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Government Advice and Updates

Agency for Clinical Innovation (NSW) Lung Function Testing COVID-19 Advice

Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare: COVID-19 Elective surgery and infection prevention and control precautions

Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Management and Operational plans for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations

Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) statement on restoration of elective surgery

Australian Human Rights Commission Guidelines of the rights of people with disability in health and disability care during COVID-19

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) COVID-19 Updates

National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce supporting Australia’s healthcare professionals with continually updated, evidence-based clinical guidelines

National Disability Insurance Scheme COVID-19 information and Support

National Disability Insurance Scheme Commission COVID-19 Information

Australian Government Department of Health

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia

New Zealand 

Hong Kong

Health Regulation

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)

Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand

Children and Pregnancy

COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnancy – Dr Vijay Roach President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Centre for Community Child Health has developed a Resource Hub with the latest research and evidence-based resources on COVID-19 and kids, visit https://www.rch.org.au/ccch/covid-19/

COVID-19 vaccination for children & adolescents Reaserch Brief – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

NSW Health has established clinical Communities of Practice (“Hospital in the Home”) to support the NSW Health response to COVID-19. For more information visit Communities of Practice and Agency for Clinical Innovation

Journal Articles

Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) VariantNew England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Jamie Lopez Bernal, Nick Andrews, Charlotte Gower, Eileen Gallagher, Ruth Simmons, Simon Thelwall, Julia Stowe, Elise Tessier, Natalie Groves, Gavin Dabrera, Richard Myers, Colin N J Campbell, Gayatri Amirthalingam, Matt Edmunds, Maria Zambon, Kevin E Brown, Susan Hopkins, Meera Chand, Mary Ramsay

Public Health England COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report Week 32

Estimated SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence in the US as of September 2020The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine Kristina L. Bajema, MD, MSc; Ryan E. Wiegand, MS; Kendra Cuffe, MPH; Sadhna V. Patel, MPH; Ronaldo Iachan, PhD; Travis Lim, DrPH; Adam Lee, MS; Davia Moyse, MA; Fiona P. Havers, MD, MHS; Lee Harding, MS; Alicia M. Fry, MD, MPH; Aron J. Hall, DVM, MSPH; Kelly Martin, MPH; Marjorie Biel, MPH; Yangyang Deng, MS; William A. Meyer III, PhD; Mohit Mathur,MD, PhD; Tonja Kyle, MS; Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD, PhD; Natalie J. Thornburg, PhD; Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH; Chris Edens, PhD

Antibodies, Immunity, and COVID-19The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine Brad Spellberg, MD; Travis B. Nielsen, PhD; Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD

Clinical Course and Molecular Viral Shedding Among Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Community Treatment Center in the Republic of KoreaThe Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine

Estimating the extent of asymptomatic COVID-19 and its potential for community transmission: Systematic review and meta-analysisJournal of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (JAMMI)

Implications of COVID-19 in an ageing population – Medical Journal of Australia. Authors: Nicolette R Holt, Johannes T Neumann, John J McNeil and Allen C Cheng

Talking to Relatives Over the Phone – A Guide to Compassionate Communication – College of Intensive Care Medicine of A&NZ, based on work from Drs Field-Smith and Robinson from Palliative Care West Middlesex

Sideline Guilt by David B. Reuben, MD Jama Network, Jama Internal Medicine

What do countries need to do to implement effective ‘find, test, trace, isolate and support’ systems? The Royal Society of Medicine, by Selina Rajan (1) , Jonathan D. Cylus (1 & 2) and Martin Mckee (1) [1. Department of Health Services Research and Policy, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, WCIH 9SH, UK 2. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, The London School of Economics, London, WC2A 2AE, UK]

COVID-19 has become one of the biggest killers of 2020The Economist

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain (ENE-COVID): a nationwide, population-based seroepidemiological studyThe Lancet. Authors: Marina Pollán, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Roberto Pastor-Barriuso, Jesús Oteo, Miguel A Hernán, Mayte Pérez-Olmeda , Jose L Sanmartín, Aurora Fernández-García, Israel Cruz, Nerea Fernández de Larrea, Marta Molina, Francisco Rodríguez-Cabrera, Mariano Martín, Paloma Merino-Amador, Jose León Paniagua, Juan F Muñoz-Montalvo, Faustino Blanco, Raquel Yotti, on behalf of the ENE-COVID Study Group

Prevalence of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 InfectionACP Journals, Anals of Internal Medicine. Authors: Daniel P. Oran, AM and Eric J. Topol, MD

The Lancet article: Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to
prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and
COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis
– Derek K Chu, Elie A Akl, Stephanie Duda, Karla Solo, Sally Yaacoub, Holger J Schünemann, on behalf of the COVID-19 Systematic Urgent Review Group Effort (SURGE) study authors

The Lancet editorial: Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection for prevention of COVID-19 – C Raina MacIntyre, Quanyi Wang. The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia (CRM); and Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Beijing,
China (QW)

Not for Profit Organisations & Societies

Carers Australia

First Peoples Disability Network Australia COVID-19 Ethical decision-making for First Peoples living with disability

The National Justice Project, National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) and UTS Jumbunnainformation relating to Covid-19 movements/restrictions and the legal system for First Nations people living in remote communities across the country

International Health Organisations & Institutions

Te ORA (Maori Medical Practitioners Program) Māori motif literacy neutral COVID19 messages

Urutā: COVID-19 Advice for Māori by Māori health experts

World Health Organization (WHO)

Hong Kong Hospital Authority Interim Recommendation on Clinical Management of Paediatric Patients of COVID 19

Report on the Epidemiological Features of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in the Republic of Korea from January 19 to March 2, 2020

Zhejiang University School of Medicine Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

Other Medical College Updates and Resources

Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD)

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP)

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA)

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)

Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) COVID-19 Guidelines

College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM)

Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)

Royal Australian  and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)

Te ORA – Māori Medical Practitioners

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