The COVID-19 pandemic is a significant health issue having an impact right across our community. This page will be regularly updated with relevant information, please check back regularly.
27 May 2021
Community and in-home aged care workers, and people aged 50 years and over receiving Commonwealth-funded in-home and community aged care, are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.
A fact sheet explaining how in-home care workers and recipients can get a COVID-19 vaccination is now available in 19 languages.
If you are an in-home and community aged care recipient aged 50 years and over, or are an in-home and community aged care worker you can find out how to book your vaccination here
1 February 2021
On Sunday, 31 January, the WA Premier announced WA is in lockdown from 6pm that day until 6pm Friday, 5 February, following a confirmed case of community transmission in the Perth area.
ECHO has issued an initial update which you can view by clicking this link: https://www.echocommunity.org.au/news/echo-responding-to-perth-lockdown/.
More information will be provided as it comes to hand.
11 November 2020
16 October 2020
Video from Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nick Coatsworth, discusses school holidays, coronavirus clusters and whether you should get a COVID-19 test for symptoms that may be allergy-related.
14 October 2020
The Australian Government has updated resources for clients and families to access digital and telephone support for mental health during COVID-19.
16 September 2020
The Australian Government has released two COVID-19 fact-sheets relevant for people needing support in their own homes:
11 September 2020
ECHO communication hotline – a new email address for use in emergencies only
The Australian Government has updated resources for clients and families:
- COVID-19 and CHSP information for clients, carers and families
- It’s ok to have homecare infographic – including information to improve safety in your own home
3 August 2020
COVID-19 lessons from the UK – what can we learn about this success story?
19 May 2020
12 May 2020
8 May 2020
6 May 2020
29 April 2020
Australian Government fact-sheet – COVID-19 information for older Australians – this page is regularly updated with the latest information
Australian Health Department Youtube channel – latest videos on COVID-19
28 April 2020
17 March 2020
8 March 2020