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The recent easing of restrictions across Greater Sydney has meant changes regarding face masks and the re-introduction of the 2 square metre per person rule for most businesses.As a result the COVID Safety Plans listed below have been amended.
“Necessity certainly is the mother of invention”, we are reminded by Deakin University’s Philip Bachelor. “And under current distancing requirements, we’re seeing quite novel and even exciting innovations”.
Arrow Bronze have provided and update for members and customers.
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A report on the ABC News website suggests as coronavirus spreads across Australia, it won't affect each place evenly — some populations are more vulnerable than others. In particular, non-metropolitan areas along the east coast would be among the most at risk.
Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is responsible for monitoring the safety of all vaccines approved for use in Australia. It assesses safety data prior to approval, and continues to monitor the safety of vaccines after they are registered in Australia so that it can detect and respond to any safety concerns. This is known as 'pharmacovigilance'.
The Public Health Order approved by the National Cabinet (AU) is now in effect.
Following the Australian Government announcement to allocate $25 million to fund home medicine services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Australia Post has announced the launch of its Pharmacy Home Delivery Service.
From Monday, pharmacies around the country can offer free delivery on prescriptions to their customers and take advantage of the recently announced increased Australian Government rebate and Australia Post’s unrivalled national network.
ABCNews in Australia says for Muslims, cremation is not only prohibited, it's viewed as a desecration of the deceased.
Local government peak bodies around Australia are swinging into action as councils find themselves thrust into a frontline role in preparing for and responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Local government associations contacted by Government News say they are working with state governments, ensuring information is communicated to members and preparing to monitor and co-ordinate local responses.
Government News reports Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered all heads of government agencies to identify employees whose duties aren’t currently related to the coronavirus response so they can be moved to areas where they are.
It's reported that to prevent the funeral system from collapsing in the face of a new increase in coronavirus cases, Manaus, the Brazilian Amazon metropolis, plans to create 22,000 vertical graves.
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario, the agency that licenses and regulates funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries, has ordered they prepare to operate round-the-clock to ensure that dead bodies are not “stockpiled” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We've updated our links to government issued COVID resources & information including those to important information about attending funerals.
There have been a number of updates to the CCANSW COVID-19 Information Page that may be of immediate interest to you.
The CCANSW COVID-19 Information page provides real time updates from government and verified news sites, particularly Australian sites that might be relevant to the local death care industry. Additionally links to COVID 19 resources on & monitoring of the NSW Health web site have been added for easy access. You'll find them near the top of the page.
In recognition of the importance of public health issues in the face of COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled the Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of NSW (CCANSW) Conference, which was due to take place in North Sydney on 14 – 15 May 2020.
Centennial Park in Adelaide advises "we are pleased to announce that orders for some floral tributes can be placed direct with Centennial Park prior to 2:00pm Monday to Thursday (Australian Central time) for placement at the memorial the following day, by phoning (08) 8275 2255 or emailing"
It goes without saying that this is an uncertain time for all of us. Centennial Park remains committed to the health and safety of our team members and community. Centennial Park attracts large numbers of visitors every day and will continue to follow the advice of Federal and State Government, and the World Health Organisation.We are enabling social distancing as advised and in the interests of public health will be extra vigilant in the number of people we will permit in each of our chapels and lounges. We have reduced our prices according to the lower capacities for each space and will pass these prices on to our funeral arrangers.
ChinaDaily reports Shanghai's public cemeteries have received almost a million online visits since Mar 14, according to statistics released at a municipal news conference on Wednesday.
This feed of the COVID19 situation evolving in Australia has been linked from its Github Project Site. The feed has been expanded to include related information, news and blogs. Refresh the page for the latest updates.
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