What you need to know about COVID-19

APNA is here to support you through the COVID-19 pandemic, please find important information below. 

If you have specific questions please contact the APNA Nurse Support Line - nursesupport@apna.asn.au or 1300 303 184


Key information


Quick links


Nursing Australia Podcast

Episode 6 - COVID-19 vaccine rollout preparation

Episode 7 - Keeping you in the know


Blog


National information

Coronavirus national hotline: 1800 020 080 
AHPRA COVID information (updated regularly)
Safe workplaces COVID-19 - Safe Work Australia (updated regularly)
Infection prevention and control standards - Principles of infection prevention and control - RACGP (updated regularly) - COVID-19 evidence (updated regularly)

Aged Care Information

Also check your relevent state or territory information

COVID-19 vaccine aged care readiness toolkit - Information to assist residential aged care providers plan for the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out (Febuary 2021)

Subscribe to aged care updates here


State and Territory Information

Australian Capital Territory

Phone hotline: 02 5124 9213 (or 02 9962 4155 after hours)

Latest news
COVID-19 information for health professionals

Immunisation services during Covid-19

ACT Covid-19 vaccine information

New South Wales

Phone hotline: 1300 066 055

Latest news
COVID-19 information for health professionals

Immunisation services during Covid-19

Covid-19 Vaccination: Information for health providers in NSW 

Covid-19 Vaccination information for Healthcare Workers in NSW

Information sheet for people recieving Covid-19 vaccine Comirnaty Pfizer/BioNTech

Authority for RNs ans Midwives to supply Covid-19 vaccine

Northern Territory

Phone hotline: 08 8922 8044

Remote communities hotline: 1800 518 189

Latest news
COVID-19 information for health professionals

Covid-19 Vaccinations NT

Queensland

Phone hotline: 13 43 25 84

Latest news
COVID-19 information for health professionals

Immunisation services during Covid-19

Covid-19 Vaccination information for Healthcare Workers in QLD

Covid-19 vaccine information

South Australia

Phone hotline: 1300 232 272

Latest news
COVID-19 information for health professionals

Immunisation services during Covid-19

Covid-19 Vaccine information

Tasmania

Phone hotline: 1800 671 738

Latest news
COVID-19 information for health professionals

Covid-19 vaccine information

Victoria

Phone hotline: 1300 651 160

Latest news
COVID-19 information for health professionals

Daily staff attestation - DHHS recommends that primary care providers require all practice staff (clinical and non-clinical) to complete a daily attestation to confirm that they are free from symptoms related to COVID-19, and have not had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. Daily attestation can be integrated into processes for recording presence in the workplace. Questions for verbal and written attestations should be consistent with the case definition and guidance set out by the department. See here (updated regulary)

Here is an example of daily attestation in use at Western Health. (September 2020)

Immunisation services during Covid-19

Covid-19 vaccination information for providers

Persons to undertake authorised vaccinations in relation to the Covid-19 vaccine

Western Australia

Phone hotline: 08 9328 0553

Latest news
COVID-19 information for health professionals

Covid-19 vaccination hubs

Health pathway Covid-19 vaccination

WAPHA Practice Assist latest updates vaccine rollout


COVID-19 education and training

When and how to wear PPE - Aged Care (May 2020)
COVID-19 and mental health (updated regulary)

Additional resources

The new COVID-19 vaccines and cancer page includes links to key resources to inform and support people affected by cancer
The Covid-19 Vaccine communication Handbook - A practical guide for improving vaccine communication& fighting misinformation 
Free COVID-19 workplace posters - Developed by APNA for displaying in waiting rooms and workplaces
Making the most of the nurse role during COVID - Developed by APNA, AAPM, RACGP, and ACRRM 
COVID-19 website for patients: Don't put your health on hold during COVID-19 and beyond. Assisting patients with what to do and where to go for assistance during COVID-19 (updated regulary)
COVIDsafe contact tracing app (updated regulary)
Find your PHN (updated regulary)
RACGP (updated regulary)

Global resources

 

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