News

Department of Health information for frontline healthcare workers on the Novel Coronavirus

Saturday 8th February, 2020

Australia is closely monitoring an outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in late December 2019. The Australian Government Department of Health is working across agencies to implement additional measures to manage the risk.

February 8th: The Australian Government Department of Health has updated advice for health workers regarding the novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (2019-nCoV). As this is an evolving situation, these documents may be further updated in the coming days and weeks.

Please see the updated fact sheets aimed at Primary and Community Health Workers and Emergency Departments below along with a fact sheet outlining advice on the use of PPE during clinical care of people with suspected or confirmed 2019-nCoV infection.

Additional resources can be found on the Department of Health’s website, including posters that can be used in health facilities and factsheets that can be provided to patients.