NACCHO Aboriginal #CoronaVirus News Alert No 35 : April 9 #KeepOurMobSafe : #OurJobProtectOurMob Warning #CoronaVirus will not be taking a holiday over Easter , neither should you mob ! #StayHome

1.How to celebrate and share Easter during the coronavirus outbreak?

2.Minister Ken Wyatt meets with peaks to secure the essentials for our remote communities.

3.Responding to COVID-19 outbreak in Indigenous communities will be a major challenge, health workers say .

4.Health services in remote and rural communities, particularly for the most vulnerable elderly and First Nations groups, will be stretched to the limit by COVID-19 outbreaks

5.VIDEO : Maningrida kids remind everyone to stay safe from coronavirus!

6.Download Remote Area Travel restrictions update 7 April Frequently Asked Questions

7.VAHS Promotes new New coronavirus Self-Assessment tool 

8.VIDEO : Take Heart is proud to have partnered with the Wadeye community to produce this important health message about how to protect individuals, families and communities from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

9. VIDEO : Preventing CoronaVirus : Little J has an important message for youjarjums about washing your hands. 

10.Gallery of COVID-19 on social media images to share. Features Dr Ngiare Brown’s tips to stay active

See how NACCHO protects our mob Corona Virus Home Page

Read all 35 NACCHO Aboriginal Health and Coronas Virus Alerts HERE

1.How to celebrate and share Easter during the coronavirus outbreak?

As the Easter holiday is coming up, it is important to remember that we must adjust our celebrations during the coronavirus outbreak.

The coronavirus affects us all, and it will affect the way we celebrate.

Remember only one person can visit a household at any time, and only two people can meet in public. Always keep 2 big steps away from other people.

There are other ways to celebrate Easter together.

  • This is not a time to travel.
  • Stay connected with your family, friends and community via phone or the internet.
  • Have Easter lunch with your loved ones via video calls
  • Have an Easter Egg Hunt with your household or children, hide chocolates in your house, backyard or garden
  • Drop off eggs or a special meal to someone
  • Leave a note so they know you are thinking of them
  • Search online for Easter egg hunt computer games or Easter quizzes

2. Minister Ken Wyatt meets with peaks to secure the essentials for our remote communities

The Australian Government is working in close collaboration with states and territories under the National Cabinet mechanism to coordinate responses in a range of sectors. Groceries and food security is one of the priority groups under this mechanism.

Communities can help:

  • We need community support to make sure we don’t run out of supplies.
  • Please don’t panic buy or stock up on groceries more than normal.
  • Deliveries will continue and there will be enough groceries for everyone if we each only buy what we need

READ full press release HERE

3. Responding to COVID-19 outbreak in Indigenous communities will be a major challenge, health workers :

The impact of the coronavirus on Australia’s Indigenous communities is potentially catastrophic.

Scores of vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are in lockdown as health workers prepare for the arrival of COVID-19 in a population where substandard and overcrowded housing and complex health issues are common.

Featured:

  • Brenda Garstone, CEO, Yura Yungi Medical Service,
  • Sarah Brown, CEO, Western Desert Dialysis
  • Christine Corby, CEO, Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service

Listen HEAR

4. Health services in remote and rural communities, particularly for the most vulnerable elderly and First Nations groups, will be stretched to the limit by COVID-19 outbreaks

How do we avoid stigmatising and discriminating against rural patients, particularly those who are immune compromised or have co-morbidities or chronic conditions?

How do we scale up home care, clinic care and hospital care scaling up for more cases when funding and training have separately focused on either the clinic or the hospital.”

 There are urgent needs stimulated by this crisis that can improve all systems.

Professor Worley says questions also surround rural patients feeling isolated from the national coronavirus response.

Read / Download the full press release

5. VIDEO : Maningrida kids remind everyone to stay safe from coronavirus!

Watch Video HERE

6.Download Remote Area Travel restrictions update 7 April Frequently Asked Questions

Download FAQs HERE

FAQs – Amended Remote Travel Restrictions

7.VAHS Promotes new New coronavirus Self-Assessment tool 

Victorian Department of Health & Human Services

Self Assessment link;

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-self-assessment

This self-assessment goes for 2 mins max.

It will determine if you need testing or hospital treatment.

8. VIDEO : Take Heart is proud to have partnered with the Wadeye community to produce this important health message about how to protect individuals, families and communities from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This video is part of a series of Coronavirus health messages produced in close collaboration with a group of top end communities.

This effort has been made possible thanks to the leadership of the Wadeye community, particularly around the elimination of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD).

Please share widely. To download visit:

https://vimeo.com/moonshineagency/download/402060250/e536d90b35

9. VIDEO : Preventing CoronaVirus : Little J has an important message for youjarjums about washing your hands 

Watch Here

10.Gallery of COVID-19 on social media images to share.

NACCHO has developed some COVID-19 specific graphics to help promote healthy messaging to help STOP the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in our communities.

Plus we have links to all our affiliate resources

10.Gallery of COVID-19 on social media images to share.

10.Gallery of COVID-19 on social media images to share.

Dr Ngiare Brown’s tips to stay active

Dr Ngiare Brown, a proud Yuin nation woman, mother, and community member from the South Coast of New South Wales shares ways to keep our mob safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Dr Ngiare says, being stuck in one place can be challenging, but there’s a lot of ways to stay active.

· Know we are helping to keep all of our community, our Elders and our children safe and well

· Read, learn and practice a language, our own language

· Dance

· Play board games

· Challenge your family members to physical activities and creative ways to get 10,000 steps done inside

· Make sure you keep your brains and your bodies active

“In my day to day work as a doctor, I usually travel to see children and adolescents in their communities,” says Dr Ngiare.

“Because of the coronavirus, I’ve had to change the way I do my work in order to keep my mob safe, but also still see the children that need us, so we’re using video links and telemedicine to do consultations and chat to children and their families.

We are a resourceful people and we have lots of other ways of doing our usual work.”

10.Gallery of COVID-19 on social media images to share.

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