The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) cares about our members and we are working with our sector partners and the Australian Government to provide input relevant to our members, their work and communities. It’s important for all of us to stay informed of the most recent and accurate information. This page is where AIDA will share updates and information relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Australian Chief Medical Officers have released the Response Plan to monitor the sector’s response that can be downloaded here:
Stay informed about the COVID-19 outbreak on the Australian Government Department of Health website and the World Health Organisation (WHO) website. These websites provide information for the community and health professionals about COVID-19.
Many people are experiencing increased stress or feelings of isolation at this time.
If you need to speak with someone, please contact a national crisis service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week –
Beyondblue: 1300 224 636 or beyondblue.org.au
Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au
Infection Control Information
the Infection Control training module is currently live. We encourage all care workers across varying sectors to utilise this training, with details of the module as follows:
How to protect yourself and the people you are caring for from infection with COVID-19
Care workers across all sectors including health (hospitals and all primary and secondary care settings including allied health, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, pharmacists and dentists and their staff including nurses, cleaners and receptionists), aged care (both in residential aged care facilities or with visiting carers at home including cleaners and cooks) and disability (whether in residential/shared care facility or part-time carers in people’s homes including cleaners and cooks).
This training module covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control (IPC) for COVID-19 including:
- COVID-19 – what is it?
- Signs and symptoms
- Keeping safe – protecting yourself and others
- Myth busting
Key learning objectives:
At the end of this course you should be able to:
- Understand the basics about the COVID-19 virus, including how it is spread
- Describe what you can do to protect yourself and others
- Know what to do if you develop symptoms
- Know what to do if the person you are caring for develops symptoms
- Tell the difference between myths and facts of COVID-19
News and Resources
All urgent enquiries should be directed to the Department of Health’s National Incident Room via firstname.lastname@example.org.