Queensland COVID-19 updates


This page will be updated with the latest information as it becomes available for GPs in Queensland.

The information on this page was last updated: Friday 15 May 2020 at 3.00pm (AEST)

You can also find nationally relevant information via the RACGP Coronavirus (COVID19) information for GPs webpage

For up-to-the-minute information, visit the Australian Federal Government Department of Health website and subscribe to receive the bi-weekly COVID-19 newsletter for GPs from the Chief Medical Officer.


The Queensland testing recommendations currently exceed the Communicable Diseases Network Australia National Guidelines. Please refer to The Queensland Health "GP assessment and management of patients with suspected COVID-19" (version 1.11) workflow for the latest criteria.


Access the latest updates from Queensland Health.

You can also access the QLD Health Facebook page for regular updates, patient information posters and resources


Upcoming webinars


Brisbane North GP webinar series COVID-19 update - Expert panel advice and support

Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service GP Liaison Team are bringing together a panel of local experts to answer questions on COVID-19.

The webinar will bring GPs up to date with the latest local information and advice to help support primary care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2020
Time: 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Register now


Your local Public Health Unit can be found on the Queensland Health website.

PHN

Phone

Email

Website

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast

(07) 5456 8100

info@ourphn.org.au

http://www.ourphn.org.au/

Gold Coast

(07) 5635 2455

info@gcphn.com.au

http://www.healthygc.com.au

Western Queensland

(07) 4573 1900

admin@wqphn.com.au

http://www.wqphn.com.au

Darling Downs and West Moreton

(07) 4615 0900

info@ddwmphn.com.au

http://www.ddwmphn.com.au

Northern Queensland

(07) 4034 0300

hello@primaryhealth.com.au

http://www.primaryhealth.com.au

Brisbane North

(07) 3630 7300

contactus@brisbanenorthphn.org.au

http://www.brisbanenorthphn.org.au

Brisbane South

1300 467 265

contactus@bsphn.org.au

http://www.bsphn.org.au


Queensland Respiratory and Fever clinics

The Australian Government through PHNs is rapidly establishing GP respiratory clinics around the country to clinically assess people with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms (a fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat and/or tiredness). The clinics are in addition to services available within public hospitals and general practices.

QLD Health Fever clinics are specialist clinics (managed by local Hospital and Health Services) for people who may be infected with COVID-19. These clinics help to keep people who may be contagious away from other areas of hospitals and health centres. This helps to reduce the potential spread of the virus and keeps the emergency department available for emergencies.

Please see this table for the current (15 May 2020) status of Fever Clinics & Respiratory Clinics across Queensland. 


RACGP Queensland

Phone: (07) 3456 8944

Email: qld.faculty@racgp.org.au

Join the RACGP Queensland Facebook group to chat with your colleagues and stay up to date.