Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information for Health Professionals

Updated: 1 April 2020

Mask distribution in South Western Sydney
Please note the masks are being rationed to PHNs in limited supply and when they arrive we are distributing them immediately. Since 30 January we have received a number of small shipments and we are trying to get them to practices with the greatest need. We are generally only given a day or two’s notice of shipment and cannot advise when we will receive another batch.

It is also important to point out the PHN does not stock or distribute other personal protective equipment. While communication from the Australian Government Department of Health mentions PPE, it is only distributing masks.

We appreciate it is a frustrating time for GPs, nurses and practice staff and we are doing our best to support your very much appreciated efforts. If you need more masks, contact your Practice Support Officer (PSO) or call our office on 4632 3000.


Find information for health professionals about coronavirus (COVID-19) below:

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Information pages for Primary Healthcare Providers

COVID-19 pathology collection centres
Information for NSW dedicated testing centres and private pathology centres in South Western Sydney.

Residential Aged Care - information for staff & health providers


Updates from the Chief Medical Officer
Latest news from the Australian Government Department of Health - statements from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on coronavirus (COVID-19), clinical updates and Chief Medical Officer's press releases.

Media Releases 

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Information Helplines 

Coronavirus Health Information Line

Call this Australian Government Department of Health phone line if you are seeking information on novel coronavirus. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

phone PHN blue icon 1800 020 080

Liverpool Public Health Unit (South Western Sydney LHD) 

phone PHN blue icon (02) 9794 0855

After Hours - Phone: (02) 8738 3000
(Liverpool Hospital) - ask for Public Health Officer on call

healthdirect helpline

Community members can call this number to speak to a registered nurse about their health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

phone PHN blue icon 1800 022 222


See COVID-19 information
for community members