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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.

Victorian COVID-19 data dashboard
Victorian additional COVID-19 case data
Heathcare worker COVID-19 data dashboard
Victorian Government COVID-19 vaccine data

 

Chief Health Officer

Daily update 
Daily media release

 

Coronavirus restrictions

Current restrictions for metropolitan and regional Victoria

 

Heat and working in PPE

The Victorian Department of Health has issued guidance for employers and workers to manage the risks of working in the heat.
 
Fixed testing heat management guideline
Retail testing - heat management safe operating procedure

 

Return to work: updated guidance for healthcare workers FAQs

The Victorian Department of Health updated guidance explains the return to work of ‘close contacts’. It also answers the many member questions ANMF has raised in our meetings with the Victorian Government, including the payment of special paid leave when in quarantine.

Return to work: updated guidance for healthcare workers frequently asked questions (updated January 2022)

 

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

 The Victorian Department of Health’s ‘Coronavirus Guidance Note on Employment-Related Matters’ provides advice on leave, including special paid leave and vaccination leave and re-deployment. ANMF encourages all employers to follow this guidance, however, recognise that enforcement is limited to public sector employers only.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance note on employment related matters (updated May 2022) 


Current health service risk rating and PPE

Current risk ratings for metropolitan and regional Victoria
The guidance provides information about PPE levels for all clinical and non-clinical scenarios, student clinical placements, workforce mobility, workforce daily attestations, and visitors.

Guide to conventional use of personal protective equipment

Factsheet: Extended P2/N95 respirator and eye protection use -preventing facial injury during COVID-19 (16 August 2021)

Student clinical placements - COVID-19 guidance (7 September 2021)

 

Movement of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Important advice for healthcare workers about moving within a health service and between healthcare services.

 

Where to get tested

Find out where to get tested
Should you get tested?

 

Current exposure sites

Current public exposure sites 

 

Vaccination centre locations and bookings

Information about how to get vaccinated

 

Emergency accommodation program for frontline workers

The Victorian Government provides the ‘frontline accommodation program’ for health care workers if they need support to quarantine or isolate safely. Private aged care nurses and personal care workers are eligible to access this program. 

 

Victorian Department of Health workforce register

Register for the Victorian Department of Health outbreak response workforce

 

Directions by the Chief Health Officer 

Required vaccination orders for aged care and healthcare workers
Further required vaccination information for aged care workers
Further information for healthcare workers

 

Healthcare worker infection prevention and wellbeing

 

Victorian Government media releases

 

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

 

Victorian Department of Health fact sheets and guidance

For more clinical guidance and resources visit the Victorian Department of Health page 

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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