The Sector Development Team is providing a consolidation of COVID-19 related email received in the past seven days.  This summary is to week ending 2 July 2020.

In this edition:
Department of Health
– Protecting Older Australians: Daily COVID 19 Updates
Department of Health and Human Services
– DHHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Resources & Links
– ACQSC – Story Boards and User Guides for COVID-19
– DHHS Resources
Friday Funny – Just for Laughs
– Can you survive without toilet paper?
Protecting Older Australians: Daily COVID 19 Updates – 26 June 2020 In this edition: If you missed it, it is available here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/newsletters/protecting-older-australians-covid-19-update-26-june-2020
Protecting Older Australians: Daily COVID 19 Updates – 1 July 2020 In this issue: If you missed it, it is available here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/newsletters/protecting-older-australians-covid-19-update-1-july-2020
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Victoria’s Current Restriction Level

Premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced new restrictions for Melbourne’s hot zones from 11.59pm on 1 July 2020. Read the new restrictions for these hot zones.Statewide Restrictions: To help keep our communities safe and reduce the number of people gathered across Victoria, changes have been made to the restrictions. These changes will come in to place from 11:59pm 1 July:
  • Victorians are being asked to use common sense when it comes to visiting friends and family, especially those who are more vulnerable. That means seeing only those you need to – if you need to.
  • shopping centres are required to apply the four square metre rule to limit the number of shoppers.
  • outdoor markets are required to apply the four square metre rule to limit the number of shoppers.
  • you can visit a restricted postcode for four reasons: shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise, and study or work – if you can’t do it from home.
If you need to travel through one of the restricted postcode areas, you can. You should plan your trip so that you don’t need to stop in an impacted area unless it is for one of the four reasons. More information viewed at the department’s website. The site also contains a page of frequently asked questions providing further guidance on the directions.
Chief Health Officer Update https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update
Aged Care sector https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/aged-care-sector-coronavirus-disease-covid-19
Health Services and GPs https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/health-services-and-general-practitioners-coronavirus-disease-covid-19
Information for community services https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/information-community-services-coronavirus-disease-covid-19#care-facilities-directions
Information for Aboriginal Communities https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-information-aboriginal-communities
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The Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission have released a range of storyboards and User Guides for COVID19 etiquette focusing on social and physical distancing, Self-isolation and Sneezing and coughing (posters).  They have been developed by Culturally Directed Care Solutions. Some great resources providing graphics and less words. You can find them here – https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/resources/covid-19-etiquette-storyboards-and-user-guides
The Department of Health and Human Services have also recently circulated the below resources to use and share, wherever you can, as appropriate:
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Friday Funny – Just for Laughs

Can you survive without toilet paper?
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We are happy to help.
Melanie Perks Wellness and Reablement Consultant 0409 945 301 melaniep@bchc.org.au Kathleen Steenhuis Project Consultant 0418 309 489 kathleens@bchc.org.au
Shanaya Sheridan Aboriginal Development Officer 0409 388 890 shanayas@bchc.org.au Gabrielle Fraser Diversity Advisor Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 0490 051 171 gabriellef@bchc.org.au
Sonya Irvine Administration 0477 304 402 sonyai@bchc.org.au
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