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A statement from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on COVID-19: Routine Testing of Hotel Quarantine Workers
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has released preliminary advice on general principles to guide the prioritisation of target populations in a COVID-19 vaccination program in Australia.
A statement from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on very high risk social environments – nightclubs, dance venues, and large unstructured outdoor events.
How’s your head today? is a new national COVID-19 mental health campaign that urges people to prioritise their mental health, raise awareness about how to identify when something is wrong, and encourage people to seek help.
The Framework for National Reopening builds on the 3-Step Framework for a COVIDSafe Australia, to nationally reopen to a state of ‘COVID Normal’, wherever it is safe to do so, by December 2020.
As COVID-19 case numbers in aged care continue to fall in Victoria in line with the fall in community transmission, the Response Centre is shifting gear to focus on prevention and recovery, including returning residents to their homes, whilst continuing to support facilities with existing outbreaks.
A statement from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on boarding students and students living in border zones.
In its first 7 weeks of operations, the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre has worked at rapid pace to deploy much-needed resources and expand operational capacity as part of its robust effort to stabilise Victoria’s residential aged care sector.
A $1.7 billion agreement between the Australian Government and pharmaceutical companies means that a free COVID-19 vaccine will be available progressively throughout 2021 in Australia, if promising trials prove successful.
The Acting Chief Medical Officer of Australia, Professor Paul Kelly, has released information about the support the Commonwealth will provide to ‘hotspot’ areas.
A statement from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on the Infection Control Expert Group.
A media release about the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre coordinating a cross-government effort to manage a 100-fold increase in clinical waste being produced to handle coronavirus outbreaks in some of Victoria’s aged care facilities