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COVID-19

ANZ COVID-19 Government links

Updated as of 1 May 2020

New Zealand and Australian Government resources and guidance on COVID-19 are being updated regularly. It is vital that during this rapidly evolving situation, everyone follows government public health directions and guidance. Information regarding sonographer health guidelines are on the Sonographer COVID-19 Practice & Safety advice page.
Government information relating to workforce redeployment, support for people out of work and HR issues is on the Workforce Redeployment page.

Australia

Department of Health

Health Professionals

Key resources include:

  • Interim advice on non-inpatient care of persons with suspected or confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) update advice and information
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) information on the use of surgical masks

A letter from the Australian Department of Health to all Allied Health Practitioners 

Australian Capital Territory

Chief Health Officer alerts

Key resources include:

  • Triage flowchart for reception staff at outpatient clinics, community health centres
  • Novel coronavirus healthcare signage

New South Wales

Advice for Health Professionals

Key resources include:

  • Advice for health sector – Advice for elective surgery and outpatient clinics
  • Infection control resources

Northern Territory

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Queensland

Information for Queensland clinicians and healthcare workers – novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Key resources include:

  • Outpatient areas including medical imaging personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Infection prevention and control guidelines for the management of COVID-19 in healthcare settings—interim version

South Australia

Information for health professionals (update 1 May 2020)

Key resources include:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) information and collateral
  • Fact sheets and flowcharts for health professionals

Tasmania

Coronavirus information – For health professionals

Key resources include:

  • COVID-19 alert
  • Facemasks factsheet

Victoria

Health services and general practice – coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Key resources include:

  • Chief Health Officer alerts
  • Health services – preparedness and planning
  • Quick reference guide and checklist for general practitioners and health professionals

Western Australia

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Health Professionals and GPs

Key resources include:

  • Clinical alert updates
  • Fact sheets – PPE and infection control

Travel advice between Australian States

Travel into New South Wales, ACT and Victoria is not yet restricted.

Please note advice and links for the following states and territories:

New Zealand

New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2 from midnight Wednesday 13 May 2020

Under these arrangements health professionals are encouraged to only hold face-to-face appointments for urgent care, so long as the health professionals can take appropriate measures to manage public health. Including practicing good infection prevention control procedures and using personal protective equipment where appropriate. 

Letter to Allied Health sector on moving to Alert Level 2

Ministry of Health

Medical Radiation Technologists Board

Important Notice about COVID-19

Influenza immunisation

AUSTRALIA 2020 seasonal influenza vaccines

NZ 2020 influenza immunisation campaign

If you require further information please email policy@sonographers.org

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