Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

COVID-19-Social-tiles-1080-x-1080-OurJobProtectOurMob-01.pngThe National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) has put together an information hub for Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander people about COVID-19.

 

In early March, the Australian Federal Government convened the Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19, to develop and deliver a National Management Plan to protect communities and save lives.

 

This Taskforce is co-chaired by NACCHO as well as the Australian Department of Health, with partners from Aboriginal Health Services, the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association and the National Indigenous Australian’s Agency (NIAA) and other affiliates, including state and territory public health representatives and communicable disease experts.

 

You can read the agreed upon action plan here.

 

What is the Coronavirus and what should you do?

 

 

Remember to take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and unnecessary physical contact with others
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with the bend of your elbow or a tissue
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell - even with a slight fever and cough
  • Avoid large gatherings and crowded public areas and practice social distancing
  • If you have a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing contact your local medical service by phone
  • Stay up to date and aware of all relevant information at the appropriate sources

More information regarding the above tips are available here.

 

Further resources include:

The following are links to resources from affiliated organisations:

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