Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout FAQs
Please see below the first version of Frequently Asked Questions in response to the recent Vaccine roll-out EOI. A second iteration will be provided over the coming days with further information as it becomes available.
COVID-19 Testing Clinics
Information for General Practice
The PHN recommends that all primary health care clinicians utilise its HealthPathways sites as a centralised and single source of updated information on COVID-19.
Distribution of Masks
The PHN has a supply of masks that can be distributed to general practices via Department of Health guidelines.
If your practice requires masks please complete the Surgical Mask Request form.
Should you have any questions or inquiries, please contact Kim Booth via email email@example.com
Masks for Allied Health
The Primary Health Network has received a supply of surgical face masks for Allied Health. Providers can request surgical masks using this Request Form.
A Primary Health Network telehealth resource page has been established to assist is the implementation of telehealth for primary care providers.
Community Respiratory Clinics
Six clinics operate in our region to test patients with mild to moderate COVID-19-like symptoms, reducing pressure on general practice and hospital emergency departments. They are intended to provide holistic care for people presenting with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection, and are not just testing centres.
Respiratory clinics have implemented thorough infection prevention and control protocols to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19. They provide assessments and testing for all people with symptoms to detect cases and allow them to be isolated as early as possible.
For advice on that latest referral criteria we recommend you check our HealthPathways site at COVID referral > Testing > Public.
Latest COVID-19 statistics
Business Continuity Resources
The PHN has collated a range of resources that provide details for primary care providers on business continuity support during the COVI-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Training Resources for Residential Aged Care
A seven module training program for Residential Aged Care, including toolbox videos and resources is available for download. Resources are available to download individually or collectively via a zip file.
The capacity tracker is an online tool where a Residential Aged Care Facility, General Practice or Aboriginal Medical Service can provide real-time data to help the Primary Health Network identify issues early and assist primary care providers with support for the continuity of care.
Information for the General Public
If members of the general public are after up-to-date information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) then we recommend the following sites that contain the evidence based guidance, advice and resources.
COVID-19 news and information in multiple languages
SBS's dedicated multilingual COVID-19 information site is a valuable resource for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
The Dept. of Health is also providing a range of Coronavirus information resources including fact sheets, guidelines and other publications translated in multiple languages.