Novel coronavirus update for general practice

  7 February 2020  Victorian Department of Health and Human Services   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has produced a checklist of key actions your practice can take now to safely assess a patient who may have novel coronavirus infection. A suggested checklist is available in a quick guide and in a more detailed guideline here:

Also available are posters for the waiting room and factsheets for patients in English and Chinese.

The international outbreak is evolving rapidly and the Department is working closely with the Victorian health sector, Commonwealth and international agencies to respond to the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) associated with mainland China.

Any urgent feedback from general practitioners and primary care providers is welcomed and should be sent to

As further information becomes available, it will be shared on our channels and our DHHS incident page.

This site includes printable factsheets, posters and translated material.

Access the latest Chief Health Officer Alert for more information and subscribe to CHO Alerts.

With the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.