COVID-19 information

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The Australian Veterinary Association continues to actively monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation at a national and international level, and will be providing information here as soon as new information is available.

 

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Information from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on COVID-19 rule updates relevant to veterinary businesses in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
Guides from the National Mental Health Commission and the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance provide resources on how to maintain healthy workplaces.
An update on the risks of COVID-19 in companion animals and recommendations for veterinarians.
COVID-19 testing in animals, state updates, and new guidance on rapid antigen testing of workers
An update on research into mask effectiveness, and information about tax deductibility for COVID-19 test expenses.
The COVID-19 Small Business Hardship Scheme will provide reimbursement for eligible businesses in the ACT
The Tasmanian government has recognised that ALL veterinary and animal welfare services are highly impacted by COVID, which will assist in allowing veterinary teams to return to work to care for all animals in our community.
Results from the survey on the impact of COVID on the veterinary workforce.
The AVA is working to allow all veterinary workers in Queensland to be classified as critical workers in an effort to ease staff shortages.
AVA successfully lobbies for veterinary staff in NSW to be classified as critical workers exempt from certain self-isolation requirements.

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