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.
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Chief Health Officer
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
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
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.
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.
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