06 December 2023

COVID 19 Update 22 November 2023

We are again experiencing an increase in COVID 19 case, hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths.

This eighth wave coincides with one of our busiest times of the year.  You may be experiencing an increase in patients reporting illness and cases within your workplace team. To minimise the possible risks and disruptions you are encouraged to monitor the risks and adopt the COVID safe principles that we are all so familiar with.

Whilst vaccination is only mandatory for healthcare workers in specific settings, vaccination remains our best way to minimise the implications of infection. There have been numerous reports in the media on vaccination, for the most current recommendations visit the ATAGI website or speak with your GP.

The Victorian Department of Health has moved their COVID 19 web-based information.  General  information can now be found on the BetterHealth Channel website and health services information can be found here.

Remember you will find specific information around risk management in dental practices at the ADA website here.