The Sector Development Team is providing a consolidation of COVID-19 related emails. This summary is to week ending 26 November 2020.
The next issue of the COVID-19 newsletter will be sent Tuesday 8th December, and continue fortnightly after that.
In this edition: Department of Health
– Protecting Older Australians: COVID 19 Updates Department of Health and Human Services
– DHHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Clinicians Update: Checking if patients have been to SA Friday Funny – Just for Laughs
– 2020: Virus
Protecting Older Australians: Daily COVID 19 Updates – 20 November 2020
In this edition:
Victoria moved to Last Step restrictions from 11:59pm 22 November 2020.
As restrictions ease, it’s important that we act to keep ourselves and others safe. These actions below can help protect you from coronavirus (COVID-19).
Stay safe by washing your hands regularly, having a face mask with you and wearing it when required, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others.
Keep your friends and family safe by meeting outdoors. There is a lower risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) between people if you are outdoors.
Face masks must be worn indoors (for example, in the supermarket or on public transport). A mask is not required outdoors if you can keep 1.5 metres distance from others. Face masks must be worn by all Victorians when they leave home, unless they have a lawful reason not to wear one or are outside and can keep 1.5 metres distance.
Venues and facilities have specific requirements such as operating with a COVIDSafe Plan, density limits (maximum numbers of people allowed in a space), cleaning and record keeping – please respect these.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) get tested and stay home. Stay at home if you feel unwell.
Many Victorians are feeling fatigued, isolated or lonely. If you are in need of support for your mental health there are mental health resources you can access on our website.
If Victorians are not safe at home, they can seek help and support at an Orange Door or other family violence support service. If you or someone you know is at risk or experiencing family violence, call 000 in an emergency or safe steps 24/7 crisis service on 1800 015 188.
The Partners in Wellbeing hotline (1300 375 330) is available for referrals from people who identify as LGBTIQ, multicultural, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, veterans and people experiencing homelessness.