Date published: 
21 February 2019
Subscriber announcement
Intended audience: 
Health sector

A Cyclone Watch has been issued for coastal parts of southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales as Tropical Cyclone Oma approaches. It is important that all aged care providers are well prepared and able to respond to emergency events.

Maintaining quality care under these circumstances requires effective emergency risk management and planning.

It is important that you review your plans and prepare for any potential impact to your service. The department's website provides resources that you may wish to consider in your planning.

The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre provides regular updates and information regarding the current conditions.