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:

Grafton Hospital upgrade nearing completion

The new $17.5 million Grafton Base Hospital Ambulatory Care Centre is on track to be completed by middle of this year despite disruption from the coronavirus, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. “In fact, the builders are addressing the COVID-19 situation and have introduced precautionary measures to ensure a safe workplace for all involved…

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Transforming streets and public spaces

NOTE: Image taken prior to social distancing restrictions Communities are encouraged to come up with ideas to transform local streets into shared public spaces as part of a program to increase places for people to safely walk, cycle or exercise. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the new $15 million Streets as…

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New payment to help seniors stay safe in aged care

An additional COVID-19 specific support package totalling $205 million will help seniors remain safe and healthy in aged care. Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan welcomed the additional funding as it will help all Commonwealth-funded residential aged care providers protect our elderly loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic. “Senior Australians are highly vulnerable to…

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