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Coronavirus (COVID-19) early aero-medical evacuation of COVID-19 cases and contacts from remote communities

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Publication date: 
15 June 2020
Last updated: 
20 August 2020
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
Health sector

This guidance document includes: 

  • options for public health management of cases of COVID-19 in a remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • aero-medical evacuations for public health reasons versus evacuation for clinical reasons
  • return of patients to community
  • coordination and triage of evacuations
  • rationale and mode of evacuation of cases
  • infection prevention and control principles in evacuating cases and contacts
  • other considerations

Read it together with Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for aeromedical retrieval of patients.