Interactive Map: Victoria by LGA
An interactive map showing current COVID-19 cases in Victoria, by Local Government Area.
Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza
The Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza (AHMPPI) outlines Australia’s strategy to manage an influenza pandemic and minimise its impact on the health of Australians and our health system.
This plan provides the guidance and a framework for leadership to ensure that Australia is as prepared as possible to deal with an influenza pandemic.
There are a number of travel alerts published by the Australian Government.
Department of Health: Live Health Alert
The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic.
Find out how we are monitoring and responding to the outbreak, how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia, and what to do if you have symptoms. Also reporting the latest official medical advice and case numbers.
World Health Organisation
In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other Countries around the world.
WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, long term success cannot be taken for granted. All sections of our society – including businesses and employers – must play a role if we are to stop the spread of this disease.
Australian Government: Department of Health Resources
A collection of resources for the general public, health professionals and industry about coronavirus (COVID-19), including translated resources.
WorkSafe Victoria are working as part of a whole-of-government approach to mitigate the risk of Coronavirus in Victoria.
As part of this approach, WorkSafe Victoria have produced guidance to ensure that employers understand their obligations in relation to protecting employees from risks to their health, and that employees know what controls should be in place. The guidance includes:
- a safety alert regarding Coronavirus
- guidance on preparing for pandemics, which includes information on managing the direct risks of infection.
The “Advice & Guidance for NSW Workplaces” guide is to assist persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) comply with their obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to management of the global COVD-19 pandemic.
Safework Australia has produced a fact sheet which gives advice to PCBUs about handling the current COVID-19 situation.
COVID-19 Health Clinics
Mental Health Resources
If you need support, please contact one of these providers who can assist:
Lifeline 13 11 14
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
National Debt Helpline 1800 007 007
Employee Assistance Program 1300 130 130
Headspace 1800 650 890.
Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.
MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
For further information, there is a webinar for business advisors on how to support a business owner experiencing mental health issues. Click here to access the webinar.