Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):
how to stay informed.

Page last updated: 2:00pm, 8 April 2020

This is a rapidly evolving situation. Please make sure your general practice or health service stay up to date with the latest official information from the following organisations:

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
  1. Subscribe to Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Alerts at
  2. Subscribe to the DHHS COVID-19 stakeholder newsletter and read daily updates from the Chief Health Officer
  3. Nominate someone in your practice or service to check the COVID-19 hub on the DHHS website each day to make sure you have the latest copies of the:
    • Quick reference guide and checklist
    • Guidelines for health services and general practitioners
    • Case definition and testing criteria
  4. Follow DHHS and the Chief Health Officer on Twitter
Commonwealth Department of Health

Visit the Department of Health website for information about how the Australian Government is monitoring and responding to the outbreak.

We encourage GPs to subscribe to the Department's email updates.

Official Australian COVID-19 app

The Australian Government has released an official app with the information you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Download the “Coronavirus Australia” government app in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Official Australian COVID-19 WhatsApp channel

The Australian Government has started an official WhatsApp channel with the information you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Message +61 400 253 787 or go to in your web browser to get coronavirus information you can trust from the official Australian Government chatbot.

WhatsApp is available from the Apple Store or Google Play.

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is providing localised COVID-19 information by email. Please subscribe below if you are not receiving these emails:

Follow us on Twitter for real time updates.

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