Responding to Covid19

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Government response

Both State and Federal Governments have also prepared a number of responses to the virus:

NSW Government
Australian Government

Get in touch with health authorities here:

NSW Health
Department of Health

Stay informed

State and federal governments are continuing to respond to the developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

It is vital that people take advice from official sources (see links above).

You can also call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Stay safe

The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is the same way you would protect yourself from
catching flu or other respiratory illness:

  • clean your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60 per cent alcohol
  • cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or with tissue
  • avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • stay home if you are sick

Latest COVID-19 updates:

Funding lifeline for regional zoos

Some of regional NSW’s most popular tourist attractions will receive a much-needed funding lifeline, with the Federal Nationals in Government unveiling a support package to help them get through the COVID-19 crisis. This funding will assist zoos and aquariums like Hunter Valley Zoo with the fixed operational costs associated with the caring of their animals,…

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Free mental health service for regional workers

NSW Nationals Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson has announced additional funding for a free SMS service providing mental health counselling to 3 million workers in NSW’s rural and regional areas. Mr Anderson said the VirtualPsychologist service, part of SafeWork NSW’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy 2018-22, was making a huge difference to those…

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Additional support for flying doctors

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) can now expand its work in protecting our regional communities thanks to an additional $810,000 from the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the RFDS South Eastern Section was receiving $750,000 for two additional fully equipped Mobile Service Vehicles with full time staff…

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