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COVID-19

The health and wellbeing of our members, stakeholders, staff and the wider community remain a priority for Palliative Care WA, and we are committed to any WA Government’s policies and public health directives.

It is vitally important that we ensure the palliative care, aged care and community care workforce as well as the community is protected as much as possible. Given the number of new daily cases of COVID-19 currently being reported and taking on board the advice of the WA Palliative Medicine Specialist Group, we strongly recommend that all participants at any of our events wear a mask when not eating, drinking or presenting. Our staff will be wearing masks, and we will have some on hand for those who require one. Please do not attend any event if you are feeling unwell or have developed any cold or flu-like symptoms.

COVID-19 Helplines

  • WA COVID info helpline 13 268 43
  • National COVID helpline 1800 020 080
  • Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line (national line) 1800 171 866

Key Information for WA

Vaccination Information

The Australian Government is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free for everyone in Australia, including all Australian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary visa holders.

Proof of Vaccination

Showing proof of your vaccination is still required when visiting hospitals and residential aged care.

Masks

While masks are no longer mandatory in many places in WA, they are still encouraged where physical distancing is not possible. Masks are required for people aged 12 years and older in the following settings:

  • Hospitals and health care settings including:
    • GPs
    • Aboriginal health services
    • Dental and optical health clinics
    • Allied health services such as physiotherapy, radiology and occupational therapy services
  • Aged care facilities, residential care facilities including disability service facilities and mental health residential facilities
  • Public and passenger transport, including taxis and rideshare vehicles, tour buses and school buses
  • Correctional facilities

Useful Resources and Advice

For Sector Professionals – Palliative Care in the COVID-19 Environment

 

list of tips to easy worry during COVID from the Black Dog Institute

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