COVID-19 updates


Feeling isolated or lonely? Call the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line on 1800 171 866. Stay tuned to this page for further articles on COVID-19 and the steps you can take to stay healthy and safe during the pandemic.

State by State COVID-19 information


Keep up to date with the latest information from your state or territory. 

Helpful resources and support


Check out the COVID-19 Vaccine – What You Need To Know video above.

You can also access a number of helpful videos on the Department of Health website. Watch videos now.

If you would like more information, or just want to chat to someone during this difficult time, please call the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line on 1800 171 866.

You can also read our guide to keeping well during COVID-19. Learn more here.

Queensland COVID-19 information


Latest Updates

There are no current restricted areas in Queensland.

Read more from the QLD Health Department.

View the QLD State Government COVID-19 information page.

Here are the QLD State Government's current statistics.  

Where to get tested in QLD

If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.

Find testing clinics here

QLD Aged Care visiting updates

Find the latest information here

Visiting or returning to QLD from other States

Find the latest information here.

Apply for a border pass

Apply here.

New South Wales COVID-19 information


Latest Updates

Anyone who has been in Melbourne since 30 January 2021 is asked to check the Victorian health website, to check if they have attended a public exposure site. If they have they should get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days since being there, regardless of the result. 

If you have been to a public exposure site you should not now travel to NSW. 

The current COVID-19 case locations in VIC are here.  

For regional and rural NSW keep up to date here

The current COVID-19 case locations in NSW are here

Here is the NSW State Government COVID-19 information page

Read the NSW State Government's current current statistics.

Where to get tested in NSW 

If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.

Find testing clinics here

NSW Aged Care visiting updates  

Find the latest information here.

Visiting or Returning to NSW from other States  

Find the latest information here

Victoria COVID-19 information


Latest updates

New circuit breaker actions come into effect from 11.50pm on 12 February 2021

On the advice of public health experts, the whole of Victoria will move to circuit-breaker action from 11.59pm tonight until 11:59pm on Wednesday 17 February. 

There are only four reasons to leave your home:

  1. shopping for the things you need
  2. care and caregiving
  3. exercise
  4. work (if it is essential).

Furthermore:

  • Exercise and shopping will be limited to five kilometres from your home. If there are no shops in your five-kilometre radius, you’ll be able to travel to the ones closest to you.
  • Face masks will need to be worn indoors and outdoors – whenever you leave home
  • No visitors to your home (unless providing essential care).

Read more here.

New and updated exposure sites  

The following exposure site was added on 12/02/21 

  • Brunetti: Terminal 4, Melbourne Airport

The following exposure sites were added on 07/02/21 

  • Marciano's Cakes, Maidstone 

  • Dan Murphy's, Sunshine 

  • Off Ya Tree Watergardens, Taylors Lakes 

For full details, check the table on the VIC DHSH page here.  

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks 

As at 08/02/2021 

Location (Number of active cases) 

  • Park Royal Tullamarine Outbreak (6) 

  • Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport Outbreak (2) 

  • Grand Hyatt Melbourne Outbreak (1) 

Updated summer restrictions 

As of 11.59pm on 3 February 2021 new statewide restrictions are in effect: 

  • The limit on the number of people gathering in a household is reduced from 30 to 15, meaning the household members plus 15 visitors (excluding children under 12 months of age).   

  • Masks are mandatory in indoor spaces, including workplaces. If you have visitors in your home, it is strongly recommended that masks are worn during the visit. Masks must be worn in indoor spaces apart from when eating or drinking.  If you are planning to leave your home – take a mask. 

  • The 75 per cent ‘return to work’ cap for the private sector scheduled for Monday 8 February is paused and the current cap of 50 per cent will remain in place. 

In addition to indoor spaces, face masks continue to be mandatory in the following locations: 

  • on public transport 

  • when riding in a ride share or taxi 

  • on domestic flights to and from Victoria 

  • at airports. 

Read How we live - Information for all Victorians here.

Quick Links 

Where to get tested 

If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.  

Find testing clinics here.  

VIC Aged Care visiting updates 

Find the latest information here

Visiting or Returning to VIC from other States

Find the latest information here.

Apply for a boarder pass  

Apply here

Western Australia COVID-19 information


Latest Updates

The Perth and Peel restrictions will end as planned at 12.01am Sunday 14 February. See the announcement.

As part of WA's Controlled interstate border, from 6.00pm Friday 12 February 2021, travellers from Victoria will not be permitted to enter WA without an exemption. From 12.01am, Tuesday 16 February 2021, NSW travellers into WA will no longer be required to self-quarantine.

The WA Government has declared a State of Emergency for Western Australia. For updated details, including State of Emergency Declarations and Directions, visit COVID-19 coronavirus: State of Emergency Declarations.

Where to get tested in WA

If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result. Find testing clinics here

WA Aged Care visiting updates

Restrictions apply for the lockdown period which include no visitors to hospitals or residential aged care and/or disability facilities. Find the latest information here.  

The WA Government Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) COVID-19 page is here.

WA mask wearing

Wearing a face mask outside the home is currently mandatory for the Perth, Peel and South West regions. Read more here

WA Older Persons

Seniors (COVID-19) WA resources page is here

Visiting or Returning to WA from other States

Read the latest information here

Apply for a border pass

Apply here.

About the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line


The support service is a joint initiative of National Seniors Australia, COTA Australia, Dementia Australia and the Older Persons Advocacy Network. 

If you are feeling anxious, or would like additional information and support, please call the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line on 1800 171 866, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 6pm (except public holidays).

Learn more

Keeping well during COVID-19


At National Seniors, we know how important it is to look after yourself during this time. No matter your circumstances, you are welcome to call our support line for a chat or to discuss any concerns or questions you have. Call us on 1300 887 626.

Tips for coping during COVID-19

There are things you can do to help you stay mentally and physically healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Find ways to keep in touch – use the phone or email to have daily conversations with your family or friends.
  • Keep an eye on your diet – make sure that you eat healthy and regular meals. Consider delivery of fresh produce.
  • Keep your medical needs up to date – make sure that you continue to go to your regular medical appointments and remember to maintain your medications.
  • Read information from official sources – make sure you get information from official sources such as the NSW Government and the Australian Government.

Source: NSW Government.

Keep in touch with family and friends

You can still stay in touch with family and friends during COVID-19 without physically meeting up.

Here are some ways to reduce feeling socially isolated by keeping the conversation going (virtually):

  • Pick up the phone – your family and friends are only a phone call away.
  • Own a smartphone or computer? Try video calling.
  • Create an online group via a messaging app.
  • It’s game on! Challenge your family and friends with online games.
  • Use the time to learn something new through online learning.
  • Want to know what everyone is up to? Keep connected with social media.
  • Technology not your thing? Write letters, draw pictures and post them to family and friends.

Source: NSW Government.

Need to update your digital skills?

Get involved with National Seniors Australia through the Be Connected program. Learn more here.

You can also find out more by calling 1300 887 626.

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