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Aboriginal health

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

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It’s important to look after your health and wellbeing to help keep our mob safe during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  

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. 

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 do feel unwell and have symptoms of COVID-19, call your doctor or Aboriginal Medical Service to ask for a test.  

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.

Managing stress and anxiety, and staying active

It is completely normal to feel stressed or anxious during this time. Remind yourself that this is temporary and things will be normal again.

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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