MDDA will be updating this page with important key messages from the Federal Government revolving COVID-19. You can find the most accurate and up to date information on the Department of Health’s website.
8th July 2020
On the 7th July 2020 Victorian Premier Dan Andrews announced that Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions would be reinstated across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8th July. You can read his full announcement here.
If you want to read further information about the new restrictions, you can do so on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website here.
Although it is not an ideal situation, it is important to follow the Government guidelines and stay safe and well. The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has some great resources on their website about how to keep safe, including information on: keeping our communities safe, COVID-19 Worker support payment information, how to stay safe, mental health resources, family crisis response and support services, information for people with disability etc. You can find all these resources here.
8th May 2020
From the beginning there have been differences in how COVID-19 has spread in different parts of the country. National Cabinet has agreed a 3-step plan to gradually remove baseline restrictions between now and July. The plan is based on the expert advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on how to establish COVIDSafe ways of working and living.
Under this plan, each state and territory government will decide which restrictions can be eased when, taking into account their local circumstances, meaning states and territories may move at different speeds.
For more information click here.
26th April 2020
The Australian Government has launched a new voluntary coronavirus app, COVIDSafe. The app is an important public health initiative to help keep us safe from further spread of coronavirus through early notification of possible exposure.
COVIDSafe uses technology to automate and improve what state and territory health officials already do manually. It helps identify people who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
The Australian Government encourages that everyone downloads this app.
For more information and download information click here.
29th March 2020
Without leaving your home, from 30/03/20 you can now access essential health services and have an appointment with your GP over the phone, video conference or FaceTime. This includes other health professionals and multiple services such as chronic disease management and mental health support. Your GP or health professional will endeavor to arrange a face-to-face consult if you cannot be treated via Telehealth.