Tackling Coronavirus in Aboriginal Communities in NSW
The deadly coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 has raced across the globe in a few short months. To face this public health crisis NSWALC made a number of key resources available for you to access below:
- Key Contacts
- NSWALC Toolkit for Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs)
- Latest News
- Network Messages
- A Cuppa and a Yarn - NSWALC Podcast
- NSWALC Media Kit
1. Key Contacts
|Health Direct Helpline||1800 022 022|
|National Coronavirus Helpline||1800 020 080|
|Mental Health Line||1800 011 511|
|To find your nearest Aboriginal Medical Service go to:||AHMRC Website|
For the latest information:
- NSW Health
- NSW Health Infectious Disease Alerts
- NSW Government
- The Centre for Aboriginal Health
- National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
Do you know the answers to the following questions:
- What is COVID-19?
- How could it affect Aboriginal people?
- What are the symptoms?
- What is social distancing?
- Why is personal hygiene important?
- How do I protect my staff?
- How do I support LALC members and their families?
- What can I do at home/at work/for children at school?
- how can I care for our Elders?
- What about travelling to other communities?
These are extraordinary times & like people all over the world, so many of our mob are doing it tough & facing difficult circumstances. We think it is important to help provide a voice for the Network.
To help, we've decided to change the way our podcast A Cuppa and A Yarn operates & conduct some daily chats to give everyone a sense of what is happening across NSW.
To listen, click on the link below and subscribe:
- Episode 22: World Health Day 2020. Tameka O'Donnell from the NSWALC Youth Advisory Committee discusses health, COVID-19 and why she became a nurse.
- Episode 21: Alfred Wellington from Jerrinja LALC on restrictions impacting fire and land management.
- Episode 20: Rebecka Stapleton from Tharawal LALC on the importance of being available to community in a time of crisis.
- Episode 19: Toni-Lee Scott from Bathurst LALC on being available for community, keeping the sanctity of funerals and the value of a good joke.
- Episode 18: Mike Nolan from Wellington LALC on community uncertainty around food, transport, and what lockdown really means.
- Episode 17: Rex Weribone from Toomelah LALC on the community facing lockout from essential services as Queensland closes its borders.
- Episode 16: Pam Handy from Dareton LALC on food insecurity and dealing with essential services across three states.
NSWALC has developed a number of resources that you can access below:
- Information for LALCs - COVID-19 Financial assistance for businesses (8 April 2020)
- Information for LALCs - COVID-19 Government financial assistance for individuals (8 April 2020)
- Coronavirus - 16 Rules (2 April 2020)