COVID-19 Vaccines for Carers
Carers may now be eligible to register for the COVID-19 vaccine as the Federal Government commences Phase 1b of its vaccine roll-out.
Carers may be eligible for the vaccine if they care for:
- A resident of an aged care facility or residential disability accommodation who was eligible under Phase 1a.
- A person 70 years and over who is eligible under Phase 1b.
- A person with a specified underlying medical condition who is eligible under Phase 1b.
- A child with a specified underlying medical condition.
Eligible carers will need to provide carers documentation or complete an Eligibility Declaration Form.
Phase 1b vaccinations will commence from 22 March 2021 at vaccine clinics around the country. Check your eligibility and book your appointment here.
Official Government Information
It is important to keep up to date on the guidelines from each state and territory.
It should be noted that observing the 1.5-meter social distancing rule wherever possible is still recommended.
You can keep up with restrictions in your area via the links below:
The Department of Health has provided additional advice for people at particular risk of COVID-19, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, older people, people with chronic conditions and people with disability.
As border closures continue to be implemented around the country, each state and territory has its own procedures as a condition for entry. You can find the latest information via the links below:
COVID-19 Symptom Checker
There are a number of symptoms associated with COVID-19, including:
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
If you are sick and think you may have COVID-19, check your symptoms using Healthdirects Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker.
Alternatively, if you are worried you may have come into contact with COVID-19, please call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080, which is open 24 hours 7 days a week.
The Australian Government has also launched an official app: Coronavirus Australia which is available through the Apple App Store or Google Apps for Android Phones:
Get the Coronavirus Australia app on iOS
The official Coronavirus Australia app developed by Australian Federal Government is available on the iOS App Store.
Get the Coronavirus Australia app on Android
The official Coronavirus Australia app developed by Australian Federal Government is available on the Google Play Store.
The COVIDSafe app is a tool that helps potentially identify people exposed to coronavirus. COVIDSafe supports the current manual process of finding people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. It is available through the Apple App Store and Google Apps for Android Phones.
If you are worried you may have come into contact with COVID-19 please call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 which is open 24 hours 7 days a week.