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Aboriginal health

Information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) to keep you and your community safe.

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Keeping our mob COVID safe

There are important things that we can all do to help protect our community from COVID. This includes:

  • Anyone with symptoms, even mild symptoms, should get tested. Visit a COVID-19 testing clinic or call your doctor or Aboriginal Medical Service to ask for a test.
  • Staying a safe distance from others where possible - that means 1.5 metres or two big steps.
  • If you're unwell, stay at home.
  • Wash your hands often with soapy water or hand sanitiser.

Watch the One Point 5 music video by Nooky and Mi-kaisha, with choreography by Darren Compton, to see how we can all help keep our mob COVID safe.

 

Connection to culture for your wellbeing

Staying connected to culture is important for our health and wellbeing. When we can’t see the people we love, we can still use time at home to share our culture and stories.

Watch our video with professional dancer Darren Compton as he shares ways to stay connected to culture.

Looking after your health and managing stress and anxiety

Keep up with your medical appointments and medications, especially if you have an ongoing health condition.

It's safe to seek help now – your hospital and local medical services are taking steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. You're not a burden on the healthcare system, so don't wait until things get worse.

If you are feeling anxious or stressed, keep a daily routine and stay connected with your family and friends. This can help you stay grounded and keep a positive frame of mind.

Exercise and eating well also helps your wellbeing, especially during uncertain times.

Watch our video to get tips from health and wellbeing consultant Jeffrey Morgan on how to manage stress and anxiety.

Community Action Plan

Community Action Plans (CAPs) set out actions and responsibilities for organisations and agencies in three stages.

CAPs are developed through the Local Emergency Management Committees in consultation with community members, NSW Health, NSW Aboriginal Affairs, Local Aboriginal Land Councils, and other interested stakeholders and partners.

The plans set out an agreed approach for managing:

  • Level 1: Prepare: COVID-19 has not entered the community
  • Level 2: Confirmed Cases in Community
  • Level 3: Elimination – virus is not contained
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