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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Members

The ANMF is providing support and advice to any members seeking information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). ANMF members are fortunate to have an understanding of infection control principles through their education and the accreditation standards by which their health facilities are measured. The community will be looking to nurses, midwives and personal carers to provide guidance and reassurance.

ANMF Evidence Briefs

ANMF COVID-19 Response Guidelines

ANMF Information/Fact Sheets

  • Aged Care Support Information Sheet - Direct support measures announced by Federal Government for aged care providers including key points for aged care workers and a summary of information from the Federal Government.
  • Retention Bonus Information Sheet - Specific information on the Retention Bonus: $234.9m will be dispersed as payments to eligible workers in residential care and home care during COVID-19 to help retain them in the workforce.

Surge Workforce Fact Sheets

Information for nurses wanting to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic

Individuals wanting to come back to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic or those in the workforce wanting to access information should visit the AHPRA website and their COVID-19 updates page at https://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/COVID-19.aspx. Information about the new pandemic response sub-register is available on the Pandemic sub-register page at https://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/COVID-19/Pandemic-response-sub-register.aspx.

Telehealth guidance for practitioners

Registered health practitioners are playing a vital role in treating and containing the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This is an unprecedented situation and we know you are working hard to keep people safe in a demanding and fast-changing environment. Ahpra and the National Boards have developed the following information which outlines their expectations of how registered health practitioners will use telehealth in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic - https://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/COVID-19/Telehealth-guidance-for-practitioners.aspx


The COVIDSafe app is now available and is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus. More information about the app can be found on the Department’s website here.

Department of Health coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources

Find out how the Department of Health 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. | Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert

Updates, information and resources about coronavirus (COVID-19) are available on the Department of Health website.

Aged Care

Providing aged care services during COVID-19 - Resources and advice for aged care providers and workers who deliver services in residential aged care and in-home care settings. Find out when you must not go to work, getting coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, identifying symptoms in older people, and protecting yourself and the people you care for. View page on the Department of Health website here.

Online Training and Education

ANMF Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Online
All nurses and midwives can demonstrate leadership in infection prevention and control. Make sure you are delivering best practice using your knowledge, skill and judgment with this core competency. Our Infection Control and Prevention course is free to all ANMF members and is worth 5 hours of CPD towards your registration.

When should hand hygiene be performed? What are the correct techniques across different settings? Our Hand Hygiene course is free to all ANMF members and is worth 2 hours of CPD.

Access both courses through our new-look Continuing Professional Education portal.

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) - COVID-19 Special Edition Webinars
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created significant uncertainty in Australia, especially in aged care. There is a lot of fear surrounding COVID-19, and the situation is moving rapidly. The Australian Government has recently imposed new restrictions on aged care visitation, and some providers have introduced further measures to ensure the spread of COVID-19 is contained. OPAN recognises the importance of access to clear, accurate information during this time.

You can also watch the previous COVID-19 Special Edition Webinars here.

Department of Health e-Learning Modules
Five modules are available for completion as part of the Department of Health’s eLearning program for Aged Care workers. The training includes Personal Safety, Families and Visitors, Outbreak Management and PPE. Click here to register and access the training modules.

COVID-19 infection control training
This 30-minute online training module is for health care workers in all settings. It covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19. Find out more and register here.

Educational Videos

COVID-19: Frequently asked questions

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from clinicians including Epidemiological FAQs, Clinical Care FAQs, Public Health FAQs and information for practices and patients.

ACTU Fact Sheets

COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams

Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of the spread of coronavirus to exploit and play on the fears of consumers across Australia. | Read more

ANMF Media Releases relating to COVID-19

Help stop the spread and stay healthy

A national campaign has launched to inform all Australians about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The campaign aims to reduce the risk to individuals and families by enabling them to make informed decisions and to take up health recommendations. Video and radio material is available here and print ads are available below.

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