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COVID-10 Updates 30 March

  • Advice for Senior Australians including those with existing health conditions
    National Cabinet’s strong advice is for self-isolation at home to the maximum extent practicable for Australians:
    • over 70 years of age;
    • over 60 years of age who have existing health conditions or comorbidities;
    • indigenous Australians over the age of 50 who have existing health conditions or comorbidities.
    These groups should limit contact with others as much as possible when they travel outside.
    See more details from the Prime Minister Media Statement 29th March 2020 here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/national-cabinet-statement

  • Travel restrictions to some remote areas to protect rural communities
    As at 11:59 AEDT Thursday 26 March 2020, movement into certain remote areas is being restricted to protect community members from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
    See here for more details: https://www.health.gov.au/news/access-to-remote-areas-coronavirus-covid-19-update

  • More government support for mental health, medicare (telehealth for all population), emergency food relief for vulnerable people.
    The Prime Minister has announced a $1.1 billion package which boosts mental health services, domestic violence support, Medicare assistance for people at home and emergency food relief.
    For information on getting support: www.headtohealth.gov.au

  • WHO launches Whatsapp health alert service
    Click here for details: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

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