View our advocacy timeline to see how we’ve represented and supported members through the pandemic.
ADA and ADAVB advocacy action timeline
June–July 2020 (Victoria)
- Continuing to monitor COVID-19 case trends across the state.
- Maintaining contact with the Victorian Chief Medical Officer.
- Attending briefings with the Victorian Health Minister.
- Providing updates and recommendations to members as soon as information becomes available.
- Conducting surveys to understand the financial impact on private dental practices.
- Providing ongoing support for members.
- Inviting members on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services to be part of the COVID-19 response.
- Continued to work with suppliers and the government to source PPE.
- Developed and held return to practice and other COVID-10 related webinars.
- Successfully advocated for a return to level 2 dental restrictions, 27 April. Most elective surgery resumed.
- Successfully advocated for dental practices to receive Victorian funding for small businesses.
- Successfully advocated for a return to level 1 dental restrictions, 09 May. Some Victorian activity restrictions eased.
- Membership renewal fees were deferred to 1 October.
- A dental restriction framework, created by the ADA and endorsed by the AHPPC, helped avoid a complete closure of dental practices.
- COVID-19 resources were created.
- Regular webinars were held.
- Secured a limited supply of masks from the national government stockpile.
- Member advisory services were expanded.
- Began working with suppliers and government to secure mask supply.
- Established contact with the AHPPC to ensure dental representation.
- The AHPPC identified aerosol generating dental procedures as high risk for COVID-19 transmission.
- Ran a media campaign to access masks from the national government stockpile.
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