Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving global health concern. This page will be updated with the latest information as it becomes available.
For up-to-the-minute targeted information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, visit the Australian Federal Government Department of Health website.
Recent updates include:
- COVID-19 Medicines and Pharmacy Update April 9, 2020
- COVID-19 Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- Remote Community Closures and Designated Biosecurity (Travel Restricted) areas across Australia visit the National Indigenous Australians Agency website.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions are at higher risk. For current advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) click here.
The National Management Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has been developed by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19 and endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC). It is expected that the Management Plan will be a living document that will be periodically updated to support and meet the objectives of the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Download Management Plan PDF – 44 pages, 30 March 2020
National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce NACCHO partners with a large group of peak health bodies to develop National Clinical Guidelines for COVID-19 to help Australian healthcare professionals with continually updated, evidence-based clinical guidelines that are available here.
COVID-19 Latest news and information
Securing the essentials for remote communitiesApril 8, 2020
$123 MILLION BOOST TO INDIGENOUS RESPONSE TO COVID-19April 2, 2020
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19, 31 March 2020March 31, 2020
Government backs remote communities with COVID-19 supportMarch 25, 2020
If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical advice.
Call the National Coronavirus Helpline 1800 020 080 for advice and to discuss symptoms. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To seek medical help from a doctor or hospital, call ahead of time to book an appointment.