts, advisories, newsletters and digests.

 

Social media

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