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COVID - 19 links to Australian Government and WHO websites

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In an effort to ensure raiders are getting reliable and informative information I have started this pinned post. I am an RN and a credentialed Health Informatician (CHIA) and am able to source reliable and credible information regarding our healthcare systems and where to go to find information. 

I thought I may be able to help raiders with presenting the information. I will not be expressing my opinion but helping others to find what they need to know. 

There is a lot of negative and totally unreliable and misleading information being shared on social media from "armchair epidemiologists" and "google healthcare professionals".

Here is the official Australian Department of Health website. This is the single source of truth about the event and what is happening here in Australia.

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert 

 

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There is now an app for smartphones called Coronvirus (COVID-19) app

Get it installed on your phone and it has all the information you need

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-29/federal-government-launches-coronavirus-australia-app/12100680

There are also telehealth services becoming available as of tomorrow 30/3/2020 - see fact sheet attached.

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thankyou Donna for your info ,i am not a computer guru but maybe put on the prime ministers address to the public daily .As  I just watched right now on ch 9 .very good info regards dunc333

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t’s really great to see the GP’s have jumped into Telehealth so quickly.
I normally use 2 apps to book appts for dr visits.
For the moment during this pandemic and the public health orders we can have phone consults if concerned particularly chronically ill.

Here are screenshots of the 2 I use and how the menus now look.

Well done to the RACGP to assist GP’s to do this so quickly.

Download these apps on the App Store or Google Play or find the one your GP or specialist is using. 

A raider just messaged me to say her Cardiologist’s secretary called to let her know that the specialist will call her tomorrow so she doesn’t have to leave the house. 
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Well its unfortunate but now it certainly clears the air & makes it clear to all.

The fines are pretty heavy as well!!

 

Pretty much as close to a total shutdown as you can get!

Not sure how far off that will be?

 

 

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NSW is now pretty much in lockdown - announcements today by the Premier dealt with heavy fines and/or jail terms for those not following the public orders. 

Raiders here is the DPI website link - if you go to the bottom "can I go fishing?" you can read 

Initially there was incorrect information on the above link which has since been removed by DPI

https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/home/covid-19

 

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Here are a few other ways that State and other jurisdictions are dealing with the Public Orders 

https://www.parkes.nsw.gov.au/temporary-suspension-of-the-issue-of-fishing-permits/

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