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:

Flying doctors bring specialists to the regions

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) and Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) have taken another step in their longstanding partnership to provide quality health care for people in rural and regional NSW. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the RFDS will facilitate flights three days a week to transport doctors from Sydney…

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Bronnie Taylor

It’s OK to not be OK, says Nats Minister

This year has been especially challenging for people in rural and regional areas, says NSW Nationals Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor. In the face of immense adversity, our communities have shown their resilience throughout. Just as people were aware and alert to fires in the region, now they are aware and alert to the importance…

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Nationals fight to protect country media

A suite of measures including short term relief and long term support have been announced to help sustain Australian media businesses through to the other side of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The NSW Nationals were disappointed to hear of the closure of regional newsrooms because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with non-daily papers across the state…

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