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Urgent Reminder for Providers: Notification of positive COVID-19 cases

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All aged care service providers are reminded that you must immediately notify the Commonwealth Department of Health of any COVID-19 cases among residents and staff.

Email the Department of Health at .

This notification is essential for the activation of Commonwealth support including rapid access to PPE from the National Medical Stockpile, case management, surge workforce support and supplementary pathology testing.

This notification to the Department of Health is in addition to notifying your Public Health Unit.

For more information on COVID-19 outbreak preparedness and management, refer to the CDNA National Guidelines.

The Department of Health has also published a checklist for residential aged care providers in - First 24 hours – managing COVID-19 in a residential aged care facility



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Unknown Author, 2020, Department of Health

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